Helen Clark’s Labour-led government bought the railway network and ferries from Melbourne-based Toll Holdings for $665 million in mid-2008. Garrick Tremain’s cartoon depicts Clark with Minister of Finance Michael Cullen. The circular track is a reference to the way the railways have come full circle – in 1993 the government had sold them to a private consortium for $328 million.
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