The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS | LETTERS -

Re­pairs to toi­lets on rail­way car­riages made in In­dia will cost up­wards of $100 mil­lion ( SM, Feb 4). The State Gov­ern­ment ar­gues this will cre­ate many jobs for Queens­land. How many jobs would have been cre­ated if the car­riages had been built in Aus­tralia in the first place? Though I’m sure In­dia would have built them cheaper, In­dian work­ers will not be pay­ing tax in Aus­tralia, nor will they be spend­ing their earn­ings in Aus­tralia. The Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment talks about how it is all for jobs in Queens­land but then cre­ates them for other coun­tries. Ed­ward Lloyd, De­cep­tion Bay Could some­one please ex­plain how it is cheaper to mod­ify the toi­lets on the new trains in Mary­bor­ough than to talk de­sign mod­i­fi­ca­tions with the In­dian man­u­fac­tur­ers be­fore they are built? I can­not be­lieve the stu­pid­ity of the Gov­ern­ment in try­ing to push this as a sav­ing in costs. Surely it is just an ex­cuse to bring ad­di­tional costs to a lo­cal cause. Paul V. Brown, Kings Beach

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