POL­ICY OFF TRACK

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

It was much worse than when Joe Hockey said poor peo­ple would not be af­fected by the fuel tax be­cause they did not own cars or drive very far. I find it hard to be­lieve that an in­tel­li­gent per­son would make such com­ments based on data from a traf­fic study but not con­sid­er­ing the fact that a court de­ci­sion ruled that the cor­rect en­vi­ron­men­tal process had not been fol­lowed. IF the State Govern­ment were se­ri­ous about get­ting the big freight trucks off the roads, it would use the rail­ways.

But no; this Govern­ment has got some­thing against trains.

It is hell-bent on shut­ting train lines all over the state that serve the coun­try and city freight move­ments well. Why?

Fre­man­tle Dock­ers mid­field­ers Lachie Neale and Stephen Hill vis­ited Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege Foot­ball Academy stu­dents last week to talk about their AFL ca­reers and life out­side the sport. Have a pic­ture we can use as a read­ers im­age? Email it to...

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