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Accelerating towards zero emissions transport: ACT signs global Birmingham Declaration

Canberra stood among world leaders at the first ever Zero Emission Vehicles Summit in Birmingham, signing a Declaration committing governments, industry, researchers and financiers to an integrated and truly global approach to the transition to low emissions vehicles.

“It’s crucial to reduce emissions from transport in order to tackle climate change, and this requires action at the local, national and global scale,” said ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury.

Greens: Political donations shine light on major party ties to pokies, property developers

Tim Hollo, Greens Candidate for Canberra

With the annual returns released publicly today by Elections ACT, questions have again been raised as to the transparency of donations to the two major parties.

The returns also reaffirm the Canberra Liberals as a party for the big end of town, that receives thousands of dollars of donations from property developers and major corporations.

ACT Greens: A fairer deal for Canberra renters

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

The Greens are today calling for increased notice periods for tenants who, through no fault of their own, might find themselves with a matter of weeks to find new place to live.

Students Actsmart for sustainability and win

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Canberra students are again showing great initiative when it comes to climate action, with winners of the inaugural Actsmart Carbon Challenge Secondary Schools Competition announced today.

Over 140 student households from 12 secondary schools participated in the Carbon Challenge, collectively saving 170 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

Greens congratulate Alicia Payne and look forward to contest of ideas

Tim Hollo, Greens Candidate for Canberra

The preselection of Alicia Payne for the seat of Canberra sets the stage for a real contest of ideas at the coming election, the ACT Greens said tonight.

Greens candidate for Canberra, Tim Hollo, said "I congratulate Alicia Payne on her preselection and look forward to a real contest of ideas on refugee rights, Adani's coal mine, lifting Newstart, political donations reform and more.

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