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Hodgett Chicken Of Community Ports Debate

Natalie Hutchins | 

Once again Liberal Minister for Ports David Hodgett has been caught running from the community refusing to allow questions from the floor during planned port’s debates.

Hodgett And Napthine ‘A Drift’ At Sea Over Port Facts

Natalie Hutchins | 

The Napthine Government is determined to proceed with the Port of Hastings despite no business case, no consultation with local residents and no plans for the road and rail investment required to accommodate increased freight traffic.

Napthine’s Freight Plan Leaves West Congested And Jobless

Natalie Hutchins | 

he Victorian Freight Plan, released this week by the Napthine Government, demonstrates no new ideas and no real funding commitments to support the growing freight industry or increasing population in the West.

Labor Investigates Future Bay West Port Sites

Tim Pallas | 

Export and transport industry experts joined the Victorian Labor Opposition today visiting several possible sites for Victoria’s future container port in the Bay West area.

No Transport Plan Will Mean More Road Congestion

Tim Pallas | 

The Baillieu Government is refusing to act on road congestion despite planning to release its long overdue Port of Melbourne container capacity expansion review.

Baillieu Set To Abandon Geelong Port For Car Trade

Tim Pallas | 

It appears the Baillieu Government has all but abandoned plans to relocate the export and import of cars from Webb Dock to the Port of Geelong after a massive lobbying effort from Victoria’s beleaguered car and shipping industry to block the move.

Labor Calls For Sunset On Baillieu’s Port Tax Grab

Tim Pallas | 

The Baillieu Government has no choice but to support Opposition amendments and legislate an end date for a planned $75 million annual tax grab on the Port of Melbourne Corporation.

Constitutional Challenge Threat Against Port Tax

Tim Pallas | 

The Tasmanian Government has threatened a constitutional challenge against the Baillieu Government’s new Port of Melbourne tax as industry anger about the charge grows.