ACT Labor-Greens governing agreement prioritises public housing, action on climate change, transport

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Adopting an "ambitious" target to phase out new petrol cars in Canberra and pledging to build 400 new public housing dwellings are among the goals of a new ACT Labor-Greens governing agreement.
The Greens will have three ministers in the next ACT Government, under a parliamentary agreement that aims to speed up the phasing-out of petrol vehicles and expand the number of social housing properties.

Key points: The new ACT Government ministry will be made up of six Labor MLAs and three Greens MLAs

The new ACT Government ministry will be made up of six Labor MLAs and three Greens MLAs A governing agreement between the parties sets out "ambitious" climate change goals, including phasing out petrol cars

A governing agreement between the parties sets out "ambitious" climate change goals, including phasing out petrol cars Promises in social housing, light rail and planning are also been set out under the new agreement

The parties announced their new governing agreement for the next four years today, committing ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr to appointing three Greens to his nine-member ministry.

The agreement outlines a renewed focus on climate change, planning, housing and transport for the next four years.

Mr Barr said he looked forward to governing jointly with the Greens, who won a record six seats at the election on October 17.

"My entire political career has been based upon collaboration, compromise and working with other people to get an outcome," Mr Barr said.

ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury said he was glad to have a closer relationship with Labor for the next term.

"It gives me great confidence that the two groups are building a collaborative…
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