Putting the community first: Shane Rattenbury's campaign launch speech

This is a transcript of Shane Rattenbury's speech at the ACT Greens campaign launch. Please check against delivery.

I am so pleased to be here today as the ACT Greens launch our 2016 election campaign.

Welcome to you all, and thank you for your support.

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Cruelty isn't sport: Greens launch greyhound transition package

Hear more from the Greens in the Canberra Times and ABC News coverage of this story.

ACT Greens animal welfare spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur has today launched a package to transition the ACT's greyhound racing industry.

"The greyhound racing industry in the ACT is small, exploitative and expensive," said Ms Le Couteur.

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Greens back home birth trial

The ACT Greens have strongly backed moves to trial publicly-funded home births in Canberra.

“We strongly support this trial, which is about making sure that women’s health choices are supported and respected as much as possible,” said ACT Greens health spokesperson Indra Esguerra.

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Greens commit $1 million in funding for Canberra's domestic violence refuges

Hear more from the Greens in the Canberra Times coverage of this story.

Senate candidate Christina Hobbs has announced the ACT Greens's final commitment for the campaign, to provide $1 million over four years in funding for Canberra's specialist domestic violence refuges.

“We're in the midst of a domestic violence crisis, with women being turned away from face to face violence or homelessness services, due to a lack of funding,” Ms Hobbs said.

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Statement from the Greens in response to Seselja's attack

Hear more from the Greens in the Canberra Times and City News coverage of this story.

The ACT Greens are issuing a response to the following comments by Senator Zed Seselja:

“The Greens have not made any announcements relating to health, education, the economy, roads or even anything substantial on the environment. Instead Christina Hobbs has decided the light rail is the number one priority for all of Canberra, clearly she is not talking to Canberra families."

In response to these claims, ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs is listing each of her fully costed policy announcements for Canberra.

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Greens announce $400 million to expand light rail in Canberra

Hear more from the Greens in the Canberra Times coverage of this story.

The Australian Greens have today announced a $400 million federal contribution to the next stage of light rail in Canberra.

“The Greens see Canberra’s future as a vibrant, tree-lined boulevard of activity that welcomes visitors to our city and shows them that Canberra is a fantastic place to live,” said ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

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Seselja's marriage equality pledge a sham

Hear more from the Greens in the Sydney Morning Herald and City News coverage of this story.

The ACT Greens have slammed Senator Zed Seselja's for misleading young people during the campaign by back flipping on his commitment to vote for marriage equality following a positive result in the plebiscite.

"I have been on panel after panel with Mr Seselja over the course of this campaign, and he has repeatedly reassured young people and supporters of gay rights that that he would respect the outcome of a public vote on marriage equality regardless of his opinion," said ACT Greens Senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

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Greens commit $6 million for bikes and walking infrastructure, including new sharedzones in Weston Creek, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong

Senator Janet Rice has joined ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs to announce $6 million in federal funding for bikes and walking infrastructure for Canberra.

“The bike is the world’s most energy efficient vehicle, but its role in a clean transport future is largely being ignored,” said ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

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Greens guarantee childcare for all Canberra families

Hear more from the Greens in the 2CC radio coverage of this story.

ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs has today announced that the Greens will guarantee a minimum of 24 hours of subsidised care offered to every Canberra family each week.

“Canberra shoulders the most expensive child care in the country, and for many mums it simply doesn't make sense to return to work” said Ms Hobbs.

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Where’s Zed? Greens condemn Joyce’s attack on Canberra

ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs has slammed Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's plan to force Canberra-based public servants to leave Canberra.

"This is blatant pork-barrelling on the part of the Deputy Prime Minister. Only the most rabidly partisan would deny it." said Ms Hobbs.

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