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ACT Government welcomes ‘dodgy discounts’ ban

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT Government today welcomed news that the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) will make a new rule to prohibit energy retailers from making discounts appear bigger than they actually are.

The AEMC is the independent rule maker for Australia’s energy markets.

New passenger reforms see light rail on track to deliver

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Canberra’s light rail service is one step closer with the second stage of legislative reforms passed today in the Legislative Assembly.

The Road Transport Reform (Light Rail) Legislation Amendment Act 2018 regulates the operation of the light rail as a public passenger service.

Residential Tenancies Act reforms long overdue: ACT Greens

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

The ACT Greens today urged the Government to deliver on a range of Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) reforms that have yet to be enacted, some two years on since recommendations were first made.

In June 2016 the Justice and Community Safety Directorate published a review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. Consultation for this review began in July 2014.

Win for housing affordability as land tax on vacant homes realised

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

The ACT Greens today welcomed the Government’s agreement on the land tax on vacant homes, onwards from Caroline Le Couteur’s vacant land tax motion last year.

Last March the Greens called for an extension of the current land tax system to also tax vacant properties, irrespective of whether they are being rented out or otherwise.

Holding the churches to account: Reportable Conduct Scheme to include religious institutions, instructors

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

The ACT Greens today welcomed the Government’s inclusion of religious institutions and instructors in the Reportable Conduct Scheme, onwards from the ACT Greens’ calls in March 2017.

In March 2017, the Greens called on the Government to introduce safeguards to ensure that religious institutions and religious instructors would be included in the Reportable Conduct Scheme.

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