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National interest must come first in high speed rail conversation

The Australian Greens have welcomed a fresh discussion about high speed rail in light of the proposal from Consolidated Land and Rail Australia, but warn that it's crucial that the infrastructure is built in the nation's interests, not to suit the profits of private property developers.

"Federal and state governments need to lead this cross-generational project, not just respond to the private sector," said Greens spokesperson for transport, Senator Janet Rice.

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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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