Greens will build Stage 2 of the Belconnen Arts Centre

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ACT Greens Arts spokesperson Indra Esguerra today announced that the Greens would build Stage 2 of the Belconnen Arts Centre.

“Belconnen Arts Centre has been a wonderful hub for the Belconnen community ever since it opened,” Ms Esguerra said.

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Greens announce more than $50 million to upgrade schools and support teachers

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ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury has today announced further details of the Greens education plan at the Australian Education Union Council.

“Putting the community first means ensuring we invest in our schools - both the infrastructure and our teachers,” said ACT Greens Leader Shane Rattenbury.

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Greens back targets and a new approach to suicide prevention

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The Greens have backed Suicide Prevention Australia’s call to reduce the suicide rate by 50 per cent by 2025. The number of confirmed suicides in Canberra increased from 24 in 2012 to 37 in 2013, but service providers believe the number has continued to increase in 2014 and 2015.

“Right now seven Australians die from suicide every day. That means devastatingly, many Canberrans will have been touched directly or indirectly by the tragedy of suicide,” said the ACT Greens health spokesperson Indra Esguerra.

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​​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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