Senate debates

Monday, 24 November 2014



4:57 pm

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

WestConnex, if it did proceed, would add to congestion in Sydney. It was very disappointing that, when Labor was in government, under the previous minister, Mr Albanese, funding for public transport in New South Wales—in his own state—was deeply limited. The WestConnex project has had many experts give advice that this is not the solution to Sydney's transport problems. Motions are very useful for the Senate to be able to express their point of view. It was an opportunity for Labor to put on record sometimes their stated concerns about WestConnex. They cannot walk on both sides of the road on this issue. Labor, in the constituencies that would be impacted if this road went ahead, with the pollution coming from the stacks, with the congestion coming onto local streets, go into the communities and speak about their concerns. But they continue to put money— (Time expired)


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