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Tony Abbott’s transport policy (in 30 seconds)

If you missed it in the Sunday debate, or yesterday on social media, here’s the 30 second summary of Tony Abbott’s transport policy.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

8 replies on “Tony Abbott’s transport policy (in 30 seconds)”


What more can I say.

Sad, given that he is sure to be Prime Minister by this time next month.

Clearly, very pro road.

What about the A.R.T.C. which is a railway network, owned by the Federal Government. Not even that is to get any extra funding.

Perhaps the solution could be, for the state to sell Victrack to the A.R.T.C. and by doing that, make all rail tracks in Victoria into a Federal responsibility?

Such a narrow policy.

Clearly, I can’t really speak for all the other states, but Gateway is EXACTLY what Perth DOESN’T need.
We have excellent plans for light rail which would revolutionise transport here – and make the existing roads so much more functional.
I also guess that “Gateway” only functions if the extension to the Roe 8 project proceeds – which would go straight through some important nature reserve – essential for the preservation of several endangered species.

Please don’t assume these narrow, fiscally driven people will be given power at the election: we must ensure that they either have an epiphany or stay home!

Yep. Given that one of the key election promises of both major parties at the last WA state election was urban light-rail or metro rail, it astounds me that it’s not on Tony’s agenda at all. *sigh*

Am I right in thinking that the E-W tunnel in Melbourne is a done deal? Is there anything we can do to stop it?

The prospect of Tony Abbott being Prime Minister is becoming more disturbing by the day. Who knows what he has in mind for the economy? As a public servant – in State Gov’t, I might add – it really does make me worry.

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