ACT Budget shows job cuts are still hurting Canberra

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ACT Greens Senate candidate Christina Hobbs has welcomed the fact that the ACT has avoided recession in its budget, but noted that Canberra is still suffering the impact of public service job cuts.

“Tuesday's budget papers show that public service cuts will continue to hit Canberra hard, making an impact on our local economy,” said ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

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Greens launch plan to Renew Canberra and create jobs

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ACT Greens Senate candidate Christina Hobbs has today launched the ACT's component of the Greens’ RenewAustralia plan.

“While both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten talk about tackling climate change, they have locked us into the industries of the last century, supporting coal and vested interests,” said Ms Hobbs.

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Greens call for urgent funding to save EDO

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ACT Greens Senate Candidate, Christina Hobbs and ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury, today urged the ACT Government to provide emergency funding for the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO).

“The EDO has suffered extensively as a result of Federal Budget cuts so we now need urgent action,” said Ms Hobbs.

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​​Greens announce plan to support Canberra's students

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ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs today announced a student welfare package for Canberra's university students. The plan is being launched ahead of a higher education policy debate at the Australian National University on Wednesday.

"We should be support people into higher education, but instead our government is putting up more and more financial barriers," Ms Hobbs said.

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Canberra households will win under Greens battery storage plan

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New solar users in the ACT will receive a 50 per cent refundable tax credit to assist with the cost of installing household battery storage under a Greens announcement.

“Now is the time to jumpstart the battery industry, encourage the take up of storage and cement Canberra as a renewable energy leader,” said ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

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Christina Hobbs Issues Debate Challenge to Liberal Senator

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ACT Greens Senate candidate Christina Hobbs will tomorrow be joined by Greens leader Richard Di Natale to challenge Zed Seselja to a debate on the impact on federal budget to Canberra.

"If this was the Turnbull Government's attempt at a fair budget, then it has failed. I was flabbergasted to hear Zed Seselja referring to this budget as being 'good' for Canberrans" said ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

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Greens campaign can make history

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ACT Greens Senate candidate Christina Hobbs is preparing for an historic campaign.

“The ACT is one of the most marginal senate seats in the country, and we are within reach of giving the ACT its first ever Greens Senator,” says Ms Hobbs.

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Greens condemn Liberal attack

Senate candidate Christina Hobbs has responded to letters issued to Canberrans this week by ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja attacking the Greens and containing false information about Greens policies.

"The Liberals are engaging in attacks and dirty tricks before the campaign has even begun," said Ms Hobbs.

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Brutal budget will hit Canberra hard

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The Greens have condemned the Turnbull Government’s budget, which will protect big polluters and the top end of town while slugging the people of Canberra.

“This budget will hit Canberra hard, with more cuts to the public service and big hits to our local economy,” said ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

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Greens announce candidate spokespeople

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The ACT Greens have announced their spokespeople for the 2016 Territory Election. 

“Canberra is a progressive, forward-thinking place. I am proud to be part of a team of fantastic candidates who will stand up for what matters and have a vision for a fairer, more sustainable and more innovative Canberra,” said Shane Rattenbury.

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