Just when everyone thought the tired old Labor government in NSW (they’ve been in for 14 years) was desperately trying to commit suicide as fast as possible, even to the point of electing a woman to the leadership to soften the blow at the election next year … they turn around and do something right: drop and simplify train fares without a hitch. The complex and archaic system used to take $18 from me every time I wanted to travel to Sydney, which is about 170 km away. Now it costs $7.80. In fact, if I want to travel from Dungog to Sydney it will cost me the same, and that is over 200 km. And the Liberals thought they would simply fall over the line at the election next year, as long as the underwhelming Barry O’Farrell doesn’t belch. Now they have a fight on their hands, since Labor is back.