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Turnbull's 30-minute city idea lasts approx 30 minutes

Malcolm Turnbull’s vision for 30-minute cities has lasted barely more than 30 minutes, with last night’s Federal Budget delivering little in new funding for new public transport projects.

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Turnbull's city hoax is all show and no dough

Australian commuters have been left stranded after Malcolm Turnbull’s much-hyped Smart Cities policy failed to deliver any new funding for any public transport projects anywhere in the country.

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Moving ANZAC Day tribute for railworkers in Hornsby and Petone

One hundred years ago railworkers from Hornsby in NSW, and Petone in New Zealand, exchanged flags and flagpoles as a mark of solidarity and mutual respect for railworkers from both countries who had been killed in WW1. 

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New trauma support app helps rail workers stay OK

On Rail R U OK?Day, the Australian rail industry is taking a proactive approach to the emotional wellbeing of its 110,000 employees through the launch of its RailRes app. The app is designed to help employees manage their immediate responses to stress, and to help build their resilience.

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Tackling violence against women on public transport

The RTBU abhors violence against women in all its forms, and we are determined to take a stand.  That's why we're calling for a stronger response from government to stamp out violence against women right across the community, including on public transport. Everyone has the right to travel safely without having to worry about being harassed, abused or assaulted.

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Asciano carve-up a "lost opportunity"

The Board of Asciano has endorsed a joint venture take-over offer from Qube and Brookfield - but the deal will see Pacific National carved off and sold to a consortium of overseas investors.

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PN slashes jobs in disgraceful act

Pacific National has told 200 workers around the country  - including 50 workers on the Hunter - that their jobs will be abolished and replaced by new positions in North Sydney on individual contracts.

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New Western Sydney Airport needs rail from day one

Malcolm Turnbull needs to out his money where his mouth is and commit funding to build a train to the new Western Sydney Airport, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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SA Govt introduces tough new penalties for assaulting transport workers

The South Australian Government has introduced tough new penalties for people found guilty of assaulting public transport workers.
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Justice for Sheriff Diba

Gambian trade union leader Sheriff Diba has died in prison after being arrested for standing up for the rights of transport workers.

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