ACT Greens announce more nurses for Canberra

To mark the start of the Australian College of Nurses Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week, ACT Greens health spokesperson Indra Esguerra has announced a plan for more nurses in the ACT.

“We all know that nurses are the frontline and backbone of our health system and are under growing pressure everyday. That’s why the ACT Greens are committed to giving nurses the best support to ensure patients are getting the best possible care,” said Ms Esguerra.

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ACT Greens pledge accessibility, inclusion for people with disabilities

ACT Greens candidate Veronica Wensing is addressing today’s People With Disabilities rally in Woden, announcing the Greens’ plan to protect the NDIS and improve accessibility around Canberra.

“Putting the community first means that every member of our community should be able to get around the city, make decisions about their lives and participate fully in our community.

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Greens put community first in urban development

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

The ACT Greens have announced a plan to ensure Canberra communities, rather than developers, benefit most from urban planning and design decisions.

“This is about giving Canberrans confidence that planning decisions will result in quality housing, connected neighbourhoods and a more liveable city, not just profits for big developers,” said ACT Greens candidate and planning spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur.

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Time to put the community first and crackdown on lobbyists

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

The ACT Greens have released its Better Government plan to clean up politics, crackdown on lobbyists in the ACT, put people back at the centre of government decisions and put the community first.

“In NSW, ICAC has exposed the revolving door between developers, big business and politics. People are appalled that it is still going on, and we should not assume that we are immune here in the ACT" said democracy spokesperson Indra Esguerra.

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Our Clean Energy Future: Greens unveil ambitious climate and energy package

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

Today the ACT Greens launched Our Clean Energy Future, an ambitious plan to transition the ACT away from gas and achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

“The ACT is already leading the country with our 100% renewable electricity targets,” said ACT Greens climate and energy spokesperson Michael Mazengarb.

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Keeping Canberra healthy: Greens release plan for a healthier Canberra

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

ACT Greens health spokesperson Indra Esguerra has announced a landmark health plan to reduce the pressure on our hospitals, invest in two new walk-in centres and implement a preventative health strategy to keep Canberrans healthy.

“Putting the community first means keeping people healthy and out of hospital - not just treating them once they’re sick,” Ms Esguerra said.

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Investing in our mental health

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

Following World Suicide Prevention Day, ACT Greens health spokesperson Indra Esguerra has announced the ACT Greens’ plan to invest in the mental health and wellbeing of Canberrans.

“The ACT Greens want Canberra to be a place where we invest in peoples’ wellbeing, and where people can get the help they need, when they need it,” Ms Esguerra said.

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Greens will build Stage 2 of the Belconnen Arts Centre

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

ACT Greens Arts spokesperson Indra Esguerra today announced that the Greens would build Stage 2 of the Belconnen Arts Centre.

“Belconnen Arts Centre has been a wonderful hub for the Belconnen community ever since it opened,” Ms Esguerra said.

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Greens announce more than $50 million to upgrade schools and support teachers

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

ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury has today announced further details of the Greens education plan at the Australian Education Union Council.

“Putting the community first means ensuring we invest in our schools - both the infrastructure and our teachers,” said ACT Greens Leader Shane Rattenbury.

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Greens back targets and a new approach to suicide prevention

Hear more from the Greens in the Huffington Post coverage of this story.

The Greens have backed Suicide Prevention Australia’s call to reduce the suicide rate by 50 per cent by 2025. The number of confirmed suicides in Canberra increased from 24 in 2012 to 37 in 2013, but service providers believe the number has continued to increase in 2014 and 2015.

“Right now seven Australians die from suicide every day. That means devastatingly, many Canberrans will have been touched directly or indirectly by the tragedy of suicide,” said the ACT Greens health spokesperson Indra Esguerra.

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