People need public transport


Donated by William McInnes

Museum of Australia Democracy collection

This badge encapsulates the complex relationship between transport and social disadvantage.

Transport difficulties in Australia can include limited or lack of public transport, and public transport that is too expensive or offers only limited physical access. Australia is a nation that is highly dependent on cars: people who face challenges with maintaining private transport, such as financial stress related to car purchase and maintenance, fuel and insurance, may also be disadvantaged.

Advocates of public transport campaign on such issues as the environmental impact of increasing private car use, the provision of infrastructure for sustainable public transport systems as an alternative to car travel, and access to transport for the socially disadvantaged.