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Melbourne to Brisbane railway freight project to miss the MIA

Oliver Jacques
Updated April 24 2017 - 4:01pm, first published 4:00pm

The long-awaited direct inland rail freight line between Melbourne and Brisbane – aimed at getting farm produce to ports faster – is set to bypass our main farm producing areas. 

Oliver Jacques

Oliver Jacques


Moved to Griffith as a refugee from Sydney traffic and housing prices. Previously freelanced for The Guardian, ABC, SBS and Daily Telegraph. Email story ideas to