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Tony Abbott must protect Australian shipping and jobs: Greens

Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson on Workplace Relations Adam Bandt MP and Greens spokesperson on Infrastructure Senator Janet Rice today declared their support for the Tandara Spirit workers taking industrial action in Port Philip Bay and called on Tony Abbott to protect Australian shipping and jobs.

“By taking this action, the Tandara workers are not only standing up for their jobs – they are bringing important conversations into the public that the government has been ignoring," said Mr Bandt.

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As Deadline Looms, Tony Abbott Doesn’t Know His East From West

As Deadline Looms, Tony Abbott Doesn’t Know His East From West

The Greens have questioned the prime minister’s illogical addiction to roads, as this afternoon’s deadline for Infrastructure Australia to provide a business case for the East West toll road to the Senate draws near.

“Tony Abbott arrived in Melbourne to spruik the East West toll road but showed he had no understanding of Melbourne or the impact of this monstrous project,” said Mr Bandt.

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Rushing East West toll road contracts can't mask lack of social licence

Rushing East West toll road contracts can't mask lack of social licence

Responding to the Napthine Government rushing to sign contracts for the East West toll road, the Australian Greens have issued a warning to potential backers of the project.

"By rushing to sign these contract so close to the State Government going into caretaker mode, the State Government and East West contractors and financiers are exposed to massive risk," said Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt.

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Greens & community force Labor East-West shift

Greens Deputy Leader and Melbourne MP Adam Bandt, and Transport spokesperson, Victorian Senator Janet Rice, hailed the success of the campaign against the East-West project in forcing Labor to change its position.

"Labor has finally succumbed to pressure from the Greens and the community by moving to rip-up the East-West tollway contracts, but there are some worrying strings attached to this latest plan," Mr Bandt said.

"Victorian Labor is clearly feeling the heat in inner-Melbourne.

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