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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Health, Education and Transport priorities for renewed Ministry

Today I announced the new Ministry that will lead the ACT in 2016, reflecting the Government's key priorities of health, education, transport and municipal services.  The ACT Government is committed to supporting jobs and growth in the Territory and my team will continue to implement our progressive vision for Canberra.

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Direct international flights a game changer for confident CBR

Today's announcement by Singapore Airlines of direct flights to Canberra Airport is a game changer that will connect Canberra and our region to the world, boosting our international profile and our economy.

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My first year as Chief Minister

This week marks my one year anniversary as Chief Minister of the ACT. 

I have been particularly focussed on delivering health and education services in the Territory.  This has proved especially challenging in the face of massive cuts in federal government funding to these areas.

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Innovation statement to benefit CBR

The Federal Government's innovation agenda announced by the Prime Minister and Minister Pyne is a significant policy shift that will certainly have some benefits for Canberra. 

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