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Greens back national bike paths boost

The national bike path program which commenced as part of the stimulus package in 2009 is already benefitting the country, the Australian Greens said today.

Greens transport spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said the program helped build important infrastructure, and rejected claims the slower than expected roll-out undercuts the positive role the stimulus package played during the financial crisis.

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New urban policy body welcome, but can’t be a toothless tiger - Greens

The Australian Greens have welcomed the new national urban policy forum, but urged the Government to put its money where its mouth is.

"We've finally got what looks like a meaningful step forward - and need to see this translated into strong, decisive action," said Greens sustainable cities spokesperson, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam.

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POAGS lockout of 100 workers is “industrial extremism”

More than 100 workers in Fremantle and Bunbury locked out of their workplaces today are the targets of an unacceptable campaign of industrial extremism by stevedoring company POAGS, the Australian Greens said today.

Greens transport spokesperson, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, said the workers were being targeted after using work bans to protest about safety concerns and POAGS dragging out Agreement negotiations for 12 months.

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Nation Building Program - Transport and Infrastructure investment and bicycle paths

Senate Estimates Tuesday 18 October - Rural Affairs and Transport Committee
Infrastructure and Transport Portfolio
Nation Building Program

CHAIR: Thank you, Senator Macdonald. Before I give Senator Ludlam the call, we have got to the bottom of the confusion relating to the five pages of Queensland projects being funded under the Nation Building Program. There was a mix-up in the lettering. It was MOU and I believe you said MUO, so it is there if that assists you. I have a copy there for you anyway.

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