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It is looking increasingly likely a Federal election will be called in a matter of weeks   :P
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Media Release 18 July 2010

Australia:  2010 Federal Election, a real opportunity to move forward

RAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport commuters has said the 2010 Federal Election will be determined on future sustainable transport policies.

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"This election is an opportunity to truly 'move forward' with sustainable transport for future environmental, economic and social benefits.

"Already the populist road centric 'non core promises' are being rolled out (1).  Australian's are tired of failed paradigms.

"Infrastructure investment in real sustainable transport for long term gains is needed. The Cross River Rail project in south-east Queensland is a major priority.  Queenslanders will no doubt be cognisant of commitments to this project on the 21st August.

"Australians generally will be acutely attuned to rail, public and active transport policies of all parties.

"Now is the hour!"

Reference:

1.  http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opposition-leader-tony-abbott-promises-toowoomba-would-get-its-bypass-in-seven-years/story-e6freon6-1225892619075

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Media Release 20 August 2010

Australia:  The rail renaissance is under way

RAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport commuters has said in the 2010 Federal election campaign there has been a shift to sustainable rail transport policies and commitments for the future economic benefit and social amenity of Australia for both passenger and freight transport.

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"As has been highlighted by the Australasian Railway Association road trauma is out of control in terms of costs and distressing social effects (1).  It is then pleasing to note the shift by all parties and most candidates to safe, sustainable rail transport commitments for the future."

"The merits of the respective policies and commitments by all parties and candidates are to be weighed by the electorate this Saturday."

"All we ask is that the commitments for rail be translated into action with the establishment of the new Government (2). This is critical for Australia to move forward."


References:

1. Study: Rail group highlights burden of road crashes http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=4247.0

2. http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?board=48.0


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Labour returned with Oakenshot & Windsors' votes.  76 vs 74.

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