Senate debates

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Motions

Parliamentary Zone

12:18 pm

Photo of Lee RhiannonLee Rhiannon (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

The Australian Greens do not oppose this motion. However, we do wish to make our position clear. We believe the revenue raised from the parking fees should be provided to the ACT government to improve public transport in Canberra. There is a clear link here. Public transport needs to be developed as Canberra is growing. It is already a wonderful, livable city, but that can be lost if the congestion is allowed to increase. By linking the revenue from parking fees to public transport, we can have a great advance here, benefiting the social livability of the city as well as the environment.

Question agreed to.

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