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Motion on Qantas

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (12:15): I move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes the significant benefit that a majority Australian-owned Qantas brings to national security, manufacturing and tourism jobs, and the wider economy; and

(b) calls on the Government to seriously consider investing in Qantas as a signal of its importance to the national economy.

 

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Senate Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee (Infrastructure Australia)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
18/11/2013
INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO
Infrastructure Australia

Senator RHIANNON: Assistant Treasurer, are there plans within the agency to pursue redundancies or job cuts?

Senator Sinodinos: That is a question for the secretary of the department.

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Senate Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee (CASA)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
18/11/2013
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Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Senator RHIANNON: I want to go back to the joint study on aviation capacity for the Sydney region—the one completed in 2012. Has there been any work done to update this?

Mr Mrdak : There has been subsequent analysis done for the government in relation to the issues arising, but not a formal updated review per se.

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Greens announce major transport policy for Parramatta

The Australian Greens today announced their transport vision for Parramatta which will re-direct $1.7 billion of federal infrastructure funding from private motorways to start construction on the Western Sydney light rail network to Parramatta CBD.

Australian Greens transport spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said: “Parramatta is Sydney’s second CBD and the Western Sydney light rail network proposed by Parramatta Council will better meet the needs of millions of residents who want to live and work in western Sydney than a new motorway ever will. 

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Don’t dump airport problems on Western Sydney

Responding to the latest round of arguments about a second Sydney airport the Greens have raised concerns that any airport at Badgerys Creek would dump more of Sydney’s transport mismanagement problems on the people of western Sydney.

Greens Hughes candidate Signe Westerberg said: “Badgerys Creek Airport has become a political football to get Labor and Liberal politicians through another election. 

“Another election and another non-solution for Sydney Airport is no way to bring more jobs to western Sydney.

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Minister Albanese - another election, another failed airport announcement

After six years as Transport Minister and having taken no action on the aircraft noise burden in Sydney’s inner west, Mr Albanese’s election eve announcement on a second airport is not credible, the Greens said today.

Greens transport spokesperson Senator Rhiannon said. “Mr Albanese’s announcement has more to do with self-interest about his Labor-Greens marginal seat than responsible airport management.

“The second airport announcement is to make out to inner-west residents that Labor has a plan to do something about the noise burden they live with.

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