STUART BOCKING: There’s been a lot of talk about the need for a sort of high speed rail link, certainly, between the CBD and Badgerys Creek once that airport is built and today a very important launch of what is a now a scoping study that will have a look at the various options around all of this.
SANDY ALOISI: Here at home Federal and New South Wales state ministers are meeting today to hammer out plans for a new rail link from Central Sydney to the planned second airport at Badgerys Creek. The study is being undertaken as part of an overall plan to have the airport operating within a decade, and to have a rail line established when it opens. To look at the plan Marius Benson is speaking to the Federal Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher.
DAVID LIPSON: Joining me now from the Sky News centre is Paul Fletcher, Government frontbencher and the Minister for Major Projects. Thanks very much for your time this morning. First, on Mr Abbott’s comments regarding refugees in Europe
ANDREW GEOGHEGAN: Well this week in federal politics the fraught topic of gay marriage was once again raised in parliament. Coalition MP Warren Entsch suggested that parliament vote on the issue but said any changes agreed in parliament would only come into effect if there was a yes vote in a plebiscite after the next election.
WARREN TRUSS (Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development): Well ladies and gentlemen, just over 18 months ago the Australian Government announced that Badgerys Creek had been selected as the site for Sydney's second airport