Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Environment and Heritage spokesperson
Acting Greens leader Sam Hibbins says the only solution to traffic congestion is to make public transport and cycling a real alternative to the car.
"The Australian Greens welcome the commitment to ongoing community engagement.
“We would hope that the starting point for this further engagement will be the recommendations made by the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee, so as to not reinvent the wheel.
The Australian Greens say coal exports should face a $2 per tonne levy and massive fossil fuel subsidies should end, in light of the OECD calling for higher taxes and import tariffs on coal producers.
"Coal is treated to a free ride charged to the Australian taxpayer. It's got to stop," said Greens Deputy Leader and climate spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters.