Rachel Stephen-Smith*, Candice Burch Angela Lount Elizabeth Kikkert* ACT Labor has retained power and secured its sixth parliamentary term with support from the Greens.

“We will sit down … with Shane and his team over the coming week to put together a new government for this city.

Jane Hiatt Labor formed a minority coalition government with the Greens after the 2016 election, with the Greens holding the balance of power; Labor 12 seats, Liberal 11 seats, Greens 2 seats. Only one person was not enamoured of them. ", https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/j2iwCiKfwhVWJky39Vsdpt/340315a8-6383-4900-ba64-2368aa56ed31.jpg/r0_499_6720_4296_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg, Canberra Liberals' conservatism 'crippling' and 'paralysing': Humphries, Meet Victoria's 2021 Australian of the Year nominees, Canberrans create children's book for whatever the weather, Class project grows into sustainable idea, 'It didn't work': Coe's leadership in doubt after heavy ACT election defeat, ACT Greens say election result was not just a vote for a Labor government. Brendan Whyte (Ind), Tom Fischer

The Liberals had 11 seats and need to pick up two to gain a majority. Maddy Northam "It's politics and I don't trust politicians," Junaid Kamal said outside the Westfield shopping centre in Woden. Greens member Shane Rattenbury remained in the cabinet for a second term.

The couple are expecting a baby in November. Rattesh Gumber 2020 election information in other languages: Or select a language below to translate each page on this site - note that this uses Google Translate, a free language translation service, and translation accuracy will vary across languages.

But it wasn’t enough to convince voters in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic that it was time for a change. And there was unhappiness about the health service. We've got heaps of parks and roads.

"We want smooth cycle tracks," Betty Hedge said. Andrew Demetrios The ACT has five electorates: Brindabella, Ginninderra, Kurrajong, Murrumbidgee and Yerrabi. The Liberal Party is defending three seats. Peta Anne Bryant

Cathy Day Fuxin Li (Ind), ACT Liberals candidate for Kurrajong, Robert Johnson, was alleged to have been the director of the ACT branch of the Association for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China, an organisation belonging to the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, which is an umbrella organisation connected to the Chinese Communist Party, according to a 9 October 2020 article from the Canberra Times, which claims that his appointment to the position was reported on the parent organisation's official website. To subscribe to the Electoral Commission's media release list, use the contact us form. Jacob Ingram Early voting polling places (indicated with a symbol) are open from 28 September 2020 until 16 October 2020, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturday to Thursdays, and between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm on Fridays.. Successful candidates are identified with an asterisk. [5], 137 candidates were formally declared for 2020 ACT Election on 24 September, with the total number of candidates down four from 2016's total. Five seats are up for election. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong. Woden taxi driver Paramdeep Singh said he talked to a lot of passengers in his cab so he's got his finger on the political pulse of the place. Peter Veenstra, Fiona Carrick (Ind)

"My passengers say they want more from the hospitals," he said.

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Andrew Barr* “There will have to be some soul-searching about whether the campaign was good enough. "The weekend bus service here is not good," he said. The Greens also held one seat in the electorates of Kurrajong which encompasses central Canberra, and Murrumbidgee which includes growth suburbs in Canberra’s west. The incumbent Labor Party led by Chief Minister Andrew Barr is attempting to win re-election for a sixth term in the 25-member unicameral ACT Legislative Assembly. Jackson Hillman “I look forward to being part of that journey and I look forward to do everything we can to hold this government to account.”.
Only 80,000 people were expected to attend one of Canberra’s 82 voting centres on election day. "They need to improve the bus service," she said.
James Milligan lost his seat but will be replaced by fellow Liberal Leanne Castley.

Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong. "I haven't seen anybody decent in Canberra since Jon Stanhope," he added, referring to the Labor chief minister from 2001 to 2011.

Results are not final. Both the Canberra Liberals and Labor have secured two seats with Greens candidate Andrew Braddock expected to pick up the final seat. The couple are expecting a baby in November.

