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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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Greens announce plan to encourage electric vehicle uptake

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale was in Strathfield today to launch the Australian Greens plan to encourage the rollout of electric vehicles, saying Australia needs to get behind clean, innovative transport options.

"Electric vehicles are rapidly coming down in price. With solar panels on our roof, charging our batteries for our home and car, free daily transport is at our fingertips."

The Australian Greens want to increase the adoption of electric vehicles and encourage the growing electric vehicle industry by promoting free registration for electric vehicles.

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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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