The Greens energetic senate candidate, Lin Hatfield Dodds, is today banging the drum for an end to Commonwealth powers to override Territory laws:
“The ACT has come of age. It has elected stable governments and its parliament should be able to make laws in the same way as the States.
“Senator Gary Humphries has had eight years to introduce legislation of this kind. He has never even tried.
“The Greens have tried to introduce this legislation in the past, and today, we are asking for Senator Humphries’ support.
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“A mature, independent Canberra needs multi-partisan support. The Greens are committed to making this happen.”
On the other hand… do we really have that much faith in the Legislative Assembly?