Friday, August 28, 2009

Free bus passes set carbon challenge for Australia's politicians

Posted : Tue, 25 Aug 2009 00:38:36 GMT
Author : DPA

Sydney - To entice politicians into practicing what they preach and travelling by public transport rather than in chauffer- driven cars, bus company Greyhound Australia said Tuesday that they could all ride for free. "We are doing this to save taxpayers money but also to help politicians set the example when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint," Greyhound chief executive Robert Thomas said. "It would also help our politicians get back in touch with the people they represent."

The offer of free bus transport comes as anger grows over even former politicians enjoying rides in government cars at taxpayer expense and free, unlimited air travel.

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