Domestic violence leave must be restored

Hear more from the Greens in the Canberra Chronicle and Pro Bono Australia coverage of this story.

The ACT Greens have condemned a decision to strip domestic violence leave out of workplace agreements for Commonwealth public servants.

"This decision is a huge step backwards for the public service and women working in the public sector," said ACT Greens Senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

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Rattenbury signs ‘The Canberra Declaration’ on illicit drugs

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

ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury, this week signed on to 'the Canberra Declaration' on illicit drugs - which calls for a more strategic approach to drug policy that views drug use through a health framework and focuses on treatment and harm minimisation.

The Canberra Declaration was also signed by a number of International and Australian representatives with expertise in health, justice and lived experience as well as state and federal MPs at a cross-party Parliamentary Drug Summit co-hosted by Federal Greens, Labor and Liberal members.

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Greens call for protection of Tuggeranong nature reserves

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

The ACT Greens have expressed concerns about the Government's proposal to develop land that includes nature reserves in the Tuggeranong Valley.

"We're very concerned that this proposal includes up to 90 hectares of river corridor and nature reserve," said ACT Greens Brindabella candidate Michael Mazengarb.

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Time to restore ACT's right to legislate on euthanasia

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

The ACT Greens have welcomed moves to restore the ACT's right to legislate on euthanasia.

"The people of the ACT should have the same rights as other Australian citizens. Our current laws discriminate against the Territories and treats the people of the ACT as second-class citizens," said ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury.

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Cuts to cultural institutions must be reversed

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

The ACT Greens have called on the Government to reverse its cuts to Canberra's cultural institutions.

"The Turnbull government is cutting $50 million out of Canberra's cultural institutions. That means that more skilled Canberrans will be losing their jobs in the next year" said ACT Greens senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

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Safe Schools Coalition prevents bullying in schools

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

Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury, has voiced his support for the Safe Schools Coalition, which provides support for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families in schools.

“I am disappointed that the Federal Liberal Government has today attacked the Safe Schools Coalition (SSC), which provides essential support for vulnerable students,” said Mr Rattenbury.

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Greens join baby sit-in at Parliament House

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

The ACT Greens today joined the Baby Sit-In at Parliament House in support of the innocent babies and children at risk of being sent to Nauru.

“I was proud to join the courageous parents and children at today’s action – and to support those acting in the best interests of these children,” ACT Greens’ Senate candidate Christina Hobbs said.

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ACT weighs in on container deposit scheme

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT Assembly today passed a motion introduced by ACT Greens member for Molonglo, Shane Rattenbury, to support the progress of ‘container deposit’ recycling schemes across Australia. 

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ACT Greens support Container Deposit Scheme

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

The ACT Greens have reiterated their support for a National Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) and called on the ACT Minister to vote in favour of a scheme at the upcoming Standing Committee on Environment and Water (SCEW).

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