Labor held three of the five seats in Yerrabi, which includes Gungahlin in Canberra’s north, and Ginninderra, which includes the Belconnen region. Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Rohan Byrnes Sarah Suine, Terry Baker And there was unhappiness about the health service. WHICH SEATS COULD THE LIBERALS HAVE PICKED UP? "Politicians will only look after themselves," Junaid Kamal in Woden said.

The 2020 election will in many ways be a rerun of past campaigns. Voting is open for three weeks, every day between 28 September 2020 and 17 October 2020. Fiona Mackie, on the waterfront in Belconnen, also thought the suggestion was politically motivated.

However, a cloud now hangs over the future of his leadership with Mr Coe acknowledging that it had been the “greatest honour” of his life. Canberrans will able to able to cast their vote at the ACT election from Monday. The Australian's website does not support your current browser version. Laura Nuttall. In Belconnen, on the other hand, Betty Hedge, leaning on her bike before doing Pilates, thought the Liberal suggestion was "probably to get in". Her only gripe was the cost of childcare at $130 a day. Mr Coe was also out with candidates across the ACT’s five electorates trying to win over undecided voters. “I thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity,” he said. Greens member Shane Rattenbury remained in the cabinet for a second term. She was generous towards another suburb: "Poor Tuggeranong. Chief Minister Andrew Barr, ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury and Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe have all been re-elected. The 2020 Australian Capital Territory general election was held between 28 September and 17 October 2020 to elect all 25 members of the unicameral ACT Legislative Assembly. Sok Kheng Ngep A full list of the candidates is available via the Elections ACT website.. Canberra Weekly has not edited or fact checked the below statements from candidates, except to cut down responses to the requested 200 words. She reports on politics, development, urban and social issues in Adelaide's CBD. Five seats are up for election. Copyright Nationwide News Pty Ltd. All times AEST (GMT +10:00). Helen Cross (Ind) "The weekend bus service here is not good," he said. Labor has secured two seats in the central Canberra seat with one seat each going to the ACT Greens and the Liberals. But has the coronavirus pandemic defined the race to form the next ACT government, as we all thought it would?

She usually voted Green but she thought the tram extension might not be money well spent compared to improving the bus services. Brendan Long news, act-politics, act election, 2020 act election, canberra liberals, act labor, prepoll canberra, elections act The leaders of Canberra's major parties are expecting the ACT election result to be close, with fewer than 170,000 votes still in play as the campaign enters its final week. The Canberra Liberals previously held three of the five seats but MLA Andrew Wall lost his seat, which is expected to be picked up by either Labor or the Greens.

Shane Rattenbury* You can, find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out here. Giulia Jones* Mr Rattenbury said the Chief Minister had congratulated them on their strong result. "They need to improve the bus service," she said.

The 2020 ACT election has been fought amid a once-in-a-century global crisis. Labor stood by its plan to head the extension southward, and it has ignited Canberra's north versus south debate again. The ACT Liberal Party, headed by Alistair Coe, was seeking government for the first time in 19 years, but conceded. Dan Jervis-Bardy, Daniella White. Politics has, largely, … People who had moved to Australia were noticeable in their praise for their adopted country. Well, friend, they’ve done it again.”. "We are pretty happy. The Labor victory under a coalition with the ACT Greens makes the party one of the longest-serving governments across Australia at 23 years.

"They all use election ploys," said another shopper standing nearby. This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising. The incumbent Labor Party led by Chief Minister Andrew Barr is attempting to win re-election for a sixth term in the 25-member unicameral ACT Legislative Assembly. Michael Pettersson* Brendan Forde Alistair Coe*

These same polling places, along with the polling places listed below, will be open … RELATED: Labor-Greens deal unique to territory. "We are pretty happy. Retiring Liberal Vicki Dunne said there were “flashes in the campaign” where she saw the potential that Mr Coe has as a leader. "It's politics and I don't trust politicians," Junaid Kamal said outside the Westfield shopping centre in Woden. Labor requires 13 seats to govern with a majority. Suzanne Orr* “I wish the Canberra Liberals all the very best over the years ahead. We've got everything we need.

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ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury told ABC that coronavirus was favouring the incumbents.

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