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Labor has vowed to allow all school children to travel for free on NSW's public transport system in an election pledge it estimates will cost the state about $44 million a year in foregone revenue.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/labor-promises-to-extend-free-public-transport-to-all-children-20181112-p50fi3.html 
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Free public transport would benefit everyone, especially those on low incomes.
IN THE RECENT SA State Liberal Budget, one of the key budget measures announced was a significant cut to bus services in South Australia.
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But are the low numbers using bus services because they are not needed, or because the public transport system in South Australia isn’t accessible enough?
https://independentaustralia.net/business/business-display/its-time-for-free-public-transport-in-sa,12038

Helping poor people is just one of dozens of benefits of fare-free public transport. Actually the money saved on cars costs would save government much more than lost revenue. Noise, pollution, congestion, collisions, CO2, and many other problems could be reduced.
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STUDENTS whose parents have health care cards should have access to free public transport to get them to school, Victorian charities say.
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