ACT Greens

Type: Organization
Name: ACT Greens
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Greens propose health-focused approach to drug regulation

ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury, today called on the Legislative Assembly and the Government to investigate a new approach to the regulation of synthetic psychoactive substances.Mr Rattenbury said that the model recently adopted in New Zealand is based ... [Published Australian Greens - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Japan confirms no whaling in Antarctica in 2014-15

ACT Greens MLA, Shane Rattenbury, has welcomed reports from Japan that the Japanese Government has announced it will not be whaling in Antarctica in 2014/15.The announcement follows the International Court of Justice ruling earlier this week that Japan’s ... [Published Australian Greens - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Chris Bourke backs Greens on bigotry

With ACT Labor taking a watching brief on the proposed George Brandis changes to racial vilification laws, backbencher Chris Bourke said he was appalled that the green light has been switched on to bigotry.''I can't imagine anybody who has been subjected ... [Published Canberra Times - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 2 reports

Greens propose ACT law to bypass federal racial vilification changes (ABC)

The ACT Greens want to amend the Territory's Discrimination Act to circumvent changes by Federal Attorney-General George Brandis to racial vilification laws.Senator Brandis has been accused of attempting to make the national legislation too weak on racial ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 2 reports

Koppers' toxic legacy may be scrutinised by Auditor-General

Revealed: Timber treatment plant's toxic legacy The public watchdog will consider scrutinising ACT authorities over failures surrounding the pollution of groundwater in Hume, as pressure mounts on the government for answers and legislative change.ACT ... [Published Melbourne Age - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

ACT Greens welcome move away from call-in powers

ACT Greens Member for Molonglo, Shane Rattenbury, has welcomed the introduction of a bill that will provide an alternate option to the use of call-in powers for fast-tracking major development projects in the ACT.“This bill will allow significant development ... [Published Australian Greens - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

ACT stands between Liberal clean sweep

Voters seeking a change of government in elections in South Australia and Tasmania may also change the political landscape for ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.If the opinion polls, betting markets and political commentators are correct, Ms Gallagher's ... [Published Melbourne Age - Mar 14 2014]

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''The word offensive does not come close to describing how it felt,'' he said. "The level of harm which is done by racial abuse can affect people beyond that which might come from a physical blow - the mental harm, the psychological impact, these are wounds that people carry for a long time … This goes to someone's identity. It's about who you are, your view of your worth and it's done deliberately by someone who thinks that their race is superior and they're using it to put you down and to encourage others to do the same."
"We've got to go through the federal process first and make sure what is achieved there is workable."

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Greens propose health-focused approach to drug ... [Published Australian Greens - Apr 10 2014]
Japan confirms no whaling in Antarctica in 2014-15 [Published Australian Greens - Apr 03 2014]
Chris Bourke backs Greens on bigotry [Published Canberra Times - Mar 28 2014]
Greens propose ACT law to bypass federal racial... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Mar 28 2014]
ACT proposal to bypass Federal racial vilificat... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Mar 27 2014]
ACT bid to bypass Brandis race laws [Published Melbourne Age - Mar 27 2014]
Koppers' toxic legacy may be scrutinised by Aud... [Published Melbourne Age - Mar 25 2014]
Greens to push for law reform to prevent Kopper... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Mar 25 2014]
ACT Greens welcome move away from call-in powers [Published Australian Greens - Mar 20 2014]
ACT stands between Liberal clean sweep [Published Melbourne Age - Mar 14 2014]
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