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Greens statement on Canberra Liberals and Operation Spicer

ACT Greens democracy spokesperson Indra Esguerra has issued a statement in response to ICAC's Operation Spicer report, which investigated donations from Tony Merhi and other NSW property developers.

“Disgraced developer Tony Merhi has only recently made a major donation to the Canberra Liberals through his company Merc Shoppingtown - even though he does not live or trade in the ACT.


Time to trial pill testing in Canberra

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On the eve of International Overdose Awareness Day, ACT Greens have announced their plan to trial pill testing at festivals and host a drug law reform summit in the ACT.

"The old ways of dealing with drugs just aren't working. People lives are being put at risk because they are not getting the help they need," said ACT Greens alcohol and other drugs spokesperson Michael Mazengarb.


Greens put community first with developer donation ban

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ACT Greens democracy spokesperson Indra Esguerra has today launched a package to clean up political donations. The centrepiece of the package is a ban on developer donations.

“Today, the Greens are putting the community first and announcing that we will clean up political donations - and ban developer donations in Canberra,” said Ms Esguerra.


Greens pledge to lower the voting age

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The ACT Greens today pledged to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 years of age in ACT elections as part of a youth package launched today.

“The Greens will amend the ACT Electoral Act to give 16 and 17 year old Canberrans a say in their future and the future of their city,” said youth spokesperson Michael Mazengarb.


ACT Greens pledge to welcome Manus refugees

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The ACT Greens have called on the Federal Government to close the camps on Manus Island and Nauru and pledged to welcome 100 of the 800 people currently in detention on Manus Island into the Canberra community. The announcement comes ahead of a snap action rally in Canberra tonight, which will call on the government to close the camps.

“The conditions on Manus Island and Nauru amount to torture, these detention centres are inhuman, and as a caring, compassionate community we must not accept them,” said ACT Greens multicultural spokesperson Indra Esguerra.