Follow up question (from The Australian journalist): "So you'd like people to pay more for petrol and diesel, Senator?"
Christine: "My view is it would be fantastic to have really good public transport in Australia. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have very fast trains, wouldn't it be great to have a decent metro system in Melbourne and Sydney, wouldn't it be great to have electric cars, wouldn't it be great to redesign our cities so that people are less car-dependent and they're healthier and happier at the same time, and experience better air quality. They are the questions that need to be asked and that's what people want. If you want to get transformation and innovation, you only get it by transferring to the technologies that are low carbon and that's where we're coming from in this scenario to make sure we drive that kind of innovation in Australia."
Qn: "So you're signalling that petrol will be included?"
Christine: "Well, the transport sector is.."
QN interrupting: "When you say the transport sector, you're talking freight or people's ordinary cars?"
Did this journo already have his story written and just needed to stick the quote in the appropriate placeholder?