Community activist, environmentalist and musician Tim Hollo will contest the new winnable seat of Canberra for the ACT Greens at the upcoming federal election and academic, innovator, and policy adviser Penny Kyburz will take the number one spot on the Senate ticket, both pledging to be powerful voices for the ACT’s progressive values on the House of Representatives’ crossbench and in the Senate.
“The major parties take Canberra for granted, reducing our vibrant community to little more than a shorthand for a Federal Government which doesn’t speak for us. But with the brand new seat of Canberra, we can wipe the slate clean and elect an MP who will work hand in hand with the community for progressive results, open up a space in Parliament for the community to be heard, and vote with our community’s values every time,” said Canberra candidate Tim Hollo.
The ACT Greens strongly abhor sexual and other assault. It is in contradiction to our values, and it has been distressing for the party that this issue has arisen within our membership.
A statement from the ACT Greens Co-Convenors
The ACT Greens are committed to eradicating sexual harassment, violence and assault in our organisation, in our workplaces, on our streets, and in our homes.
Caroline Le Couteur, MLA
ACT Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur is calling on ACT Policing and Transport Canberra to step up community education and enforcement of the laws that require vehicles to pass cyclists at a safe distance in the ACT.
“A metre matters. That’s why the ACT passed a law that says vehicles must give cyclists at least one metre of space when passing on our roadways. But for the law to be effective it needs to be enforced,” Ms Le Couteur said.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has become an accredited Actsmart business after implementing measures to improve its sustainability, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today.
There are now 14 embassies which are signed up to the Actsmart Business Recycling program.