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Estimates: WestConnex and Western Distributor

Senator RICE: I have more questions on WestConnex and whether the department has received an updated business case for WestConnex.

Mr Mrdak: Yes, there was an updated strategic business case provided in November last year to the department and to Infrastructure Australia that reflected the expansions of scope of the project that were announced by the New South Wales government late last year.

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Turnbull fails to get wheels turning on bike funding

Turnbull fails to get wheels turning on bike funding

Turnbull has let down people who ride bikes - or who want to ride bikes - with nothing in the federal budget for cycling.

“We hear a lot of talk from the Prime Minister about smart cities, but he has provided nothing for the smart transport option of bikes, which gets us out of traffic, reduces pollution and makes us healthier,” said the Australian Greens transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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Turnbull’s budget continues Abbott’s roads roundabout

Turnbull’s budget continues Abbott’s roads roundabout

Malcolm Turnbull’s transport infrastructure budget is full of rehashed Abbott-era projects and does little for commuters, say the Greens.

“This budget is a huge let down for Australians who are suffering from congestion and sub-standard transport,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure Senator Janet Rice.

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PT funding fuelled by privatisation bribes to states

PT funding fuelled by privatisation bribes to states

The Greens say that while reports of federal investment in public transport would a positive step, the way the Turnbull government appears to be committing the funding is not in the public interest.

“It is disappointing that funding public transport is being made in exchange for the privatisation of vital public assets,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure Senator Janet Rice.

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Welcome aboard high speed rail, PM Turnbull

Welcome aboard high speed rail, PM Turnbull

The Greens have welcomed reports that the Prime Minister has foreshadowed plans to progress east coast High Speed Rail, and urged Mr Turnbull to commit to action on this transformative project.

“High speed rail’s time has come, but Australia needs courage and vision to get it moving,” said Australian Greens Senator Janet Rice, spokesperson for transport and infrastructure.

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We are not the 1% - PT users dudded by Turnbull

We are not the 1% - PT users dudded by Turnbull

Victorians who want the choice of safe, fast and reliable public transport have been sold out by the Coalition’s transport announcement today, say the Greens. 

"The Prime Minister might like taking selfies on trains, but it's clear that nothing has changed since Tony Abbott's road addiction was inflicted on Victoria," said the Greens transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice. 

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