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PBO costing shows size of freight challenge for Tasmania – and the need to work together rather than electioneering

Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson today released figures he requested from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in relation to the National Sea Highway concept - expanding the current Freight Equalisation Scheme (FES) in Tasmania to all goods including consumer goods, bulk freight, imports, and goods intended for exports all currently not covered by the FES.

"Tasmania's geographic isolation is its blessing and curse," said Senator Peter Whish-Wilson.

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Greens serious about solutions to Bass Strait Freight

Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has welcomed the statement from the Metropolitan Councils Group (MCG) on Bass Strait being incorporated into the National Highway.

"I note that MCG have called on the Australian Government to give this matter urgent and comprehensive consideration - this is exactly what the Australian Greens are doing through the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO)," Senator Whish-Wilson said.

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