Greens affirm support for carbon neutrality by 2030 - and call on Liberals to stand up for ARENA

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The Greens have reaffirmed their commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2020 and zero net emissions by 2030. The Greens have also called on the Canberra Liberals to stand up against the Turnbull Government's $1.3 billion in funding cuts to ARENA.

"The Greens remain committed to an ambitious plan for 100% renewable energy by 2020 and zero net emissions by 2030 - we have been committed to that for years," Mr Mazengarb said.

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Time to trial pill testing in Canberra

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On the eve of International Overdose Awareness Day, ACT Greens have announced their plan to trial pill testing at festivals and host a drug law reform summit in the ACT.

"The old ways of dealing with drugs just aren't working. People lives are being put at risk because they are not getting the help they need," said ACT Greens alcohol and other drugs spokesperson Michael Mazengarb.

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Greens put community first with developer donation ban

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ACT Greens democracy spokesperson Indra Esguerra has today launched a package to clean up political donations. The centrepiece of the package is a ban on developer donations.

“Today, the Greens are putting the community first and announcing that we will clean up political donations - and ban developer donations in Canberra,” said Ms Esguerra.

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Greens pledge to lower the voting age

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The ACT Greens today pledged to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 years of age in ACT elections as part of a youth package launched today.

“The Greens will amend the ACT Electoral Act to give 16 and 17 year old Canberrans a say in their future and the future of their city,” said youth spokesperson Michael Mazengarb.

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ACT Greens pledge to welcome Manus refugees

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The ACT Greens have called on the Federal Government to close the camps on Manus Island and Nauru and pledged to welcome 100 of the 800 people currently in detention on Manus Island into the Canberra community. The announcement comes ahead of a snap action rally in Canberra tonight, which will call on the government to close the camps.

“The conditions on Manus Island and Nauru amount to torture, these detention centres are inhuman, and as a caring, compassionate community we must not accept them,” said ACT Greens multicultural spokesperson Indra Esguerra.

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Greens announce LGBTIQ support package if divisive plebiscite goes ahead

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The ACT Greens have today launched a landmark plan to support LBGTIQ Canberrans should the Federal Liberal Government go ahead with their costly and divisive same sex marriage plebiscite. The Greens do not support the plebiscite because we believe it will lead to further victimization and isolation of the LGBTIQ community.

"This debate has dragged on long enough," said ACT Greens spokeswoman Veronica Wensing.

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Greens to expand age-friendly communities

The ACT Greens have announced that they will provide an extra $4 million to invest in age-friendly communities across Canberra.

"Age-friendly is really just 'people friendly'. Design that is good for older and younger people is good for everyone," said seniors spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur.

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Greens launch universal housing plan

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ACT Greens housing and homelessness spokesperson, Veronica Wensing, has today launched a plan to improve housing for older Canberrans and people with disability. The plan will ensure every new home meets the specific needs of the resident and is built to a Livable Housing Design Silver Level.

"I've spent years fighting for better housing in Canberra," said Ms Wensing.

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Canberra Liberals "integrity package" is a sham and a farce

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The ACT Greens say the Canberra Liberals' "integrity package" has been exposed as a sham in light of their opposition to an ACT Integrity Commission with investigative powers.

"The Canberra Liberals' 'integrity package' has been exposed as a sham and a farce," said ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury.

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Greens launch campaign with a pledge to put the community first

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The ACT Greens have launched their campaign by announcing three landmark commitments - a plan for affordable housing, a commitment to reduce pokies, and an ACT ICAC to restore community confidence in government and politics.

“The Greens are the party of courage and community. That's what our campaign will be about,” said ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury.

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