The ACT Greens have applauded their federal party leader’s moves to ensure the ACT Legislative Assembly has true legislative independence.
Bob Brown is set to move a Bill today which would take the power to disallow laws passed by the Assembly away from the Federal Government executive.
Greens MLA Deb Foskey has called on Senators Humphries and Lundy to show their commitment to democracy in the ACT through supporting this Bill.
â€œThe Federal Government is clearly interested in power rather than democracy. That is why I expect it will not support Senator Brownâ€™s Bill. People who value democracy should keep their eye on the ACTâ€™s Senator Humphries,â€ she said.
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It will certainly be interesting to see the arguments put against this Bill.