FOREIGN FURNACES: Most of the locomotives on display the Railway Museum at Bassendean were built in the UK.

No merit in McGowan’s mandated Metronet build

A state industry plan has some positives but don’t look to the past for jobs policy.


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Spot on!

A typical response from a Pollie there Jan - obviously lacking in substance too. Where is the much lauded new rolling stock that crash test dummy Buswell promised 4 years ago?? that never materialsed. Mainly due to the fact that the infrastructure for Perth trains is so outdated that it can't handle the new trains and the transformers blow the network. The liberals and the prior labor government have failed the people of WA and squandered the proverbial golden goose. Successive budget surplus from 2005 through to 2011, in the billions of Dollars - Where has the money gone?? With over 10% of the states populace losing their jobs in the last 2.5 years something needs to be done. In these circumstances, inward investment is the best option to promote growth and diversification from breaking up red rocks and then paying a premium for goods being returned.

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