Australia's Labor government Monday pledged to press on with plans for a high-speed rail network linking major east coast cities, saying it would diversify the economy as the mining boom slows.
Commuters wait for a train at the Circular Quay railway station in Sydney on February 2, 2010. The government Monday pledged to press on with plans for a high speed network linking major cities on the east coast.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, battling a strong candidate in conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott in September 7 national polls, has committed to focusing on jobs in the last fortnight of the campaign.
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