From Andrew Barr MLA

“Since being elected as a member of the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2006, I have worked hard as a local member and also in my role as Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Urban Renewal and Minister for Tourism and Events.

Please have a look around the site and give my office a call if there is anything I can help you with.”

Andrew Barr

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Ridesharing to improve transport in CBR

The ACT is Australia's first jurisdiction to regulate ridesharing, and Canberra will be the first capital in the world to enable ridesharing to operate legally ahead of ridesharing businesses operating. As a result, Uber and other ridesharing businesses, will be able to legally enter the Canberra market from 30 October 2015.

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NightFest brings Floriade to life after dark

Australia’s biggest celebration of spring welcomes crowds after dark with Floriade NightFest 2015.

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Digital CBR

Canberra is a city full of early adopters of new technology, innovators and entrepreneurs.  As a government, we have built on Canberrans' embrace of change by focussing on agility and innovation in response to digital disruption.

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Canberra springs to life with Floriade 2015

Last Friday I officially launched Floriade 2015 – the nation’s biggest celebration of spring.

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