Still haven't decided where your vote's going this ACT election? This might help
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Still unsure where the political parties stand in the ACT election? We've got you covered.
The ACT election is days away — here's where the major parties stand on the big issues


It's crunch time — we're just four days out from the ACT election, when Canberrans will decide which party should govern for the next four years and who should lead as Chief Minister.

A big chunk of Canberrans (almost 50 per cent) have already voted, but for those of you who haven't had time, or are waiting for Saturday to vote, we've compiled a handbook of where the main parties stand on a selection of the headline issues.


The environment has understandably been a key policy area for ACT Labor, the Canberra Liberals and the ACT Greens, although each party has offered a different take on climate change.

Labor's first major election commitment centred around household renewables, with a promise to provide interest-free loans of between $2,000 and $15,000 to help cover the cost of installing solar panels, batteries and hot water pumps.

Their biggest pledge, however, is to build a city-wide network of big renewable batteries that would easily eclipse the efforts of other states.

Both Labor and the Liberals have agreed to a target of net zero emissions by 2045, but how we go about reaching that depends on which party you talk to.

For the Liberals it's all about trees — the party wants to plant one million of them in a decade, and give Canberrans a so-called green space guarantee, to ensure everyone has access to green space within a short walk from their home.

Unsurprisingly, the Greens' climate policies are detailed and ambitious.

They include a push to phase out the use of gas by 2040 (five years earlier than Labor), by committing $20 million to help existing homes and businesses make the switch from gas to electric.

The ACT is a frontrunner in this space, and is already powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, after achieving the Labor Government's target in 2019.


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