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Young unemployed need better transport options

A new report highlighting the transport challenges faced by young unemployed Australians is a wakeup call for the Turnbull government to urgently address the shortage of public transport in regional and outer suburban areas, say the Greens.

“Australia is meant to be the land of the ‘fair go’, but many young Australians are being left behind because of where they live and whether they can afford to run a car,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens: stop playing games with Victoria's transport woes

Australia's supposed public transport loving PM has let Victorian commuters down by redirecting East West Link funding to other roads, say the Greens. 

“The state and federal governments need to stop playing games with infrastructure and start acting in the best interests of Victorian commuters,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure Senator Janet Rice.

"Victorians voted to dump the East West Link in favour of world class public transport, but all this announcement provides is more and more roads.

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National interest must come first in high speed rail conversation

The Australian Greens have welcomed a fresh discussion about high speed rail in light of the proposal from Consolidated Land and Rail Australia, but warn that it's crucial that the infrastructure is built in the nation's interests, not to suit the profits of private property developers.

"Federal and state governments need to lead this cross-generational project, not just respond to the private sector," said Greens spokesperson for transport, Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens announce commitment to South Yarra station

Greens announce commitment to South Yarra station

The Greens have announced a $20 million commitment for infrastructure upgrades to South Yarra Station and planning for a Melbourne Metro Rail interchange at South Yarra.

“South Yarra is a fast growing residential and commercial hub but the public transport infrastructure is not keeping up,” said the Australian Greens transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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Real commitment to Melbourne Airport Rail

Real commitment to Melbourne Airport Rail

The Greens have announced a $1 billion federal commitment to Melbourne Airport Rail, as part of $10 billion in transport funding over four years that prioritises public transport.

“It is unacceptable and frankly embarrassing that in 2016 Melbourne doesn’t have a rail line to the airport,” said Senator Janet Rice, the Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure.

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