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The Greens have unveiled plans to boost regional rail infrastructure by moving freight off roads and onto trains.
The party wants to end the subsidisation of B-double truck registrations and invest the money in the Australian Rail Track Corporation to help create more jobs.
The federal election policy has been unveiled in Dubbo by the Greens' candidates for Calare and Parkes, Jeremy Buckingham and Matt Parmeter.
The party's New South Wales Senate candidate Lee Rhiannon says redirecting the money into rail freight would provide a huge boost to regional economies.
"We would be seeing rail hubs, where you have the maintenance of the rail, hopefully in time we can also have the rail manufacturing in more regional centres," she said.
"We need to make the 21st century the century of rail transport. That holds great future for NSW in terms of economic benefits as well as environmental benefits."
She says taking money away from the trucking industry won't lead to job losses.
"The Greens are very committed that there are no job losses in the programs that we advance," she said.
"The Greens' policy of shifting subsidies for freight movement from road to rail would certainly help to return to a situation where more of our regional centres are based around rail developments. The jobs growth there would be huge."
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