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Motorists rate the parties ahead of the poll

4.9.2013

The peak national motoring organisation, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has released its 'Report Card' assessment of the major parties responses to our priority projects, infrastructure, road safety and consumer rights policies.


"It has been encouraging to see that both Labor and the Coalition have made significant commitments to invest in key road and land transport infrastructure projects during this campaign," AAA Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said.


"Australians deserve less congested roads and safer highways in order to increase productivity and improve their lifestyles," he said.


Based on the national priority projects identified by the motoring clubs, the Coalition has committed to fund new infrastructure worth $20.4 billion compared to Labor's commitment to invest $17.9 billion.


"I strongly urge each voter to look at the commitments in their state prior to voting in this election," Mr McKellar said.


"The motoring clubs and their 7 million members have successfully made transport infrastructure an important issue this election," he said.


"We remain concerned that neither of the major parties has fully addressed the need for a better long-term approach to infrastructure planning and funding," Mr McKellar said.


"It is essential that we make reform of transport funding a top priority in the next term of government. There must be a move away from the current politically driven ad-hoc funding approach to ensure we close the growing transport infrastructure gap," he said.


The AAA and constituent clubs launched the Demand Better Roads campaign on 21 April 2013 with seven policy commitments and a list of priority transport projects – more information at www.demandbetterroads.com.au\

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