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Turnbull faces public transport test in Victoria

Turnbull faces public transport test in Victoria

The Greens are calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to put his money where his selfies are and fund public transport as the priority infrastructure task in Victoria.

“With Victorian Labor pushing ahead with the unsolicited Transurban proposal to build the Western Distributor toll road, here is the prime minister’s true test,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens spokesperson for transport and infrastructure.

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The auto components industry is in crisis and we need to move fast

The Australian Greens recognise that there are significant challenges facing the industries and the workforces of Australia's automotive manufacturing sector. This Senate inquiry into the future of the automotive industry has brought to light very important evidence demonstrating how these challenges are impacting the various businesses, workers and communities engaged with automotive manufacturing currently in Australia. There are so many people and businesses who stand to be directly and significantly impacted by the changes ahead in our auto industry.

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Greens vote down Turnbull government’s attacks on Australian shipping

Greens vote down Turnbull government’s attacks on Australian shipping

The Greens, Labor and Senate crossbenchers have prevented the government’s attacks on Australian coastal shipping by voting down the Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.

“The Senate has done its job in blocking this government’s misguided deregulation agenda,” said Senator Janet Rice, the Australian Greens transport spokesperson.

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Shipping deregulation bill to hit choppy waters in the senate

Shipping deregulation bill to hit choppy waters in the senate

The Greens will oppose the Turnbull government’s attempts to deregulate Australian coastal shipping.

“It is vital that we retain a strong local shipping workforce and industry,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens spokesperson for transport.

“The government’s agenda changes will give an unfair competitive advantage to foreign-flagged vessels employing low-waged crew.

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