Thanks to local citizen journalist David Marler, @Qldaah, for his tweet yesterday afternoon which alerted me to the Question Time debate on Cross River Rail in the Queensland Parliament, in which my post from yesterday morning was quoted a few times, as you can see via YouTube:
Tim Nicholls quotes Gene Tunny to Annastacia Palaszczuk that CRR business case is ‘weak’
Deb Frecklington quotes Gene Tunny to Annastacia Palaszczuk on CRR business case release question
The Premier even quoted me when she referred to my comments at the time on the Newman Government’s Bus and Train (BaT) Tunnel, which also had surprisingly low estimated net benefits and would have been subject to the same mega-project risks as CRR:
Robert Dow & Gene Tunny quoted by Andrew Powell & Annastacia Palaszczuk over infrastructure
As public transport advocate Robert Dow was also quoted in the House yesterday, David Marler observed in the tweet reproduced below that Question Time “was closer to a peoples’ forum today than I’d seen it before.” That is very good news indeed.
Hopefully, someone is busily re-writing the essential CRR business case today.
Quoting GT, as that is the thing to do today – “Either the business case failed to properly model the full range of benefits and avoided costs, or this rationale was incorrect. It’s hard for independent observers to tell, because the Government has refused to release the full business case.”
Everyone knows, to get a mega-project up …
“You’ve got to accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between ! ” Quoting Bing Crosby .
Keep up the good work Gene !
Thanks heaps Katrina. Love that song!