ACT election: Greens to push for policy ‘reset’ after Labor victory

The ACT leader minister Andrew Barr and the Vegetables chief Shane Rattenbury are set for talks this week on minority authorities, following Saturday’s election.

Hard work and the Vegetables are set to carry talks this week on forming some other minority authorities within the ACT, with the minor birthday celebration in search of a coverage “reset”.

With the counting of votes from Saturday’s election because of proceed smartly into subsequent week, Hard work seems to have received a minimum of 11 seats and the Vegetables 3, out of the 25-seat meeting within the nationwide capital.

The Liberals may dangle as few as 8 seats, with the Vegetables securing as many as six if complicated desire flows move the minor birthday celebration’s method.

Hard work will notch up 23 years in place of job by means of the tip of the approaching time period.

Barr, the second-longest serving political chief within the nation, informed supporters the 12 months 2020 had pressed town to the prohibit, with bushfires, a hailstorm and coronavirus.

“We’ve had an bizarre collection of demanding situations thrown at us, as a town and as a group, and we’ve were given thru it as a result of we’ve labored in combination,” he mentioned.

“We’ve were given thru it as a result of we’ve carried out modern values to our authorities selections and since we’ve carried out compassion and we haven’t left other people in the back of.”

Andrew Barr (left) kisses his partner Anthony Toms as he delivers his ACT election victory speech on Saturday evening.
Andrew Barr (left) kisses his spouse Anthony Toms as he delivers his ACT election victory speech on Saturday night time. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

Hard work’s number one vote was once soaring at simply over 38%, whilst the Liberals polled 33% and the Vegetables just below 14%.

It’s but to be made up our minds whether or not Liberal chief Alistair Coe will stand down.

The Vegetables won a swing of simply over three% whilst the Liberals copped a rather greater swing in opposition to them.

Vegetables chief Shane Rattenbury, who has been a cupboard minister within the minority authorities, mentioned Canberrans have voted for motion on local weather alternate, inequality and housing affordability.

“The ACT is the solution to the travesty we noticed in ultimate week’s federal finances, which was once a trickle-down finances, a gas-led long term and one that absolutely unnoticed the determined want for brand spanking new social housing on this nation,” he mentioned.

He mentioned he would have an “attention-grabbing dialog” with the manager minister this week, because the Vegetables sought to “reset” the preparations with Hard work.

“We’ve had some in point of fact transparent comments right through this election from individuals of the group who aren’t totally pleased with how issues were going,” he mentioned.

“There are issues we wish to reset on and we wish to replicate on … and we can take that comments with us into the meeting.”

Greens leader Shane Rattenbury.
Vegetables chief Shane Rattenbury. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

No postal votes had been counted on Saturday night time and the general choice of seats received’t occur for a minimum of a couple of days.

Retiring veteran Liberal Vicki Dunne mentioned 8 seats could be a “horrible” consequence for her birthday celebration.

“There should be some actual soul-searching as as to if the marketing campaign was once excellent sufficient,” she mentioned

Since ACT self-government started in 1989, the Liberals have by no means received majority authorities.

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