Fri. Dec 13th, 2019

Demand Better Roads

Safe roads for our kids

Compare the different parties for better roads.

 LaborMore Detail                                 Labor                                 Liberal/Nationals                                 Australian Greens                              Liberal/Nationals                                 Labor                                 Liberal/Nationals                                 Australian Greens                              Australian Greens Stronger investment in infrastructureGOOD

Labor has committed $24 billion in funding for key road and rail transport infrastructure over the next five years.  A number of the key priority road and rail projects identified by the motoring clubs have been allocated funding as part of the $24 billion. 

For more details on which projects are to be allocated funding, click here.PARTIAL

The Federal Coalition has committed to a number of important road projects if it is elected to Government.  These include:

  • funding to complete the duplication of the Pacific Highway and the WestConnex in NSW, 
  • commence construction on the East West Road Link in Victoria, 
  • funding for the Gateway Motorway North in Brisbane,
  • upgrading South Road in Adelaide, and
  • funding to improve the Midland Highway in Tasmania.  

NOT RATED

No policy available.  A rating will be provided when a policy is released.New approaches to road fundingPOOR

Labor has not outlined any new detail to address the challenge of encouraging alternative sources of funding for crucial transport infrastructure.  Labor has foreshadowed the use of so called ‘Availability’ payments on two rail projects, but this does not go far enough. PARTIAL

The Coalition is committed to investigating ways to increase private funding in high priority infrastructure projects.  The Office of Financial Management will be asked to examine an Infrastructure Partnership Bonds Scheme to encourage private investment in infrastructure projects.NOT RATED

No policy available.  A rating will be provided when a policy is released.Increased focus on road safetyPARTIAL

Labor has made safety one of the four cornerstones underpinning decisions relating to funding for key road projects.  PARTIAL

The Coalition has committed to funding major road projects that will provide safer driving conditions and contribute to enhanced road safety. NOT RATED

No policy available. A rating will be provided when a policy is released.Safeguard consumer choice in relation to vehicle service and repairPOOR

Labor has failed to take action to protect consumer choice and rights in relation to vehicle service and repair, and ownership and control of vehicle data.NOT RATED

No policy available.  A rating will be provided when a policy is released. NOT RATED

No policy available.  A rating will be provided when a policy is released. Clear and accurate fuel price advertisingGOOD

Labor supports a national information standard for retail fuel price boards.GOOD

The Coalition supports a national information standard for retail fuel price boards.NOT RATED

No policy available. A rating will be provided when a policy is released.Promote consumer awareness about safer vehiclesPARTIAL

Labor has proposed mandating technologies such as Electronic Stability Control for light commercial vehicles and Brake Assist Systems for all light vehicles, including cars. 

Labor has not yet committed funding to ANCAP beyond 2013-14. NOT RATED

No policy available. A rating will be provided when a policy is released.NOT RATED

No policy available. A rating will be provided when a policy is released.Support for safer roads in the Asia Pacific regionPOOR

Labor has deferred a promised increase in Australia’s international aid budget until 2017-18.  

Labor has not provided any specific funding allocation to support road safety related projects in the Asia Pacific region.NOT RATED

No policy available. A rating will be provided when a policy is released.NOT RATED

No policy available. A rating will be provided when a policy is released.

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