ACT Greens push for additional ministers in new coalition government with Labor

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The ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury says future discussions with Labor are about "getting the right outcome", and that the party is not "in this at any price".
The ACT Greens say they are prepared to enter a coalition government with Labor, but they want extra spots in the Ministry to make up for their loss of independence.

Key points: The ACT Greens will ask re-elected Chief Minister Andrew Barr for more places in Cabinet

The ACT Greens will ask re-elected Chief Minister Andrew Barr for more places in Cabinet At a meeting last night, Greens members raised housing and planning alongside climate change as policy priorities

At a meeting last night, Greens members raised housing and planning alongside climate change as policy priorities With Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay's future still in doubt, both parties say it is too early to make claims for certain portfolios

Greens leader Shane Rattenbury was already a cabinet member in the previous government, holding the climate change, justice, corrections, mental health and road safety portfolios.

But the Greens still technically sat on the crossbench, and very occasionally did not vote with the Government, or even voted against it.

Mr Rattenbury said regardless of whether they formalised the power-sharing agreement between the parties, Greens members wanted the party to push for more portfolios.

"They have given us a mandate to participate in Cabinet, and they do expect to see more than one Greens minister in Cabinet," Mr Rattenbury said.

"[But] it is about getting the right outcome, it is not a foregone conclusion. We are not in…
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