The Australian Greens and Greens NSW have made a joint submission to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) around the approval and administration of Commonwealth funding for the WestConnex project.
Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, Greens candidate for Grayndler Jim Casey and Greens candidate for Chifley Eliza James say the project is a scandalous waste of public money that should be used to expand public transport in Western Sydney.
The Greens have announced a dedicated $10 billion funding allocation over four years, to prioritise the public transport that Australians need to fix traffic congestion, reduce pollution and make our cities and towns healthy and liveable.
The Australian Greens have today launched a bold plan to save South Australia's ailing car industry by redirecting funds from the Automotive Transformation Scheme to components manufacturers looking to tap into the global market for electric vehicles.
Senator Janet Rice speaks about the Greens support for Roads to Recovery and Black Spot funding for local councils and argues the government should give more priority to local roads and public transport and less to massive new polluting tollways.
WestConnex was first revealed as a con as far back as 2008, when the then Labor state government attempted to bury a damning report on the project. It revealed that a tollway would cause more problems for the community than it was attempting to solve.