Keeping rates fair while we reform the tax system

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.

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Auditor-General’s report on rural land buy highlights need for ACT Integrity Commission

Auditor General Maxine Cooper’s report on Assembly of Rural Land West of Canberra exposes serious failures of integrity by the now disbanded Land Development Agency, highlighting the need for the Integrity Commission secured by the ACT Greens in the current Parliamentary Agreement.

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On Elder Abuse Day, get to know your rights

On World Elder Abuse Day, the ACT Greens have called for a renewed focus on seniors rights.

As part of last weeks’ ACT Budget, the Greens welcomed a Seniors Rights Service as part of the ACT Legal Aid Commission to provide targeted legal services to older Canberrans who are experiencing, or are vulnerable to, elder abuse.

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A Budget for fairness and sustainability

The ACT Greens today welcomed the ACT Budget’s commitments towards fairness and sustainability.

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More housing for more Canberrans in need: ACT Greens call for more housing stocks at Common Ground Gungahlin

As demand for crisis and affordable housing grows in Canberra, the ACT Greens today called for an additional building at the Common Ground housing site in Gungahlin.

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Residential Tenancies Act reforms long overdue

The ACT Greens today urged the Government to deliver on a range of Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) reforms that have yet to be enacted, some two years on since recommendations were first made.

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Check the label and choose real free range eggs

Despite a disappointing new national standard on egg labelling commencing this week, Canberrans can still choose ‘genuine’ free range eggs and support best-practice animal welfare standards, said ACT Greens Spokesperson for Animal Welfare Caroline Le Couteur.

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Major investments needed to improve social, public housing stocks

The ACT Greens will today put forward a motion in the Assembly calling on the government to stop reducing public housing in Canberra and to at least maintain current proportion of social housing. As well the Greens call on the government to increase supplies of affordable rental housing in the Territory.

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Ticket to ride: Greens call for pets on public transport

The ACT Greens today reaffirmed calls for a trial to allow pets to travel on ACTION buses, in step with community views and consistent with other transport regulations.

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Smaller housing and improved planning for a growing Territory

The ACT Greens have today called for a major review of development rules for Canberra’s residential areas to ensure future housing is diverse as well as socially and environmentally sustainable.

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