In May 2019, the Australian government announced their desire to spend $1 billion purchasing land to create a $200 billion high-speed rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane, via Sydney and the capital Canberra. The air route between Melbourne and Sydney is the third busiest in the world, so high speed rail is likely to be very popular.
Conveniently for the government, the value of all the land around the route has now plummeted thanks to the devastation of this summer’s wildfires – many of which were deliberately lit.
Here is Australia’s existing inter-state rail infrastructure. While it may look like most of the country is completely uncovered, there are very few people in these areas. This is the Australian “Outback”.
Here is the proposed route
Here is the location of the fires:
They need to burn 5% of the forest per year just to prevent bushfires.
Predictably, the mainstream media are debunking this “conspiracy theory”:
The similarities with the fires in California are very interesting.