Recently, the Assembly announced that three green ministers will be joining the Legislative. The 25 seats Australian Capital Territory (ACT) assembly includes six Greens, along with ten Labors and nine Liberals.
Green Leader Shane Rattenbury will be attorney-general, the highest level position held by a Green. Furthermore, he will be joined by Rebecca Vassarroti as the Environment Minister and Emma Davidson as Assistant Minister for Families and Community Services.
“It gives me great confidence that the two groups are building a collaborative relationship for the next four years.”Rattenburry to ABC Australia
Additionally, Andrew Barr of the Labor will stay as the leader in a minority assembly. However, they have the support of the Greens, creating a majority together in the legislative. Both parties want to concentrate on combatting climate change.
Rattenbury mentions how “It gives [him] great confidence that the two groups are building a collaborative relationship for the next four years.” Both parties came to arrangement to work together and put forward progressive policies that will be beneficial for everyone.
“My entire political career has been based upon collaboration, compromise and working with other people to get an outcome.”Barr to ABC Australia
The coalition between the Labor and the Greens led Barr to promise green ministers in the assembly and to bring positive outcomes with this agreement. He mentions how “[his] entire political career has been based upon collaboration, compromise and working with other people to get an outcome.” It is exciting to see what the Labor-Green government will bring.