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Minister Albanese "I've got a plan for you" approach to Sydney Airport exposed

Lee Rhiannon 10 May 2013

Commenting on today's release of the Federal government's report into Wilton as a second airport site, Greens transport spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said this is another embarrassment for Labor as after six years they have no solution to many problems associated with Sydney Airport.

"Minister Anthony Albanese has been in the job for six years and he has failed to deal with aircraft noise impacts on residents or the future location of the airport", Senator Rhiannon said

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Badgerys Creek airport talk nothing but a political fix

Lee Rhiannon 16 Feb 2013

Commenting on the latest round of wrangling over a second airport site Greens transport spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said Minister Anthony Albanese has dragged his feet on Sydney Airport for years issuing reports and setting up processes that only deliver non-solutions.

"The Federal Labor and Coalition governments have ruled out Badgerys Creek as an airport site in the past and the speculation this suburb in Sydney’s west  is back  under consideration is simply game playing coming into the next election,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Greens' High Speed Rail report undermines case for second Sydney Airport

Lee Rhiannon 28 Nov 2012

A new report, commissioned by Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt, outlines a strong economic case for High Speed Rail removing the need to build a second airport for Sydney and shows $48 billion in benefits from a HSR network along the East Coast.

High Speed Rail: Benefits that add up, prepared by a former partner at Deloitte, shows the benefits of HSR in time saved by consumers, congestion savings, accident reduction and pollution reduction.

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Albanese airport plans short on vision, limit economic potential

Lee Rhiannon 16 Nov 2012

Commenting on Federal Transport Minister Antony Albanese's latest airport announcement Greens transport spokesperson Lee Rhiannon said that the Minister's comments sound more like those of an airline CEO than a responsible Labor MP ("Anthony Albanese backs expansion in Asian century", The Australian). 

"As a Labor Minister Mr Albanese should be working to ensure economic growth associated with airport expansion is not at the expense of local residents," Senator Rhiannon said.

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