Following news that ACT Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur will not contest the 2020 ACT Election, I acknowledge her contribution to the ACT Government during both of her terms in the Legislative Assembly and wish her well in her parliamentary retirement.
Ms Le Couteur has been a strong advocate for her electorates of Molonglo and now Murrumbidgee, and has supported a number of key reforms during her time in the Assembly.
This includes her continued support for the Government tax reform agenda and efforts to reduce stamp duty, and more recently her backing of the Government's efforts to introduce a fairer Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme for the ACT. Without her support, these reforms would not have been implemented.
While her self-described "hippy from Nimbin" attitude has provided the Assembly with plenty of memorable moments, Ms Le Couteur has supported the progressive political outlook of the majority of Canberrans throughout her time in the Assembly.
I look forward to working with her on implementing the final items detailed in the Parliamentary Agreement between the ACT Greens and ACT Labor in the months ahead.
On behalf of the ACT Labor team, I wish Ms Le Couteur and her family all the very best.
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