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Feds should not fund Baillieu tunnel

Greens MP Adam Bandt has warned the Gillard government against funding a tollway tunnel through his electorate of Melbourne.

He has also described the Premier as an "environmental vandal" in wanting to push ahead with the tunnel.

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu is set to announce a new infrastructure strategy today and has flagged that the controversial East-West tunnel, first mooted under the former Labor government, will be on the list.

"I will not let them dig up my electorate", Mr Bandt said.

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New thinking needed on car industry: Bandt

Greens MP and innovation and industry spokesperson Adam Bandt says new thinking is needed if Australia is going to maintain a car industry.

Mr Bandt says the recent concerns about Holden's future were symptomatic of a wider problem, which can only be resolved by helping the industry adjust to cleaner and zero-emission vehicles.

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Bandt remains concerned after meeting with Qantas CEO

Greens MP and industry and workplace relations spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said he remains unconvinced about Qantas' offshoring plans after meeting with Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, today.

Mr Bandt raised his concerns about offshoring of jobs and downward pressure on wages and conditions with Mr Joyce in a meeting at Parliament House today.

Mr Bandt said it was clear the government needed to act to protect airline jobs in the future and that he would urge the government to consider whether the Qantas Sale Act needed amending to prevent offshoring.

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Qantas is losing its spirit: Bandt

Greens MP and industry and workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt has called on Qantas to explain how many employees it intends to sack following an announcement today by Qantas CEO Allan Joyce that it will be moving investment overseas.

"Qantas claims to be the spirit of Australia, but now it is spiriting Australian jobs offshore," Mr Bandt said.

"Qantas' off-shoring strategy could mean that soon it may be an Australian airline in name only."

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Greens push for Federal role in transport planning plus Richmond candidate media launch

Scott Ludlam 8 Nov 2010

Federal Greens MPs have joined with their Victorian counterparts to announce new transport polices that would bring sustainability, coherence and long-term planning to state government's transport priorities.

Greens Senators Christine Milne and Scott Ludlam, Federal MP Adam Bandt and Victorian MLC Greg Barber joined with Greens Richmond candidate Kathleen Maltzahn at the intersection of Hoddle st and the Eastern Freeway today.

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