Keep on dreaming... Image: Supplied.
It’s the one national infrastructure project that our federal and state governments can’t quite seem to kill.
Politicians assume a high-speed rail network will run over budget and that it will blow out into a murky, politicised fiasco like the NBN. But the immense support for a network up and down the eastern seaboard has led minister after minister to begrudgingly sell it as 'the project that will eventually happen'.