I have never read anything sillier
You must be talking about your own post here.
Who is conducting the review? Right Hon Tim Fischer
Where does Tim Fischer live?
YES that's right Boree Creek
Remind me again where Boree Creek is?
Lets do the sums:
1 Railfanning former Deputy PM
2 wheat branchlines to Oaklands, one from Benalla and one from The Rock
I don't think so!
So what if he lives at Boree Creek. Funny how the line beyond there to Oaklands is closed by the way...
I seriously doubt he alone has the authority to decide how to spend victorian taxpayer's money. The review he is leading is simply that, a review, ie: a recommendation. Even if that review recommended that the line should be gauge converted, I couldn't see the government spending $$$ on it if the cost wasn't offset by the grain coming out of that line. If we weren't in the middle of a long term drought, then maybe it would be converted, but with the current conditions I doubt it.
If the Adelaide line was standardised now, could you honestly see them converting Murtoa - Hopetoun and Dimboola - Yaapeet? I doubt it. The Ouyen to Panitya line is being suspended and that doesn't even require gauge conversion at the moment.