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National Roads Congress: Greens push sustainable transport

Local government should be recognised in the Constitution to help secure federal funding for councils to maintain safer roads and build sustainable transport, said Australian Greens transport spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon in her speech to the National Local Roads and Transport Congress in Hobart today.  Full speech below.

"A referendum on constitutional recognition of local government at the next federal election is necessary to secure federal funding for local councils to maintain safer roads and create sustainable transport options," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Greens MPs thank Ray Goodlass for his selfless, innovative work

Senator Lee Rhiannon and NSW MP David Shoebridge joined forces today to thank former Wagga Wagga City Deputy Mayor Ray Goodlass for his ground breaking work as a councillor and as a community activist and to wish him all the best in his retirement.

“I heard the news that Ray Goodlass has had to retire from Wagga Wagga City Council due to ill-health with great sadness,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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