A deal has been struck between Labor and the Greens in the ACT which will see the minority government phase out gas by 2045, deliver more renewable energy and undertake gambling reform.
The October 17 election left the ACT with a hung parliament, comprising six Greens, 10 Labor and nine Liberal members out of 25 seats.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Greens leader Shane Rattenbury on Monday reached an agreement comprising 100 items.
Three Greens will be ministers in the new government with portfolios chosen by the chief minister.
Part of the agreement is a plan to achieve net zero emissions in the ACT through the roll out of renewable energy and batteries, making transport and energy use more efficient and the phasing out of household gas by 2045.
As well, the second phase of light rail will be built, extending the network to Woden, in southern Canberra.
On the social front, there will be more affordable housing and the number of pokies will be reduced by 3500 by mid-2025, with incentives provided to clubs that move to zero machines.
A staged rollout of $5 bet limits and $100 load-up limits by the end of 2022 will follow a thorough review and transitional plan.
Electoral reform will include a ban on foreign donations and real-time public disclosure of donations.
Australian Associated Press