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Now, we need to encourage the state government to get rid of the tax from the entire line, once and for all - a move that will benefit businesses, drivers, residents and visitors, in fact everyone in our city.

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I strongly advocated for the removal of the station tax at Green Square and Mascot, which once removed, resulted in a 110% increase in patronage.

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With more people on the train, the roads around the airport would become dramatically less congested - but the problem is, the standard ticket price for the airport link is inflated with a whopping $13 tax, which provides little incentive to catch the train.

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As a global city, we need quick and reliable access to our airport - and anyone who frequents the M5 knows that is far from the case, in fact the roads around our airport have some of the worst traffic jams.

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It's already a seamless link by train. Imagine how much easier it would be to get to the airport if you didn't have to battle with the hopeless congestion clogging the gateway to our city.