Budget debt will finance airport, rail

Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 6 : 28-Apr-17

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has identified the proposed inland rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane as a "very high priority". He has also given indications that the rail link and Sydney’s second airport will be at least partially funded by the government via "good" debt. The May 2017 Budget will make a distinction between "good" and "bad" debt. Treasurer Scott Morrison notes that while the former generates income that can be used to repay debt, the latter is still needed to provide essential services.

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