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Title

  • Motions Public Transport
  • Motions - Public Transport - Privatisation

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Anne Urquhart</p>
  • <p>I wish to inform the chamber that Senators Rice and Sheldon will also sponsor this motion. At the request of Senators O'Neill, Rice and Sheldon, I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2020-02-24.148.1) introduced by Tasmanian Senator [Anne Urquhart](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/anne_urquhart) (Labor), which means it was successful. Motions like these don't make any legal changes, but they are politically influential because they represent the will of the Senate.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • >
  • > *(a) recognises that:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) the impending privatisation of buses in Sydney will be a disaster for commuters and transit staff,*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) the Rail Tram and Bus Union of New South Wales (NSW) which represents the staff of the bus networks is adamantly opposed to the privatisation plans,*
  • >>
  • >> *(iii) the recent bus privatisations in the Inner West and Newcastle have resulted in reduced on-time running, cut routes, closing stops and poorer working conditions, and*
  • >>
  • >> *(iv) tens of thousands of Sydney residents have already signed petitions and rallied against privatisation;*
  • >
  • > *(b) calls on the NSW Government to:*
  • >
  • >> *(i) protect the jobs and working conditions of the around 35,000 workers who are due to have only three years of job security under this reckless scheme,*
  • >>
  • >> *(ii) scrap this reckless privatisation scheme, and*
  • >>
  • >> *(iii) invest in better publicly run and publicly funded transport services; and*
  • >
  • > *(c) supports the work of the Rail Tram and Bus Union NSW Branch and Unions NSW in the fight for better public transport services and better working conditions for its members.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) recognises that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(i) the impending privatisation of buses in Sydney will be a disaster for commuters and transit staff,</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(ii) the Rail Tram and Bus Union of New South Wales (NSW) which represents the staff of the bus networks is adamantly opposed to the privatisation plans,</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(iii) the recent bus privatisations in the Inner West and Newcastle have resulted in reduced on-time running, cut routes, closing stops and poorer working conditions, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(iv) tens of thousands of Sydney residents have already signed petitions and rallied against privatisation;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the NSW Government to:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(i) protect the jobs and working conditions of the around 35,000 workers who are due to have only three years of job security under this reckless scheme,</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(ii) scrap this reckless privatisation scheme, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(iii) invest in better publicly run and publicly funded transport services; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(c) supports the work of the Rail Tram and Bus Union NSW Branch and Unions NSW in the fight for better public transport services and better working conditions for its members.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>The question is that general business notice of motion No. 465, standing in the names of Senators O'Neill, Rice and Sheldon, be agreed to.</p>