As families pay more every year in fuel excise, new research shows Australians overwhelmingly reject governments spending a decreasing proportion of that excise on land transport. The proportion of fuel excise spent on roads and rail is projected to halve, to around 1 cent out of every 4 cents collected by 2020. Read more of Declining transport investment rejected by Australians
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) today congratulated both leaders, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten for their commitments to invest in rail projects that will ease congestion and support the economy. Read more of Rail investments good news for transport, jobs, economy.
Australia’s motoring clubs will today launch a national advertising campaign encouraging their eight million members to tell candidates why stronger investment in transport infrastructure needs to be prioritised in their local communities this election. Read more of Keep Australia Moving – putting Australians in the driver’s seat
With the election campaign officially underway, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has reminded all political parties that transport infrastructure investment is central to the future strength of Australia’s economy. Read more of Election 2016: AAA says the new economy rides on roads and rail
The first recommendation of a new Senate road safety inquiry report is for the Government to provide the $150,000 per annum needed to keep the Australian Trauma Registry operational, backing calls from Australia’s peak motoring body and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Read more of Road trauma recommendation must be heeded
While the Government’s continued focus on transport infrastructure spending is welcome, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) says the Government has missed an opportunity in this Budget to begin reforming long-term transport funding to secure Australia’s future economy. Read more of Budget 2016: Infrastructure focus welcomed but funding reform opportunity missed