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Labor, in reverse, adopts Greens high speed rail proposal

Within months of voting down a Greens Senate proposal for a study into High Speed Rial between Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, Labor has done an about turn and adopted the Greens proposal.

Greens Leader Bob Brown who has been vigorously advocating High Speed Rail throughout the election campaign, is delighted with Labor's back flip.

"However the first phase should be between Sydney and Melbourne (including Canberra), the world's third busiest air route, Senator Brown said.

Senator Brown said the Labor announcement comes despite Lindsay Tanner likening the Greens proposal to putting an Australian on the Moon on SBS Insight on Wednesday night.


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