Research & Advocacy
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
The RTBU believes the Inland Rail project is one of the most important infrastructure projects to be undertaken in this country since the construction of the Snowy Hydro scheme. The project has the potential to revolutionise the movement of transport north-south for the eastern states, and to contribute significantly to Australia’s economic growth and productivity over the next 50 years and beyond.