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Rail on the rebuilding agenda

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Rail projects, including upgrading existing rail infrastructure, are eligible work for consideration under the Rebuild Australia Fund, the Federal Leader of the National Party, Tim Fischer, said today.

Mr Fischer was commenting on the Fightback! Fairness and Jobs package successfully launched by John Hewson yesterday.

"This adjustment to Fightbackl is a knockout blow for Labor," Mr Fischer said.

"In addition to the immediate benefit of there being no GST on food, the Rebuild Australia Fund shows real vision for jobs in the future.

"Eligible projects -including rail projects - will be considered by a committee headed by John Ralph AO, chief executive of CRA Limited.

"Other types of projects which may be eligible are universities, roads, airports, ports and water storages, to mention some."

Mr Fischer added that this Christmas circuit-breaker confirmed that the Coalition was ready for government whenever the Federal election was called.

December 19,1992

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