by Ross Eastgate
Ross Eastgate is a military historian, writer and journalist specialising in defence. A graduate of Duntroon and the Army Command and Staff College, he has served in the Middle East, PNG and East Timor. olation of party discipline’’ allegedly stems from claims of corruption and graft related to the Ministry of Rail’s extensive business interests.
Compare China’s investment in rail infrastructure and capability with that of Australia and a very different picture emerges.
Nothing illustrates Australia’s sorry track record of rail infrastructure investment better than the recent Queensland floods.
Damage to tracks inland and along the eastern sea-