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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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$40,000 to support local community gardens

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Nine projects will share in $40,000 in funding under round four of the community garden grants program, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.

“Community gardens play an increasingly important role in bringing people together and enabling people to grow their own healthy food,” Mr Rattenbury said. “The gardens also improve our resilience to climate change.

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Zed's in trouble: Canberra voters reject hard right politics, look for alternatives

Penny Kyburz, Greens Lead Senate Candidate for the ACT

Tim Hollo, Greens Candidate for Canberra

The ACT Greens have released the first ever poll of the new federal seat of Canberra.

In this snap Senate voting intention poll of 808 Canberra voters taken on Monday night, the Greens are ahead of the Liberal Party - and in first place among voters 18-34 years of age. This is a great start to the Greens' campaign to replace Liberal Senator Zed Seselja and to win the new House seat of Canberra.

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$60,000 to boost suicide prevention services

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The ACT Government has awarded almost $60,000 in grants to support suicide prevention and awareness projects, Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury announced today.

Through the Let’s Talk Funding Grants, the Government is supporting the Territory’s mental health sector by helping community organisations to deliver better services to Canberrans we need to reach the most.

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ACT Greens: Keeping rates fair while we reform the tax system

Caroline Le Couteur, MLA

The ACT Greens are seeking the community’s feedback on a proposal to reform the rates system—namely, changing how rates are assessed, from land value to property market values.

The ACT Greens support the tax reform move from stamp duty to rates, but we need to keep the rates system fair while tax reform continues over the next 10 to 20 years. 

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Seven projects share in $167,000 to reduce emissions

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Motivating renters to improve energy-efficiency, solar trees and supporting Canberrans with mental illness to live more sustainably are among the seven projects that have received a share of $167,000 in the second round of the ACT Government’s Community Zero Emissions Grants program, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.

“I am delighted to see such a diverse range of community organisations being awarded funding for programs that will contribute to Canberra’s transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions,” Mr Rattenbury said.

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