The Advertiser has joined its fellow Fairfax Media publications the Maitland Mercury, Singleton Argus, Scone Advocate, Dungog Chronicle and Muswellbrook Chronicle to fight for the chance to vote on one of the region’s most crucial infrastructure decisions in recent memory.
Premier Mike Baird has refused to explain why the government will not delay the Newcastle rail line truncation for three months so the issue can be taken to the March election.
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It's obvious why the government will not take it to the next election. They'll want the line closed and ripped up before any potential new government makes the sensible decision to keep it intact. Any voter backlash will be irrelavent by then.