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In the Australian Capital Territory, (ACT), Labor to share power with The Greens

Labor-Greens power-sharing deal set to be revealed on Monday, Canberra Times, Dan Jervis-Bardy, 30 Oct 20, Labor and the Greens are poised to unveil their power-sharing agreement for the next four years of government, following high-level talks between the two parties.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Greens leader Shane Rattenbury are aiming to finalise the new parliamentary agreement on Monday, ahead of a ceremonial sitting of the new ACT Legislative Assembly the following day.

Mr Barr will be reconfirmed as chief minister during Tuesday’s formalities, which will also see the eight newly-elected members sworn in and a new speaker elected.

Mr Barr and Mr Rattenbury, along with senior staff, have been locked in private talks throughout the week on the parliamentary agreement, thrashing out a list of shared priorities for the two parties and the terms under which the Greens will guarantee Labor’s hold on power………..

October 30, 2020 - Posted by | ACT, politics

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