Here are the answers to your questions, from local election candidates, which have come in over the weekend:
— John Hargreaves, Labor for Brindabella.
— Eleanor Bates, Labor for Molonglo.
Didn’t Stefaniac try to intriduce something similiar about six months ago?
Regardless, I think it’s about time we had parity with other states.
Most will know I’m not a hardcore fan of Laura Norder, but this (from Hargreaves’) sounds sensible and probably deserves wider prominence:
If re-elected a Labor Government will introduce legislation to amend the Crimes Act to modernise the offence of murder and bring it into line with equivalent provisions in other states and territories. Currently in the ACT murder can only be proven if it is shown that an accused intended to bring about death by their acts or knew that death would result. The Government will reform the offence so that persons who cause death while intending to inflict grievous bodily harm on their victim can be convicted of murder. Persons who engage in such conduct are currently liable to be convicted of manslaughter only. One effect of this reform will be to expose offenders who cause death in these circumstances to the higher maximum penalty that is available for murder.
Do you support or oppose the construction of stage 2 of light rail from Civic to Woden?