Greens launch plan to support Canberra's artists

ACT Greens Arts spokesperson Indra Esguerra today released the Greens $19 million plan to support Canberra's artists and creative industries.

"Artists and creative industries not only enrich our community and our lives, they also contribute to our economy and local employment - yet many artists struggle to make a living making and performing their art," Ms Esguerra said.

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Improving Justice in the ACT

The ACT Greens are announcing a $11.2 million commitment to tackle the drivers of crime, featuring a specialised Alcohol and Other Drug Court, to keep people in our community safe and reduce the number of people in prison.  

“The evidence is clear that our current approach to illicit drug use has failed people with addictions, and our community. If we want safer communities, it is time for new thinking in Australia and the ACT,” said Mr Rattenbury.

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ACT Greens will invest in Canberra’s cultural diversity

The ACT Greens have announced their plan to invest in Canberra’s multicultural communities and ensure that all Canberrans have equal rights and opportunities.

“The ACT is a wonderfully diverse community, made up of people from many different backgrounds and cultures - and our community is richer for it,” said Indra Esguerra, ACT Greens spokesperson on multiculturalism.

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Homelessness has no place in Canberra

The Greens have announced a comprehensiveplan to tackle homelessness in Canberra. The centrepiece of this package is a $20 million commitment to build MyHome Canberra for people with chronic mental health issues.

“As we open Anti-Poverty Week, too many people are sleeping rough, or on someone’s couch, which shouldn’t be happening in Canberra,” said ACT Greens housing spokesperson Veronica Wensing. 

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Greens commit to level playing field for sport

The ACT Greens will put the community first by investing in sporting facilities, grassroots sporting events and sports promotion to keep Canberrans healthy and active.

“Sport encourages people to lead active and healthy lives as well as fostering a sense of community,” said ACT Greens spokesperson for recreation and sports, Shane Rattenbury.

“The Greens want to ensure that every Canberran can participate in community sports. That’s why we will provide $30,000 per annum in sporting fee and costs subsidies for low-income families.

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Canberra Liberals must not abandon ACT's clean energy target

The ACT Greens are calling on the Canberra Liberals to come clean about their plans for the ACT's 100% clean energy target, in light of Malcolm Turnbull's latest attack on renewables.

"The Canberra Liberals must either stand up to their Prime Minister's attacks on clean energy or come clean about their plans for the ACT's 100% target," said ACT Greens energy spokesperson Michael Mazengarb.

"The Canberra Liberals have done nothing to challenge PM Turnbull's statements, but they expect Canberrans to believe they won't tear down the ACT's targets. We won't be taken for fools.

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Housing developments for people, not profits

The ACT Greens have announced a landmark plan to put people, not developers, at the centre of housing.

“This plan is about putting the community first and making sure housing is affordable for people, not just profitable for developers,” said ACT Greens planning spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur.

“The Greens want to see new models of affordable housing that allow people to be involved in the shaping of their community and their developments. That’s why we want new models that disrupt the status quo – starting by bringing the Nightingale Housing Model to Canberra.

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Greens slam Canberra Liberals' health lies

The ACT Greens have slammed the Canberra Liberals’ secret health plans after Jeremy Hanson was forced to come clean about their plan to shut down the Tuggeranong and Gungahlin walk in centres today.

“The Canberra Liberals have spent the last year lying to the Canberra community about light rail costs, and twisting the truth on health care and hospitals, but now we can see their real plans,” said ACT Greens health spokesperson Indra Esguerra.

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Canberra Liberals must act after lifeline takes plebiscite related calls

Veronica Wensing, ACT Greens spokesperson for marriage equality, has condemned the Liberal Government'sa ppalling plebiscite legislation and called on the Canberra Liberals again to stand up to their Federal counterparts and to match the ACT Greens' funding commitment to LGBTI services

"This is devastating. Peoples' lives are being put needlessly at risk and the Canberra Liberals either don't care or support the dangerous plebiscite proposal that is hurting so many people and their families. 

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Funding for the Heart Foundation’s “Active Living” Program

The ACT Greens have committed $200K per year to continue funding for the ACT Heart Foundation’s very successful Active Living Program.

The program is at risk of ending because the ACT Government has not renewed its funding after this financial year.

“It would be a terrible outcome to lose the Heart Foundation’s Active Living program,” said Shane Rattenbury, ACT Greens spokesperson for transport.  

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