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Training the workers today to perform the jobs of tomorrow

Labor’s proposed Rail Technology Campus at Chullora will help ensure Australia rail workforce is fit-for-purpose in a rapidly changing industry.

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50 years on, Clarrie O'Shea's legacy rings loud

Fifty years ago today, a Victorian union leader was sent to prison for standing up against tyranny.

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Privatisation would puts profits before passengers

South Australian Transport Minister Stephan Knoll MP yesterday could not rule out privatisation of Adelaide metropolitan train and tram services.

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High Speed Rail goes Number 1, with a bullet!

The issue of High Speed Rail has gone to number one with a bullet (train) in the seats of Page and Cowper over the last three weeks of the Federal election campaign.

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National's plan for High Speed Rail stops at the Gold Coast

Member for Page Kevin Hogan needs to come clean on the fact that his party’s plan for High Speed Rail starts at Brisbane and the ends at the Gold Coast.

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Build High Speed Rail and the passengers will come

Federal Labor's announcement that it will establish a High Speed Rail Authority and invest over $1 billion in land acquisitions as the first stage in delivering an east coast High Speed Rail network shows that rail transport is finally back on track in Australia.

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Safety has a price: RTBU calls for adequate staffing

Recent distressing and dangerous rail incidents on Melbourne’s Metro network have prompted calls from the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) to increase safety staff on trains and platforms.

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SA Minister for Transport walks all over Eyre Peninsula Grain Line

SA Transport Minister Stephan Knoll and Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsay are out of touch with the Eyre Peninsula community and swimming against the tide of global transport.

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Ramsay must step in to save Eyre Peninsula Rail Line

With the Federal election just a fortnight away, rail workers and the Port Lincoln community are calling on Member for Grey Rowan Ramsay MP to step and save the Eyre Peninsula Grain line before it’s too late.

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Major parties must commit to High Speed Rail to Northern NSW

The Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) today called on the major parties to commit to a plan for a High Speed Rail link between Brisbane and Northern NSW.

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