There is always no shortage of pundits when it comes to easing congestion. Take this 'expert' view for an example. All one knows is to slug people with more and more taxes. What happen to all the fuel excise, initially introduced to encourage oil exploration (now more like exploration of grandiose scheme of public wastage)?
If you do not provide public transport, funded by already collected taxes or government borrowing, who is willing to desert other form of transportation, often the only viable form? Do you expect people to use sardine express, ultra-infrequent bus service or walk?
These pundits are wise to take a flight to other world cities to study how much they spent on their infrastructure developments as opposed to those in Australia. Over 30 years, there was hardly any advancement in infrastructure spending or development; it was more of the same, just to get-by, since the displacement of the horse drawn buggy days. Successive governments lack vision, courage, conviction and innovation.
How many high speed train service have you seen in Australia? In the 21st century, Australia still has no uniform gauge train service allowing goods to be transported from Cairns to Perth or from Darwin to Brisbane. How many Australia city has introduced rapid transport system?
No wonder people prefer to use their cars to look after themselves when the governing body has abdicated their responsibility. And no wonder the only option Australian pundits can offer is another form of tax as taxation is the most durable 'innovative' industry in Australia. And also the easiest way out - any fool can just put up tax.
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