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Government snubs investment in cycleways



Question No. 293

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, upon notice, on 18 March 2014:

With reference to the 2013 State of Australian Cities Report, which found the proportion of journeys to work made by bicycle is now the highest it has been in 40 years, how will the Government support this shift.

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Answers back: 'Roads good for Mental Health'- PM

Rural & Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
Supplementary Budget Estimates November 2013
Infrastructure and Regional Development

Question no.: 214
Program: n/a
Division/Agency: (PAR) Policy and Research
Topic: Debate: Roads are good for Mental Health
Proof Hansard Page/s: 113 (18/11/2013)

Senator Ludlam asked:

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Abbott swings the axe at Perth’s public transport

Today's threats from Tony Abbott to axe funding for Perth's rail projects, slash public service jobs, and rip billions in aid from the world's poorest people shows people must vote Greens in the Senate to maintain checks and balances.

"In the event of a Coalition Government it is crucial that one party doesn't get total control of Parliament, and Mr Abbott certainly reminded us of that today with his drastic cuts," said Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam.

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Tony Abbott: the Lycra cyclist who won’t fund bike paths

The Australian Greens have called on the Australian Government to spend a fraction of its multi-billion annual transport budget on building bike paths - an area of transport infrastructure ignored by both the older parties.

"The Greens' plan for an $80 million national annual funding program for cycling would come from unallocated funds in the Nation Building Two program, and will not affect funding for safety-related road projects," Australian Greens Infrastructure Spokesperson, Senator for WA Scott Ludlam said.

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