“At the heart of my decision is the guarantee to progress a range of policies that are key to the Greens and key to creating a sustainable and progressive ACT,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“These include the major policy outcomes of:
· Progressing a light rail network for Canberra;
· Cleaning up Canberra’s lakes;
· Delivering the ACT’s 40% climate change target, with 90% renewables by 2020;
· Implementing the ‘Gonski’ education reforms and;
· Combating homelessness through “Common Ground” project in the ACT.
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Liberal Senator for the ACT, Gary Humphries, said today that “the Labor-Greens alliance in the ACT was overwhelmingly rejected by Canberrans in the recent elections, yet Katy Gallagher and her team has rewarded this failure by appointing the last Green standing and former activist, Mr Shane Rattenbury, as a member of her Cabinet”.
Today’s decision by the Australian Greens in the ACT to back Labor to form power, despite the Canberra Liberals receiving the highest number of votes and the strongest result in the Assembly’s history, shows once and for all that a vote for Labor is a vote for the radical Green agenda.
“Despite the ACT’s clear verdict, they will now have a ‘Green voice in Cabinet’ pushing for radical policies”, Senator Humphries said.