Senate debates

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Motions

Rail Industry

3:59 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The coalition government is committed to Australia's rail manufacturing industry. In the 2017-18 budget, the government renewed its commitment to invest in rail infrastructure with $20 billion committed over the next decade. The government's major rail initiatives include $8.4 billion in equity funding for inland rail, $10 billion over 10 years for a national rail program to improve urban and regional rail networks, $792 million to progress Metronet projects in Western Australia, $20 million for up to three business cases for faster rail connections between major capital cities and regional centres, and a number of significant measures included in the June 2017 $1.6 billion Victorian rail announcement.

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