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Continued focus on Vision Zero in Road Safety Report

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The Government’s road safety reforms are keeping people safer and contributing to the Territory’s low road toll.

Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury today released the 2018 Road Safety Report Card, which shows that the implementation of recent road safety reforms has achieved a reduction in the number of fatalities on ACT roads.


Local leadership, global change: ACT climate action on track

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT Government has today welcomed the recommendations of a report by the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, Professor Kate Auty, on the implementation of the ACT’s climate change strategy.

The Implementation Status Report on the ACT Government’s Climate Change Policy is the second ACT plan to address the urgent challenge of climate change.


Responsive action improves detainee safety and care

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

In the past year, the ACT Government has made significant changes to improve detainee health, care and safety in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) as part of its response to the Moss Review.

Minister Rattenbury has tabled a progress report one year after the Moss Review into the treatment in custody care of Mr Steven Freeman was tabled in February 2017.


No means no? Yes means yes, say ACT Greens

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

The ACT Greens will this week table draft legislation redefining consent under ACT criminal law, bringing the ACT in line with other jurisdictions and strengthening the criminal justice system.

“Every Australian jurisdiction except the ACT has a statutory definition of consent based on the idea of free and voluntary agreement. Yet under ACT criminal law, consent is defined by when it is taken away, rather than when it is given,” Greens spokesperson for Women Caroline Le Couteur said today.


Scholarships to empower Canberrans with a mental illness

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

A ground-breaking Mental Health Scholarship scheme at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) sees Canberrans experiencing a mental illness gain nationally recognised qualifications.

As the Scheme enters its eighth consecutive year, Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury said the scholarship program sees more mental health consumers to strengthen their employment opportunities in the community sector.


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