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National Transport Crisis: PM and Premiers must act on mass transit

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, today called on Prime Minister Rudd to commence an urgent COAG process to bring on fast mass transit alternatives for Australian commuters and relieve the mounting pressure on household budgets.

Senator Milne said "Australians stuck in traffic today and stretching household budgets to pay for petrol are sick and tired of the nonsense non-solutions being promoted by both the old parties.

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Stickers and coal on Environment Day: Rudd Government won't get right answers until it asks the right questions

The Rudd Government is swiftly squandering any credibility it had on climate change, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, said today.

Senator Milne said, "How extraordinary that, on World Environment Day, with a global focus on climate change, our Environment Minister ducks, weaves and dances as if he were still on stage, while his colleague, the Minister for Coal, spruiks turning his favourite resource into a horrendously polluting transport fuel.

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Australian Greens Budget Reply

The arctic ice and the Saudi Arabian oilfields seem a long way from Australia and Prime Minister Rudd's 2008 budget. But they should be at the forefront of our minds as we consider what a real leader, a leader contemplating the state of the world and the wellbeing of all people, would have delivered for our nation in his first budget. Leadership means having the courage and imagination to face up to the challenges of the time and to formulate a vision worthy of the people, their future and the situation in which they find themselves.

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Government adopts Greens' transport policy but should do more

The Australian Greens today congratulated federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell on adopting the Greens' policy to promote walking, cycling and public transport in WA but called for the initiative to go nation-wide.
"During the 2004 federal election the Liberals ridiculed the Greens' policy promoting walking, cycling, more use of public transport and less reliance on private vehicles," Australian Greens transport spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said in Hobart.

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