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Greens push to extend Frome Street Bikeway and boost SA public transport

Adelaide's Frome Street Bikeway would finally be extended to the River Torrens, under a Greens plan to invest more than half a billion dollars in public transport and cycling infrastructure in South Australia.

Greens Senator for South Australia Robert Simms said the Greens would allocate $18 million to fund the completion of the Frome Street Bikeway. "It's time to end the Frome Street Bikeway saga and see a clear commitment from government to extend the separated bikeway up to the River Torrens," said Senator Simms.

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Senate backs electric cars for SA

The Senate has backed a motion from Australian Greens Senator Robert Simms calling on the government to refocus South Australia's car manufacturing industry on electric cars.

"It's great to see the senate backing this motion for more job creation in SA. Electric car production is a multi-billion industry and one of the fastest growing in the world. Investing in this industry provides an opportunity for us to harness the skills and experience of our manufacturing industry and create new jobs," Senator Simms said.

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Greens call for federal support for electric car manufacturing following Holden announcement

Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Robert Simms is calling on the Federal Government to back his bill currently before parliament to kick-start electric car production in SA, following news that hundreds of jobs will be lost from Holden in Adelaide's North.

"My thoughts are with Holden workers during this difficult time," Senator Simms said.

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Greens bill to boost jobs and green car industry in South Australia

Robert Simms 10 Nov 2015

South Australian Senator, Robert Simms, will introduce a green jobs package into the Senate to boost employment in South Australia today.

The amendment to the Automotive Transformation Scheme is Senator Simms’ first bill and would allow green and electric manufacturers to apply for grants.

“We need to look at how we can harness the skills of South Australia’s manufacturing industry to create new jobs for the future,” Senator Simms said.

“With Holden closing in 2017 we need to get ahead of the curve to make sure we have new jobs for people to transition to.

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