A Statement from ACT Greens

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.

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Workplace harassment policy: a safe party for everyone

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.

 

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Cycling safety: ACT Greens call to step up ‘safe passing’ awareness

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.

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Netherlands Embassy receives Actsmart accreditation

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.

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Canberrans urged to be wary of tax time scams

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Canberrans are being reminded to stay cyber safe when doing transactions online and to be alert to fake tax refunds.

Minister for Consumer Affairs Shane Rattenbury said online scammers often increase their activity around tax time, sometimes impersonating federal agencies like the Australian Tax Office to glean personal information.

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Beating the back to school blues

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

As the second half of the school year kicks off, ACT Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury is encouraging students and young people to look after their mental health, with a reminder of the services available to them in Canberra.

“Tomorrow is Lifeline’s Stress Down Day, and it couldn’t come at a better time as students head back to school for the exams-end of the year,” Minister Rattenbury said.

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First patients arrive at Canberra’s newest hospital

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) has started treating its first patients, as services spread across the Territory move into Canberra’s new dedicated hospital for rehabilitation and recovery.

Minister for Mental Health and Acting Minister for Health and Wellbeing Shane Rattenbury said this is a landmark day for patients who are being admitted to the new hospital for dedicated rehabilitation and mental health care

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Energy efficiency delivering big savings for Canberrans

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

An independent review has found the ACT Government’s Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme is making a big dent in Canberra’s energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

“Canberrans have saved a total of $240 million, including $15 million saved off the energy bills of low income households,” said ACT Climate Change and Sustainability Minister Shane Rattenbury.

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Fresh community garden grants now open

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Individuals, community groups and owners corporations are invited to apply for a share of $40,000 in funding available under the 2018 Community Garden grants program, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.

“Community gardens have been hugely successful across Canberra and tell a great story about our increasingly sustainable city. When we work together, sharing resources and responsibility, we all share the rewards,” Minister Rattenbury said.

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More than $1.2 million for healthy outcomes for Canberrans

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Four community organisations will benefit from more than $1.2 million in new funding from the latest Healthy Canberra Grants funding opportunity.

Acting Minister for Health and Wellbeing Shane Rattenbury said the grants were a vital part of the ACT Government’s work to combat rates of overweight and obesity, reduce alcohol and tobacco related harm and promote healthy active ageing across the community.

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