Today we signed the Parliamentary Agreement with the Labor Party to form government.
It is the starting point, not the end point, for the ACT Greens and what we want to achieve over the next four years.
ACT Greens Leader, Shane Rattenbury, today congratulated returning Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur on the announcement of her appointment to the ACT Legislative Assembly.
“I am excited and pleased to have doubled our representation in the Assembly, and to be able to welcome Caroline back,” said Mr Rattenbury.
The ACT Greens’ campaign of one-on-one conversations at homes, the local shops, over the phone and at community events has found Canberrans are overwhelmingly concerned about public transport and cleaning up our democracy.
The Greens have released the final plank of their plan to clean up politics in the ACT - a $10 million commitment to establish an ACT ICAC. It will have the statutory powers to investigate and adjudicate on allegations of misconduct or corruption.
The Greens are also calling on all parties to sign an ‘Integrity in Politics’ pledge.
"In NSW, ICAC has exposed the revolving door between developers, big business and politics. People are appalled that it is still going on," said democracy spokesperson Indra Esguerra.
The ACT Greens have today announced that they will move to ban greyhound racing in the ACT.
“The Greens will ban greyhound racing in the ACT. We must not allow the backflipping NSW Liberals to open up a backdoor for dodgy operators to bring their cruel business to the ACT,” said Caroline Le Couteur, animal welfare spokesperson for the ACT Greens.
“Just today, Canberra Liberals’ leader Jeremy Hanson made his intention clear to continue propping up this cruel industry to the tune of $1 million a year.