The ACT Greens welcome the prospect of the ACT gaining a third seat in the federal House of Representatives.
“The people of Canberra deserve to have their voice heard in the Federal Parliament. A third lower house seat in the ACT is more representative and more democratic, and will give the voters of Canberra a real opportunity to elect a much needed alternative to the two old parties,” said Greens Convenor Michael Mazengarb
The ACT Greens are seeking a lead party organiser to support the smooth running of the party office, facilitating the involvement of members and building the structures within our neighbourhood teams.
The role extends to the building of strategic internal networks between party members, volunteers, and supporters as well as liaising Greens members of the ACT Legislative Assembly.
In welcoming the government’s decision to ban greyhound racing in the ACT, the ACT Greens today call the government to focus on the welfare of dogs and supporting the transition of ACT industry workers over the course of the next year.
“Along with our Canberra community, the Greens are thrilled at the government’s decision to ban greyhound racing in the ACT today,” said Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur. “This is a fantastic outcome, as is the recent ending of the exorbitant $1 million subsidy to support the greyhound racing industry.
Today’s release of the ACT Gaming and Racing Commission’s report into cash withdrawal facilities in gaming machine venues highlights the need for ongoing reform to limit gambling harm in the ACT, said ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury.
“The report from the Gambling and Racing Commission confirms what we already suspected – that EFTPOS facilities are being used to circumvent the $250 cash withdrawal limit that applies to ATMs in gaming venues.
Today ACT Greens spokesperson for women Caroline Le Couteur MLA announced the release of a discussion paper and exposure draft legislation to address privacy and technology-facilitated abuse in the ACT. In calling for extensive community consultation, Ms Le Couteur emphasised the importance of community voices and experience in addressing both technology-facilitated sexual abuse and the non-consensual sharing of intimate or private sexual images.