Supporting vulnerable Canberrans

The ACT Greens have shifted gears in their Legislative Assembly campaign, from transport to a focus on affordable housing. The first in a series of announcements is a greater investment in existing crisis support services for Canberrans who don’t have a place to call home.

“In a peaceful, fortunate city like Canberra the number of people we are experiencing, or are at risk of homelessness, is unacceptable,” said Veronica Wensing, the Greens’ candidate for Yerrabi and spokesperson on housing.

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ACT Greens call for ban on pokie donations

Following the ACT Greens announcement yesterday to extend the federal PokiesLeaks campaign to the ACT, the Greens have called on the Liberal and Labor parties to support a ban on all pokie donations. 

"The Greens will always put people before pokies - in the Assembly and in the community. That means keeping profits from destructive poker machines out of political parties and out of our democratic processes,” said ACT Greens candidate and spokesperson on democracy Indra Esguerra. 

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ACT Greens making Canberra the Active Travel Capital

The Greens have announced the final plank of their transport plan - a plan to transform Canberra into the active travel capital where every member of our community can get around safely and easily.

“The Greens are putting the community first and making it easier to walk, cycle, and use public transport across Canberra,” said Veronica Wensing, ACT Greens spokesperson for women and social inclusion.

“We want to turn Canberra in to the active travel capital - a place where anybody can get around seamlessly with bikes, buses and light rail. 

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Greens Commit to PokieLeaks

Following the Federal announcement from Greens Senator Larissa Waters, Senator Nick Xenophon and Andrew Wilkie MP to use parliamentary privilege to protect whistleblowers from the gambling industry; the ACT Greens have extended the PokieLeaks campaign to whistleblowers in the ACT who have information about industry tactics, poker machine design and payments, and committed to putting that information into the public domain.

"The Greens will always put people before pokies - in the Assembly and in the community," said ACT Greens spokesperson for Gaming Michael Mazengarb.

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Everyone benefits from better, safer bike infrastructure

ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury has launched the latest tranche of the Greens’ transport plan to make Canberra quick and easy to get around - a plan for better bike facilities.

 

“Transport is a major priority for the Greens at this election. We are putting the community first and making it easier to get around our city,” said Mr Rattenbury.

 

“Canberrans want more travel options. Half of the car trips in Canberra are less than five kilometres, which is easy and quick to manage on a bike. All we need is the right infrastructure to make these journeys quick, safe and easy.

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Greens announce $60 million for better walking and cycling infrastructure

The Greens have announced the latest plank of their transport plan, which includes a $60 million investment in walking and cycling infrastructure.

 

“The Greens are putting the community first by prioritising people and investing in cycling and walking infrastructure so people can get around our city, ” said ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury.

 

“We all want to be able to travel without the congestion choking our roads. That’s why the Greens will make a $60 million investment in building better walking and cycling infrastructure across Canberra.

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Connecting Canberra 7 days a week

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

Today the ACT Greens have launched BNT - an innovative weekend bus and taxi transport plan which will begin with trials in Weston Creek and Tuggeranong.

BNT will integrate buses and taxis to improve bus services at off-peak times, starting in Weston Creek and Tuggeranong on weekends.

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Keeping Canberra Green

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

The ACT Greens have announced a plan to keep Canberra green and liveable.

“Canberrans are proud of our beautiful bush capital,” said ACT Greens planning spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur.

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Canberra doesn't need more traffic or more congestion

Hear more from the Greens in the Win News coverage of this story.

The ACT Greens have announced $30 million to fix and maintain Canberra’s existing roads - in contrast to the Canberra Liberals’ plan to chuck millions at building more roads and creating even more congestion.

“We need to fix the roads we’ve already got, not build more roads and create even more traffic in our city,” said ACT Greens Leader Shane Rattenbury.

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Clean, green public transport for all of Canberra

Hear more from the Greens in the Canberra TimesABC News, City News, 2CC, and 2CA coverage of this story.

The ACT Greens today announced a major upgrade to Canberra’s bus fleet - pledging $132 million for more clean energy buses. The announcement follows a $57 million commitment from the Greens to improve Canberra’s bus network.

“Transport is a major part of our plan to put the community first. The Greens will invest in more public transport, and power our buses and light rail with clean, green energy,” said ACT Greens Leader Shane Rattenbury.

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