The ACT Greens have shifted gears in their Legislative Assembly campaign, from transport to a focus on affordable housing. The first in a series of announcements is a greater investment in existing crisis support services for Canberrans who don’t have a place to call home.
“In a peaceful, fortunate city like Canberra the number of people we are experiencing, or are at risk of homelessness, is unacceptable,” said Veronica Wensing, the Greens’ candidate for Yerrabi and spokesperson on housing.
Following the ACT Greens announcement yesterday to extend the federal PokiesLeaks campaign to the ACT, the Greens have called on the Liberal and Labor parties to support a ban on all pokie donations.
"The Greens will always put people before pokies - in the Assembly and in the community. That means keeping profits from destructive poker machines out of political parties and out of our democratic processes,” said ACT Greens candidate and spokesperson on democracy Indra Esguerra.
The Greens have announced the final plank of their transport plan - a plan to transform Canberra into the active travel capital where every member of our community can get around safely and easily.
“The Greens are putting the community first and making it easier to walk, cycle, and use public transport across Canberra,” said Veronica Wensing, ACT Greens spokesperson for women and social inclusion.
“We want to turn Canberra in to the active travel capital - a place where anybody can get around seamlessly with bikes, buses and light rail.
Following the Federal announcement from Greens Senator Larissa Waters, Senator Nick Xenophon and Andrew Wilkie MP to use parliamentary privilege to protect whistleblowers from the gambling industry; the ACT Greens have extended the PokieLeaks campaign to whistleblowers in the ACT who have information about industry tactics, poker machine design and payments, and committed to putting that information into the public domain.
"The Greens will always put people before pokies - in the Assembly and in the community," said ACT Greens spokesperson for Gaming Michael Mazengarb.
ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury has launched the latest tranche of the Greens’ transport plan to make Canberra quick and easy to get around - a plan for better bike facilities.
“Transport is a major priority for the Greens at this election. We are putting the community first and making it easier to get around our city,” said Mr Rattenbury.