The Minister for Industry has overseen the Clean Technology Innovation Fund allocate money to a contentious project that has yet to pass environmental and health regulatory requirements. Senator Ludlam asks a few pointed questions about this process and what the government is doing to assess the plant's possible impacts.
20/36 ‘Nation Building Roads’ don’t have their planned cycle paths separate from high speed, high volume traffic- in a straight up breach of Ausroads Standards and well known best-practise. Federal government funding is going to risk cyclist’s lives, but the best answer they can give is the standard government response- “that’s a matter for state governments”.
Despite forward estimates showing a revenue gain of over 100 million, the government maintains they’re consistent with the statement “you won't see a single dollar gained in the forward estimates as a result of this reform”.