Research & Advocacy

Submission to ONRSR Drug & Alcohol Review

Testing of rail workers for alcohol and drugs should focus on genuine impairment, rather than intrusive measures which punish workers for presence.

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No more excuses, it's time to deliver

The RTBU's Federal Budget submission for 2017.

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Putting Fairness Back Into the Fair Work Act

The RTBU has a strong industrial agenda for the 2016 Federal election. The initiatives in this election platform reflect the RTBU's values of equity and fairness, and reinforce our policy priorities in the industrial relations framework.

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Draft State Infrastructure Plan

The RTBU commends the Queensland Government for embarking on a serious and comprehensive approach to infrastructure planning.  

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Innovative Funding Models for Public Transport in Australia

This report provides a model for how innovative funding models can contribute to funding the capital cost of new public transport infrastructure in Australian cities. It draws on a wide range of case studies globally and in Australia.

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National reform needed for rail access regimes

National reform is needed to clean up the regulatory "dog's breakfast" surrounding access to Australia's rail networks.

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The Free Ride's Over

Research undertaken by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) – as well as the broader body of economic literature – shows transport infrastructure is a core driver of long-run productivity growth in all economies.

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Building Rail to Australia's Next Major Airport

The new Western Sydney Airport will be a major transport asset for Western Sydney and for the Australia's national economy.

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Fare's Fair

What would happen if you turned the public transport fares table upside down - so that the further you travelled, the less you pay?  The results might surprise you!

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2015 Federal Budget Submission

The RTBU's submission to the 2015 Federal Budget process argues that urban transport congestion is a national economic problem that requires Federal Government leadership.

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