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ACT politics: Wednesday 10 April

Construction delays, renting, electric buses, healthcare challenges, and legislation for jury reforms and the night-time economy.

‘Filthy Five’ car companies polluting more than Australian coal mines

Five car companies whose fleets are responsible for more climate pollution than some of Australia’s biggest coal mines have been identified in new analysis by the Climate Council.

Transport costs pile up for families with record rises

Families in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are spending more than $500 a week on transport for the first time as new research shows the cost of getting around is taking off.

Changes to transport for Groovin the Moo

A special light rail timetable with increased frequency will be in place for the Groovin the Moo music festival which will be held at EPIC on Sunday 23 April.

Inland Rail project build blows out to $31.4 billion

A freight line from Melbourne to Parkes will take priority in an overhaul of the Inland Rail project, after an independent study found a massive cost blowout under the coalition government.

Canberra’s bus network has gone backwards, Greens MLA says

The ACT Greens and Public Transport Canberra (PTCBR) are concerned Canberra’s public transport system does not meet the city’s needs.

Canberra Liberals want government to protect buses

Mark Parton MLA will call today on the ACT government to maintain direct bus routes from southern suburbs to Civic when Woden rail starts.

Fuel prices up 40 per cent in one year

Australians are spending 40 per cent more for fuel than they were a year ago and Canberrans are spending an average of $381.59 per week on transport, the country's peak motoring body says.

FedEx workers on 24-hour strike

FedEx workers across the country have walked off the job after talks over a workplace agreement broke down.

Truck strike could hit food, fuel supply

Food and fuel supplies could be affected over the weekend as thousands of truck drivers pull the handbrake over pay and conditions.

Transport strike action could threaten deliveries

More transport workers are threatening strike action after talks broke down with their employers StarTrack and FedEx, in what the Transport Workers' Union says has "the potential to cause chaos" to parcel deliveries.

$24 million boost to Australia’s fast-charging network

Nine fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) will be built in the ACT as part of a $24.55 million commitment announced today by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.