Final pitch: haven’t voted yet? Here’s what the leaders want you to know

Dominic Giannini 15 October 2020 1
Andrew Barr, Alistair Coe and Shane Rattenbury

Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe and Greens leader Shane Rattenbury are all making their last-minute pitches to voters ahead of Saturday’s election. Photo: Region Media.

Around 2,500 people can decide the outcome of the ACT election, according to Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe, while Chief Minister Andrew Barr says no seat or vote is being taken for granted.

Seats have, and will, come down to the wire – separated by only a few hundred votes for the coveted fifth seat in each electorate.

It is no wonder that the leaders of each major party in the Assembly, including the Greens who hold the balance of power, are out campaigning vigorously and non-stop ahead of Saturday’s election, missing no opportunity to take potshots at their opponents and differentiate themselves from coalition partners.

The Liberals are campaigning hard on their tax cuts and promising to make services in Canberra more efficient. Labor is falling back on its “experienced and progressive” record, hoping to entice voters with stability during COVID-19, while the Greens are keen to spruik their environmental policies and social reforms.

With an election outcome just around the corner, hear the leaders’ pitches and find out what they stand for.


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On Saturday, 17 October – election day – polls will be open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at 82 polling places across the ACT. You can find a full list of polling places at Elections ACT.


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One Response to Final pitch: haven’t voted yet? Here’s what the leaders want you to know
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ssek ssek 11:30 am 16 Oct 20

The best thing that could happen this election is for the greens to lose the balance of power. They have used it to do nothing but push through nonsense that has driven up the cost of living for everybody. Then there is rattenbury busy legislating childrens toys, which is tiresome.

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