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Reallocate Roe 8 funding to rehabilitation and public transport

Scott Ludlam 21 Mar 2017

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that

The Senate —

[a]    Notes:

(i)      the resounding defeat of the Barnett Government in Western Australia on March 11, 2017

(ii)     the unnecessary, destructive land-clearing undertaken by Main Roads Department contractors at the site of the proposed Roe Highway project in the Beeliar Wetlands in contravention of state and federal approval conditions; 

(iii)   that the incoming McGowan Government has committed to cancel the project;

[b]   Congratulates Aboriginal leaders, community organisers, local governments and local residents for their defiant and ultimately successful campaign to protect country and culture in the Beeliar Wetlands;

[c]    Calls on the Government to ensure that Commonwealth funds worth $1.2 billion committed to the unwanted Roe Highway project are reallocated to public transport, rail freight upgrades and rehabilitation of the Roe Highway corridor.

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