ACT Greens and ACT Labor call on Feds to lift voluntary assisted dying restrictions

In welcoming news that Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying bill has passed the Upper House, the ACT Greens and ACT Labor today again called on the Federal Government to lift restrictions barring the ACT from determining its own legislation—restrictions that deny the rights and wishes of terminally ill Canberrans to end their lives on their own terms. 

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Nash out, national heritage in: ACT Greens urge Federal Government to consider East, West block sales

The ACT Greens today called on the Federal Government to reconsider its proposed sale of the East and West blocks, noting that the relevant Federal Minister has since been deemed ineligible to be elected.

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Government answers Greens’ call for inclusion of religious organisations in Reportable Conduct Scheme

The ACT Greens today welcome news that the ACT Government will expand and strengthen its Reportable Conduct Scheme to include religious and other organisations, answering the Greens’ calls in March this year for a more robust scheme. 

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Territorians deserve the right to choose: ACT Greens welcome Victorian moves on voluntary assisted dying

In welcoming news that Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying bill has passed the Lower House, the ACT Greens today again called on the Federal Government to lift restrictions barring the ACT from determining its own legislation—restrictions that deny the rights and wishes of terminally ill Canberrans to end their lives on their own terms. 

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ACT Greens call on Government to commit to participatory budgeting pilot

Today the ACT Greens will put forward a motion in the Assembly calling on the ACT Government to step up its commitment to community engagement and commit to a participatory budgeting pilot for the 2018/2019 Budget.

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Government heeds Greens’ call for tax on vacant properties

The ACT Greens today welcomed the ACT Government’s decision to heed the Greens’ call and charge land tax on vacant properties—a welcome step in addressing the Territory’s housing unaffordability crisis.

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Protecting intimate privacy: not just sex

Following an extensive consultation process, Greens MLA Ms Le Couteur today tabled a refined and updated Intimate Images Bill to reflect the experiences and insights of key stakeholders, organisations and academics.

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ACT Greens call for demonstration housing precincts in Canberra to showcase sustainability and affordability

Greens MLA and planning spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur will today put forward a motion in the Assembly to deliver a community-led vision for ‘showcase’ housing precincts that integrate world-class environmental performance, design and construction quality into future housing options within 3 years.

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Non-consensual sharing of sexual or intimate images unacceptable: Discussion paper released

Today ACT Greens spokesperson for women Caroline Le Couteur MLA has announced the release of a discussion paper and exposure draft legislation to address privacy and technology-facilitated abuse in the ACT. In calling for extensive community consultation, Ms Le Couteur emphasised the importance of community voices and experience in addressing both technology-faciliated sexual abuse and the non-consensual sharing of intimate or private sexual images. 

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ACT Greens call on for urgent action following reports of women and children sleeping in cars

The ACT Greens have today called on the government to urgently investigate reports that crisis accommodation services are unable to meet demand—including reports of women and children sleeping in cars.

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