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The Liberals’ true hidden agenda

May 26, 2017News

An article in the AFR today reveals the true agenda behind the NSW Government’s bus privatisation plans: the full privatisation of all public transport in Australia. The article covers a new report from Infrastructure Australia […] Read More »

Rail system being broken up to be sold off, says Trish Doyle MP

Apr 11, 2017News

We’re seeing the start of the rail system being broken up so it can be privatised, Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle told Parliament. “Just as we saw with Sydney Ferries, the unprofitable assets are hived […] Read More »

Labor fires privatisation and safety warning amid rail asset overhaul

Apr 5, 2017News

NSW Labor has raised safety and privatisation concerns about a proposed overhaul of management of the state’s rail assets. The proposed changes, introduced into Parliament last week by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, would move rail assets […] Read More »

Constance admits it: the NSW government wants to totally privatise public transport

Mar 21, 2017News

We’ve long accused the NSW Government of a hidden privatisation agenda – and now Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance has openly admitted that he wants to see our trains and buses totally privatised. Mr […] Read More »

Trish Doyle MP thanks front line train staff

Aug 11, 2016News

It’s great to see Trish Doyle MP standing up for train staff. She told NSW Parliament: “I thank the front line hard working staff at Sydney Trains, and NSW Trains, NSW Transport, for their efforts. Thank you […] Read More »

Privatisation rears its head again for second time this year

Apr 22, 2016News

In what is becoming a much more frequent, the State Liberal Government is again being forced to defend itself against rumours they want to privatise NSW buses and trains. A Freedom of Information request has […] Read More »

Newcastle ‘stop the privatisation’ rally: 1 December

Nov 24, 2015News

The NSW Government recently announced its plans to privatise Newcastle’s buses, ferries and light rail. Join the rally calling on the Premier to stop the sell off of our vital pubic transport services on 1 […] Read More »

ARTC privatisation? Bad idea, Joe. 

May 12, 2015News

The Federal Budget tonight is expected to reveal the Abbott Government is looking to privatise the Australian Rail Track Corporation.  Read More »

Management told to come clean on reforms

Dec 3, 2013News

The Combined Rail Unions last week received advice regarding Sydney Trains intention to start another round of reform and engage in other measures to reduce employment security for members. Read More »

Victoria’s private transport model failing

Jul 15, 2013News

Victorians paid more than $2.6 billion in subsidies to private companies running the state’s public transport last financial year, with less than a quarter of that going back into the public purse through fares. Read More »