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.
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.
The Greens transport advocacy is centred on providing clean, rapid and reliable transport to eliminate our dependence on oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are working to shift the focus from private cars to safe, fast and cost effective mass transit, and on moving long-haul freight from road to rail.
Large sections of Australia’s rail network require substantial upgrades and mass transit services in most urban areas are so poor that driving is the only option for many people. Around the country the Greens work to promote proposals for sustainable transport ranging from bikeways to light rail networks and the east coast high-speed rail line.
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