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LETTER: Rail clamour

SIR, – There has been a lot of clamour by the major parties regarding regional rail, as is usual at this time before elections. They are each offering to improve or extend some passenger services here or there. 
Australian Country Party-Give It Back sees rail as one of the two key features to its plan to revive the western Victorian economy and communities.
In addition to passenger services to Mildura and other western Victorian cities, a high priority will be a direct connection of western Victoria rail freight to the Inland Railway. This project is already under upgrade-construction.
The Inland Railway connects to the port of Brisbane and the Toowoomba-Wellcamp airport with its direct flights to China. This connection is necessary for southern Australia to take advantage of our free-trade agreements with Asian countries.
The second key feature is our export incubator program. Starting with rural businesses, the export incubator will assist small businesses take advantage of our free-trade agreements.
It will take them by the hand and walk them through every step and connect them with approved distributors at the other end. This will ensure all Victorians can have an opportunity to benefit from free-trade agreements, which successive governments of both colours have been so keen to sign.
We believe this plan, coupled with other government incentives, will lead to an era of economic prosperity for western Victoria. Rail redevelopment is not just something that ACP-GIB pulls out every election to win votes. It is core to our strategy of reviving rural Victoria.
Costa Di Biase
Candidate for Western Victoria Region, Australian Country Party-Give It Back

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Posted on Oct 24 2018

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