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Badgerys Creek no solution to Sydney Airport woes

Badgerys Creek, like Wilton, lies inside the Sydney Basin Airshed and is a non-solution to Sydney's airport dilemmas despite what the head of Qantas Alan Joyce says, said Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon said.

"Sydney Airport needs to be relocated to a new airport outside the Sydney Basin Airshed. It's time the government established a genuine process to identify a suitable site," Senator Rhiannon said.

"The Federal Labor and Coalition governments have ruled out Badgerys Creek and to name it as an option is simply game playing.

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Airport cap should stay, new airport built and Sydney Airport closed

 The Federal Transport Minister needs to put in place a process to identify a site to relocate Sydney Airport outside of the Sydney Basin linked by High Speed Rail, and in the meantime the cap on aircraft movements at Sydney Airport should stay, with the noise burden on many residents already unacceptable, Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon said today. ("MPs unite against move to eradicate airport's hourly cap", Sydney Morning Herald page 3 today).

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Radio National Interview - Bob Brown 18-2-2011

Senator Bob Brown outlines the Australian Greens' pursuit of its proposal for a hybrid scheme: a fixed carbon price which increases over time, as a first step, followed by an emissions-trading scheme.

Senator Brown also talks about the good outcomes achieved for solar energy, affordable housing and education after negotiations with the Government on the flood levy that the Greens will support in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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