Statement: Retirement of Caroline Le Couteur MLA

Released 05/08/2019

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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