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First citizens’ jury hearings an opportunity to get deliberative democracy right

Caroline Le Couteur

The ACT’s first-ever citizens’ jury will commence this weekend (14-15 October 2017).

These initial jury hearings are an important opportunity to get deliberative democracy right, and to demonstrate the value that deliberative process can deliver to our Canberra community.


ACT Greens: Statement on pill testing trial

Shane Rattenbury MLA

The ACT Greens today say the Canberra Liberals have serious questions to answer when it comes to pill testing and harm minimisation in the Territory.


Common sense has prevailed: ACT Greens welcome pill testing in the ACT Keeping Canberra Safe, putting our young people first

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT Greens today are relieved that the Government has announced that pill testing will be accessible in the ACT.

“Our priority is, and has always been, ensuring the health and safety of our young people,” ACT Greens MLA and drug law reform spokesperson Shane Rattenbury said. 


On marriage equality, every vote matters: don’t delay, post your views straight away

Shane Rattenbury, MLA
Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

Canberrans will soon receive a survey question asking their views on whether same-sex couples should marry. The ACT Greens today encouraged all Canberrans to complete and post their survey as soon as possible to make sure their voices are heard.


Canberrans back harm minimisation efforts to #KeepCanberraSafe

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Today Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury will today table a petition of more than 1,000 signatures backing a pill testing trial in the ACT.

“The Greens are strongly committed to an evidence-based and health-focused approach to drug law reform, ensuring that Canberra’s young people can make informed choices and stay safe


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