ACT Greens call on Government to commit to participatory budgeting pilot

Caroline Le Couteur

Today the ACT Greens will put forward a motion in the Assembly calling on the ACT Government to step up its commitment to community engagement and commit to a participatory budgeting pilot for the 2018/2019 Budget.

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#LoveWillWin: Time for a rainbow crossing in the ACT

Shane Rattenbury

The ACT Greens today reaffirm our continued support for marriage equality in the ACT.

“The Greens have always stood up for marriage equality –Greens MPs have regularly proposed legislation for marriage equality around the country, and of course Greens MPs have voted in favour of change every time it has come before a Parliament,” Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury said.

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ACT Greens welcome Reconciliation Day, reaffirm calls to #ChangeTheDate

Shane Rattenbury

The ACT Greens today welcomed the ACT Government’s moves to establish Reconciliation Day, and called on all parties to reaffirm their commitment to #ChangeTheDate of Australia Day.

“Reconciliation Day is an important symbol of our shared commitment to advancing reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and non-Indigenous Australians,” said ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury. 

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Greens spearhead tripartisan action on intimate images abuse

Caroline Le Couteur 

Today the ACT Greens are proud to have led a campaign for legislative action to criminalise intimate image abuse, Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur said today.

“The Greens will always stand up for issues that matter most to the community, and we’re pleased today that all parties have heeded our call for action to address intimate image abuse,” Ms Le Couteur said.

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Leadership and community consultation key to effective intimate images reform

Caroline Le Couteur 

Following an extensive consultation process, Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur today tabled a refined and updated Invasion of Privacy Bill to reflect the experiences and insights of key stakeholders, organisations and academics.

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ACT Greens welcome government action on Charter of Young People’s Rights in Detention

Caroline Le Couteur

The ACT Greens welcome news that the government has heeded the call from the Greens’ to establish a Charter of Rights for Young People in Detention in the ACT. The ACT Greens have advocated extensively on this issue, as we believe that “a new approach is necessary” to ensure that we secure the rights of children and young people in detention in the ACT.

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ACT Greens welcome Victorian moves on voluntary assisted dying

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

In welcoming news that Victoria will introduce legislation on voluntary assisted dying, the ACT Greens today called on the Federal Government to lift restrictions barring the ACT from determining its own legislation—restrictions that deny the rights and wishes of terminally ill Canberrans to end their lives on their own terms.

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Lease Variation charge reprieve a welcome step: ACT Greens

Caroline Le Couteur MLA

Today the ACT Greens welcomed the government’s decision today to postpone the introduction of an increased Lease Variation charge (LVC) in relation to unit development.

“The Greens support LVC as a way of ensuring that the community shares in windfall gains from increases in land values,” said Caroline Le Couteur MLA, Greens spokesperson for planning and development. “That said, I did raise concerns with the Government about the impacts of the sudden four-fold increase.

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Greyhound Racing Industry Statement

The Greens do have a view that greyhound racing is an outdated industry that promotes animal exploitation. The ACT Greens have long argued for an end to this exploitative industry – by focusing on the welfare of the dogs and supporting the ACT workers to transition.

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Statement on media report

The ACT Greens recognise the devastating impact of sexual assault, harassment and violence on women and are committed to doing everything we can to support women in our party and in the community who have been the victims of violence, harassment or assault; and to prevent sexual violence from occurring.

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