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Motorway dead end – Albanese should fix Sydney public transport

Commenting on the latest dispute between state and federal infrastructure advisers over motorways (page 1 SMH today) Greens Senator for NSW and transport spokesperson Lee Rhiannon says the solution to Sydney's traffic congestion lies with upgrades and expansion of public transport not more urban motorways.

"Transport and Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese has been in the job for five years and in that time he has failed to give leadership to improve Sydney's public transport," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Coles' profits soar while truckies' conditions go 'Down Down'

Greens NSW Senator and transport spokesperson Lee Rhiannon says Coles, which has recently reported a 14% jump in half-year earnings,  should respond to concerns of its truck drivers and the TWU about increased pressures which are risking public safety and driving down wages and conditions.

Truckies are protesting in Sydney as part of a National Day of Action against Coles.

"Coles boasts its "prices are 'Down Down'" but this is coming at the expense of safe roads and decent salaries and conditions for its truck drivers," Senator Rhiannon said.

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