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A mental health system for a 21st Century Canberra: Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing established in the ACT

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT Government has formally established the Territory’s first Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

The model for the Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing has been developed following extensive consultation with the community, mental health consumers and carers, mental health organisations and peak bodies.


Straws suck! But you don’t have to…

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Canberra venues are being urged to help rid the ACT of plastic straws as part of a new Actsmart campaign.

“Our reliance on single-use plastic is having devastating impacts on our planet,” Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today.


Drive safe. Get there alive

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Drivers are being urged to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel this Queen’s Birthday long weekend, with six fatalities already recorded in the capital this year, compared to five in total for the whole of 2017.

Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury is reminding Canberrans to keep focused and stick to the road rules while driving, to ensure everyone arrives at their destination alive and well.


Greens Budget Reply Speech

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

"Madam Speaker, the Greens welcome this budget!

From the Greens perspective, this Budget takes another vital step towards making Canberra the most sustainable, fair and progressive place in Australia.


Respecting and protecting sex workers in the ACT

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT Government has today introduced into the Legislative Assembly new laws to improve the rights and safety protections for sex workers.

The Government has consulted closely with stakeholders following the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety’s 2012 report on the Inquiry into the Prostitution Act.


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