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”.
The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, asks the Minister representing the Prime Minister if he is prepared to adopt an ETS or risk leave the country with no economy-wide plan to tackle climate change.
The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Question Time to ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister about the World Heritage Committee decision the previous evening to uphold Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage boundaries.