​​ACT Greens will protect CIT from privatisation

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The ACT Greens have today pledged to safeguard CIT from privatisation. The announcement comes off the back of a leaked COAG paper on the deregulation of TAFEs earlier this year.

“Vocational Education Training is in trouble,” said ACT Greens education spokesperson Shane Rattenbury.

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Greens announce $5 million plan to tackle violence against women

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The ACT Greens have today announced a $5 million plan over four years to tackle violence against women during Women’s Health Week. Violence against women is the leading preventable cause of death, disability and illness in women aged between 15 and 44.

“We're in the midst of a domestic violence crisis, with women being turned away from refuges and services due to a lack of funding,” said Veronica Wensing, ACT Greens spokesperson for women and community services.

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Greens take action against revenge porn

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The ACT Greens today announced they will introduce new revenge porn laws as the sharing intimate images without consent becomes a growing problem right across our community and country. The announcement follows revelations of a pornographic website that collected and distributed sexual images of teenage girls without their permission.

"Sharing images without their consent , otherwise known as 'revenge porn,’ is deplorable," said ACT Greens MLA and Attorney-General spokesperson Shane Rattenbury.

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​​Greens plan to freeze bus fares and take light rail to Woden

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ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury today joined Murrumbidgee candidate Caroline Le Couteur to announce more details of the Greens transport plan, including Stage 2 of light rail and a bus fare freeze.

“The Greens are putting the community first and making it easier and more affordable to get around our city,” said Mr Rattenbury.

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ACT Greens to take light rail to Woden

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The ACT Greens will deliver stage two of light rail to Woden if elected in October, announced ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury.

“The ACT Greens’ vision for light rail has always been for an integrated network across the city, that’s why we included the light rail master plan in the Parliamentary Agreement,” said Mr Rattenbury.

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Community First: Greens launch 2016 platform

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The ACT Greens today launched their 2016 policy platform ahead of the ACT election. 'Community First' puts forward the ACT Greens agenda and vision for Canberra.

"The Greens have a vision for Canberra that puts the community first. That's what our platform is about," said ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury.

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Greens announce plan to care for Canberra's students

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ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury today announced a plan to support Canberra's students. The plan is being launched ahead of a forum with the ACT Parents & Citizens Council.

"The Greens understand that supporting our students and young people is an investment in Canberra's future," said Mr Rattenbury.

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Greens affirm support for carbon neutrality by 2030 - and call on Liberals to stand up for ARENA

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The Greens have reaffirmed their commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2020 and zero net emissions by 2030. The Greens have also called on the Canberra Liberals to stand up against the Turnbull Government's $1.3 billion in funding cuts to ARENA.

"The Greens remain committed to an ambitious plan for 100% renewable energy by 2020 and zero net emissions by 2030 - we have been committed to that for years," Mr Mazengarb said.

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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.

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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.

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