Keeping Canberra Students Safe

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Today the ACT Greens have announced a $20 million initiative to work with every school community in Canberra to develop their own school safety traffic management plan which make our schools and surrounding neighborhoods safer for all students.

“Putting the community first means really understanding your local community. Every school and every school community has its unique needs and challenges,” said ACT Greens Leader, Shane Rattenbury.

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ACT Greens integrate buses with light rail

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The ACT Greens have announced an investment of $57 million into the ACTION bus network to improve bus frequency and network coverage across all of Canberra.

“This plan is about investing in the things that make people's lives better every day. It's about putting the community first and making it easier to get around our city,” said ACT Greens Leader and transport spokesperson Shane Rattenbury.

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Marriage and More

The ACT Greens have today launched 'Marriage and More', a plan to end discrimination and keep fighting for equality for LGBTI people in the ACT. The plan includes new laws to recognise overseas same-sex marriages and ban damaging reparative therapies.

"The Greens have always stood up for full equality for LGBTI people, and we always will," said ACT Greens LBGTI spokesperson Veronica Wensing.

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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

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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

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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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