Brisbanetimes --> Queensland public transport improving. Maybe.
Part of the last paragraph in that article, where the TFF gives some recommendations, has me a bit concerned. They are right that the fare structures and network needs to be optimised, that is something we have been saying for a long time.
However I think one of the other recommendations, namely "to charge more "on main routes with relatively inelastic demand" while reducing those that do have some stretch", is a terrible idea. You want to encourage the use of main routes, especially on a trunk and feeder network, as it is a more efficient use of resources. If they put extra charges on the trunk routes, it will make it very hard for the authorities to convince the public that reforming the network to the trunk and feeder system is a good idea, because it will seem like they are just trying to force extra costs onto them.
The fare structure should be based more on distance travelled, to cover more directly and transparently the actual costs of operating the network, as opposed to charging different prices on different routes, since it makes it more complicated to figure out how much it will cost you, and it discourages transferring.