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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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Greens outline vision for clean transport future

The Greens have announced a dedicated $10 billion funding allocation over four years, to prioritise the public transport that Australians need to fix traffic congestion, reduce pollution and make our cities and towns healthy and liveable.

“After years of neglect it’s time to invest in public transport and give people the choice to leave their car at home,” said Senator Janet Rice, the Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure.

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Greens call for halt to all WestConnex work and funding pending federal audit

Greens call for halt to all WestConnex work and funding pending federal audit

With the announcement by the Australian National Audit Office of their intention to audit WestConnex, Grayndler Greens candidate Jim Casey, Greens Transport Spokesperson Senator Janet Rice and NSW Greens WestConnex Spokesperson Jenny Leong MP have called for an immediate halt to all work and funding of this controversial project.

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