|The ACT Greens|
|Headquarters||85 Northbourne Avenue, TURNER ACT 2612|
|International affiliation||Global Greens
Asia-Pacific Green Network
|Politics of Australia
As of the 2008 election, the ACT Greens hold the balance of power in the 17-member Legislative Assembly, with four members, to Labor's seven and the Liberals with six. After almost two weeks of deliberations with both the Labor and Liberal parties, the Greens chose to support a Labor minority government.
The Greens and the ALP signed a 'Parliamentary Agreement' to formalize the arrangement. Under the agreement, the Greens secured a range of policy outcomes in the areas of schools and education, health service provision, housing, public transport and gay rights. It also ensures that the Greens will Chair three of the Assembly's key committees. In exchange, the Greens agreed to maintain confidence in Chief Minister Jon Stanhope. The Greens also secured Government support for the nomination of Shane Rattenbury as Speaker of the Assembly.
The Greens have required the Government to report on progress against the measures outlined in the agreement on an annual basis. The first joint communiqué on the progress of the agreement was issued in July 2008. The next communiqué will be issued in July 2010.
|ACT Legislative Assembly|
|Federal||House of Representatives||Senate|
Current Legislative Assembly member
- Shane Rattenbury (2008-current)
Previous Legislative Assembly members
- Lucy Horodny (1995-1998)
- Kerrie Tucker (1995-2004)
- Deb Foskey (2004-2008)
- Amanda Bresnan (2008-2012)
- Meredith Hunter (2008-2012)
- Caroline Le Couteur (2008-2012)
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- "Greens take extra seat in ACT election: ABC News 25/10/2008". Abc.net.au. Archived from the original on 2 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
- "Labor to form minority government in ACT: The Age 31/10/2008". News.theage.com.au. 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
- Stockman, David (2008-11-01). "Greens' nod sees Stanhope keep job: Canberra Times 1/11/2008". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 2011-02-01.[dead link]
- Labor-Greens parliamentary agreement PDF Archived February 25, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Parliamentary Agreement for the Seventh Legislative Assembly for the ACT (2008)[dead link]
- ABC News (2008) Rattenbury Elected Assembly Speaker. November 5th, 2009
- ACT Government Joint Communiqué on the ACT Parliamentary Agreement (2008)[dead link]
- © AAP (2008-10-27). "Greens' Hunter to have 'leadership role': Canberra Times 27/10/2008". Canberratimes.com.au. Retrieved 2011-02-01.[dead link]
- ACT Greens (2009) Meredith Hunter. Accessed September 26th, 2009 Archived October 13, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "Bourke dumped for Rattenbury". ABC News. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2014.