I offer my warm congratulations to Andrew Barr on his appointment as ACT Chief Minister today.
I have known Andrew for many years and he is decent, capable and intelligent.
Andrew has demonstrated he is a strong leader with a large and bright vision for this city. I am particularly impressed with his plan to diversify our economy and look forward to working with him.
I also pay tribute to former Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.
I believe her decision to contest pre-selection for the ACT Senate seat is the best possible outcome for Canberra, and I offer her my full support.