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Further privatisation unlikely to save money, benefit environment

tram.JPGMedia release. 26 May 2017. Friends of the Earth

Infrastructure Australia has announced that it wants state governments to hand the operation of their public transport systems over to private operators, arguing that they could cut costs and improve service quality by doing so.

Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) strongly opposes any move to further privatise public transport systems:

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Further privatisation unlikely to save money, benefit environment

Infrastructure Australia has announced that it wants state governments to hand the operation of their public transport systems over to private operators, arguing that they could cut costs and improve service quality by doing so.

Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) strongly opposes any move to further privatise public transport systems:

“Infrastructure Australia was designed to be an independent statutory body so as to be able to provide the best possible recommendations to government” said FoEA campaigner Cam Walker. “But further privatisation sounds more like an extension of failed neo-liberal politics and less like sound public policy”.

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The next stage in our community campaign

kitchen_table_conversations.jpgAfter almost five years of working to build the campaign against new coal and gas and in support of renewable energy in regional Victoria, we are pleased to announce a new stage in our efforts to protect the environment.

Starting from August we will be getting active in new areas and regions.

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Proposal to ‘refresh’ Plan Melbourne a good move

Melbourne___Yarra_2009_opt.jpgFriends of the Earth welcomes the announcement by the Planning Minister Richard Wynne that he will reappoint the ministerial advisory committee put in place by his predecessor Matthew Guy to write Plan Melbourne.

Plan Melbourne is the key document guiding Melbourne's growth until 2050.

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Public Transport rally

PT_rally.gifJoin us to rally for public transport not traffic for our city!

Fund public transport, not the East-West Link.

Saturday 28 June at 1pm

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