Might be worth checking your data.
The former NSW ALP govt cancelled the 2nd part of the ECRL early on in the contract before I think most of the cost over runs came in. The same govt who started a number of rail projects and never completed. The current NSW govt (8 years in power) has built more commuter rail route km including tram and Metro than the rest of the country combined in the last 20 years. 100% of which was funded internally.
'before I think' — used in common parlance when somebody is pretty sure that they are right, but don't want to embarrass themselves by saying they are certain they are right, because they do not have evidence to support their proposition. So instead, they drop this line one in.
Ironic, considering you told me "check... your data".
Onto the substance of your argument.
I actually don't care what the NSW ALP Gov of 1995-2011 did or did not do.
Please, let me repeat this for absolute clarity: None of it matters to me.
It's all trifle.
You have not once been able to provide to me a reasonable answer as to why Victorians shouldn't be angry as to the lack of funding coming from the Commonwealth.
But the fault is on my end, I made the mistake of indulging your peripheral disagreement about RRL funding. I should have known that you wouldn't be able to come up with a valid reason, and so instead introduced a completely moot point.
Ah, yet another example of an irrelevant distraction that is not to even be contended with:
The current NSW LNP govt 100% internally funded the current NWRL Metro and the city to SW Metro. There is no fed money involved.
Gillard offered $2B to build the EPRL which was almost 100% of the expected project cost as a vote buying election stunt to help boost support in western Sydney for the upcoming 2010 Fed election. The money was never accepted by the last NSW ALP Premier KK nor the current NSW LNP govt as the project was not the most needy for the city. The EPRL is not even in the vision of the future rail projects. The NSW govt tried to get the funds diverted to the NWRL Metro, but the Fed (ALP I think) govt refused. Clearly the then Feds were only after potential ALP votes and couldn't give a rats about the more affluent NW region of Sydney that was in far more desperate need of a commuter rail that's been on and off for near 30 years.
To the best of my knowledge, the only money NSW has accepted for commuter rail is for the line to the new airport which I think is similar or less than Vic is getting for the bloody expensive airport railway that costs more than the Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and if Adelaide was to get one airport lines combined.
Why not to be contended with? Ah — because (and correct me if I am wrong), but the point that I made (which you're still unable to rebut) was:
The Federal LNP is underfunding Victoria on infrastructure, yet again.
Federal Budget spend on infrastructure for NSW in 2020-21:
Federal Budget spend on infrastructure for Vic in 2020-21:
Now, I might be stupid, but to my knowledge 2.7 has always been a larger number than 1.1.
Am I wrong? Is there some new kind of mathematics I need to learn?
I do not care about the RRL;
I do not care about what the NSW LNP is doing in government;
I do not care about some armchair COVID-demographers predictions on Melbourne's population growth are;
I do not care about the Geelong Fast Rail;
I do not care that (apparently, unbeknownst to literally everybody in Australia except you) there was someone scheming to start off the second-wave in Victoria;
I do not care that QLD was uninsured and the whole of Australia had to bail it out;
I do not care about the exports and imports of Victoria,
I do not even care about monoculture exports from QLD either.
If you cannot come up with a coherent and cogent response to my very basic question, then you have lost.
Either learn how to debate properly, or don't bother.