Despite enthusiastic support from the Qanda set, high speed rail between the major capital cities isn't a reality in Australia.
Wikivoyage mentions high speed trains from Brisbane to Rockhampton, and from Brisbane to Cairns, presumably the Tilt Train. Wikipedia's articles on the Tilt Train (Queensland) and the V/Line VLocity mention maximum speeds of 160 km/h, though the Tilt Train article mentioned a record of 210 km/h back in 1999.
Does Australia have any trains that can go faster than 160 km/h? If not, is it because of a government limit?