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Barnett’s Freight Highway dead on arrival

Scott Ludlam 24 Apr 2015

The Australian Greens said today that a damning report on the Perth Freight link should be the final nail in the coffin of the unwanted project.

The report was prepared by Professor Peter Newman and Cole Hendrigan from the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) and describes the project as ‘a waste of taxpayers' money', confirming what residents and rail transport advocates have been saying for years.

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Greens Bike Blackspot app reveals continuing horror for cyclists

Scott Ludlam 23 Mar 2015

 

The Greens want bike infrastructure spending doubled to just three per cent of the Transport Budget after reports from the latest Bike Blackspot App reveals Perth’s bike infrastructure is dangerous, needs upgrading and doesn’t comply with Australian standards.

In its third year, the Bike BlackSpot App continues to highlight Perth’s failure to provide safe, unobstructed and clean bike paths for the cities growing biking community with 32 reports during Bike Week and 425 since 2013.

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No business case for Airport Link as FIFO numbers drop

Scott Ludlam 17 Mar 2015

No business case for Airport Link as FIFO numbers drop

Barnett’s business case to choose the Airport Link over MAX light rail is severely in doubt as updated passenger figures show FIFO numbers are dropping.

During the Mid-year economic review, the WA Government said it chose the airport Link over MAX because FIFO workers needed the service more.

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Time is Now for Light Rail Reboot

Scott Ludlam 17 Mar 2015

 

WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has backed a significant campaign from the Western Australian business community confirming that an electric light rail network is critical to Perth’s growth and development as a healthier, more prosperous community.

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Adjournment speech: New South Wales State Election

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (22:19): The New South Wales Liberal and National parties are hell-bent on selling off our collective wealth. While Premier Michael Baird might put a smiley face on the harsh coalition policies, he is not dissimilar from his friend and neighbour, Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Privatisation is a key election platform for the NSW Liberal and National parties. Support for big business, particularly by opening up the sale of public services and assets, is the foundation of the New South Wales coalition government.

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Hockey created his own housing affordability crisis

Scott Ludlam 12 Mar 2015

 

Young people wouldn’t need to raid their financial security if Joe Hockey hadn’t scrapped a raft of housing affordability schemes in last year’s budget including the First Home buyer’s savings scheme said Greens housing spokesperson Scott Ludlam.

“Joe Hockey is desperately trying to fill a vacuum with failed policy after scrapping housing affordability programs that were working in last year’s Budget,” he said.

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