Australia deserves a safe, fair, efficient transport system Australia’s economy and quality of life rely on safe, efficient and affordable transport. But all data suggests that our national land transport system has failed to keep up with growing demand and technological change, and our living standards are suffering as a result.
Transport costs are rising, our roads have never been more congested, and important road safety targets are being missed. Continued failure to address these issues will only magnify the harm being done.
Australia urgently needs well-planned and comprehensive policy action to renew its land transport system. The Australian Automobile Association calls on the major parties to commit to:
1. developing a White Paper that maps out the necessary reform of Australia’s land transport system
2. immediate investment in policies, programs and infrastructure that will upgrade the system’s capacity and operation.