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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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IA provision was sneakily taken away

It is indeed a pleasure to rise to speak on the Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015, a week out from Autumn 2016. I certainly concur with Senator Brown that it has been a long time coming. This bill does not seem to have been a priority of the government. I am so glad that we are actually here. This is the third day this week that the bill has been listed on the Notice Paper, so I am very pleased that we have finally got to it.

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Turnbull can fund Melbourne Metro Rail

Turnbull can fund Melbourne Metro Rail

With a positive business case released for Melbourne Metro Rail, the Greens have said there is no excuse for the federal government to deny Victoria funding for the project.

“Metro Rail adds up and the Prime Minister must put his money where his train selfies are,” said the Australian Greens transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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Estimates: Melbourne airport third runway

Senator RICE: I wanted to ask about the Melbourne Airport third-runway proposal and how that is rolling out. I understand that the airport's 2013 master plan lays out the third-runway proposition, amongst many other plans for the airport. Specifically, is there going to be a new environmental impact statement carried out for that aspect of the airport?

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