You aren't arguing properly for your case.
You were the one who claimed to have a basis for the removal of bus services - that there were lots of other places in Victoria of 1000+ that didn't have a bus service - and then you couldn't find any. Then you try and cover your mistake by claiming that I've made a 'straw-man' argument. It's the same as the previous page where you categorically stated a list of towns that supposedly didn't have bus services supporting your case that turned out to be wrong - I found out in less than 30 seconds that it was wrong.
I could make it easier and lower the bar to 500 - 1000 but I still doubt that you will find any town in Victoria of this size not serviced by a bus.
With regards to the Ararat train, I suspected all along what you were really saying is that people should spend longer on a train and less time on a bus (which is fair enough) but I feel the current arrangement actually works better because there's a larger catchment of potential passengers along the Glenelg and almost none along the Pyrenees. Fair enough to utilise the train better but the catchment is much larger along the Glenelg.
If you gave Hamilton passengers the choice between an hour extra on the train (but 15 minutes longer overall) and the current arrangement I have no doubt that a shorter transit time would win hands down.