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Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Page: 1549


Senator Moore to move:

That the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 May 2014:

The role of public transport in delivering productivity outcomes;

(a) the need for an integrated approach across road and rail in addressing congestion in cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth;

(b) the social and environmental benefits of public transport;

(c) the national significance of public transport;

(d) the relationship between public transport and building well-functioning cities;

(e) the decision of the Federal Government to refuse to fund public transport projects;

(f) the impact on user charges arising from requiring states to fund public transport projects; and

(g) any related matter.