ACT Greens: Simple ‘law and order’ approach won’t go far enough to curb revenge porn

The ACT Greens today welcomed a commitment from Mr Hanson to address revenge porn in the Territory. 

“This is a complex issue that requires input from a range of stakeholders, including leading experts and relevant community groups,” said ACT Greens MLA and Member for Murrumbidgee Caroline Le Couteur.

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Bring Them Here: ACT Greens call for Gay and Queer refugees to be welcomed to Canberra

In marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT Day), today I’m calling for the government to resettle LGBTQI refugees in the nation’s ‘rainbow capital’.

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ACT Greens deliver more affordable housing, improved environmental sustainability and better governance for all Canberrans: LDA split bill

The Greens will put forth amendments to the bill today and offer our support to a range of important community-first amendments, delivering better outcomes for Canberra and its ongoing planning and development. This includes the Greens’ amendments that will see both the City Renewal Authority (CRA) and Suburban Land Agency (SLA) required to realise affordable, public and community housing targets, improve environmentally sustainable practice, and deliver better governance in line with our community expectations and election commitments.

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Addressing housing affordability requires a multifaceted, multilayered approach

Housing affordability is one of the biggest economic and social issues that Australia faces.  It is also an issue that the Greens have been fighting to address for a long time.

Addressing housing affordability requires a multifaceted, multilayered approach. There is no simple solution to this complex problem. 

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ACT Greens welcome problem gambling fund increase and push for people before pokies

The ACT Greens welcome the increase to the Problem Gambling Assistance Fund (PGAF) levy from 0.6% to 0.75% as part of the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill tabled today, while calling for further harm reduction measures to put the Canberra community ahead of poker machine revenue.

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Greens call on Government to consult community on new land agencies and combat cowboy culture

The ACT Greens welcome legislation tabled today to restructure the troubled Land Development Agency (LDA) into two separate agencies that will concentrate on suburban development and on city urban renewal.

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ACT Greens call for tax on vacant properties

The ACT Greens are today calling for an extension of the current land tax system by also taxing vacant investment properties, in the same way as rental properties.

“I believe we need to take clear steps to address the housing affordability crisis. For too long the taxation system has benefitted investors over home owners, contributing to housing stress for many Canberrans—my motion today seeks to address this,” said Caroline Le Couteur MLA, ACT Greens Member for Murrumbidgee.

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ACT Greens call for religious institutions and instructors to be included in Reportable Conduct Scheme

The ACT Greens today call for more robust measures to protect Canberra’s most vulnerable people from sexual and other forms of abuse.

“The Reportable Conduct Scheme seeks to protect those most vulnerable in our communities, particularly children, from institutionalised abuse,” Ms Le Couteur said. “Yet it appears that not all religious instructors are covered by the Scheme in all instances, potentially placing vulnerable members of our community at risk.”

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ACT Greens welcome release of draft Territory Plan Variations for Woden and Mawson

In welcoming the establishment of a new City Renewal Authority and Suburban Land Agency, the ACT Greens today reaffirmed the importance of dedicated authorities delivering good governance and best practice planning and development outcomes for the Territory. 

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ACT Greens welcome release of draft Territory Plan Variations for Woden and Mawson

The ACT Greens today welcomed the release of the draft Territory Plan Variations for the Woden and Mawson Master Plans.

“Woden Town Centre is in desperate need of renewal, and it is positive to see extensive plans now underway,” ACT Greens Member for Murrumbidgee Caroline Le Couteur said.

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