Proritise rail freight and transport

IT APPEARS that Mr Wiseman has become an apologist for the Liberal party, and candidates four years of fence sitting and indolence.

Mr Wiseman mentions nothing of the Napthine Budget for 2014 -2015 which allocates 96 per cent of the state budget to Melbourne and a poultry four per cent to regional, rural and county Victoria.

The Liberal party catchphrase ‘Moving Victoria’ should read ‘Moving Victoria to Melbourne’ given that the budget is so heavily weighted to Melbourne’s advantage and interests.

It is not a matter of what Mr Langdon has done and his achievements which have been recognised, but a matter of what he is going to do for Bendigo.

Bendigo certainly does not need another Melbourne-centric politician, who will just promulgate the party line at the exclusion of the interests of the electorate they supposedly represent.

It is also quite obvious that Mr Wiseman hasn’t caught up on the fact that there is a substantial shift by state governments in Australia, excluding the Abbott and Napthine governments, to expand passenger rail and freight rail and to shift road freight back to rail freight. This is also happening on a enormous scale internationally.

The Kennett government in its infinite wisdom, between 1996 -1998, shifted 6.1 million tonnes of intra-state rail freight to road transport and the tax payers of Victoria have been subsidising the trucking transport industry ever since and the state’s road have deteriorated in the process.

Even Jeff Kennett has publically stated that his government’s decision to privatise the railways was an erroneous decision that gave no benefit to Victoria.

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