I am being serious for once, prompted by the Federal government pulling already budgeted for and promised money for the badly needed upgrade and electrification of Adelaide's train system. Diesel suburban trains! How extraordinary.
Prime Minister Abbott has said his government will not fund upgrades of urban public transport. There is a long history of the federal government funding urban public transport upgrades, but The Abbott is refusing to do so. He might publicly fund a tunnel for privately owned trucks in our cities though. The Abbott and his government do like private companies, and see being in government as an opportunity to redistribute money from the working poor and the non working poor to the rich. Sadly, so did the Labor government when it was in power.
Melbourne's and Australia's population growth is set by the federal government. It decides how many immigrants arrive. It decides what subsidies they will give to Australian citizens to encourage to breed. Both should be pulled way back, in my opinion, but then our Liberal conservative government is a slave to, and a receiver of substantial donations from big business, that just loves population growth to make mega profits.
(Another post unfinished, and another I am over)