ACT Labor leader Andrew Barr and Parliamentary leader of the ACT Greens Shane Rattenbury have reaffirmed their commitment to the 2012 Labor-Greens Parliamentary Agreement, following the resignation of Katy Gallagher as Chief Minister, and the nomination of Minister Barr as the new Chief Minister.
Mr Rattenbury will vote to formally appoint Minister Barr as the ACT Chief Minister in the Legislative Assembly later this morning.
Mr Barr and Mr Rattenbury yesterday exchanged letters to reaffirm the endorsement of the Parliamentary Agreement for the 8th Assembly and ensure continued progress towards the remaining items.
The Parliamentary Agreement is a shared agenda to be implemented over the four-year term of the Government covering all portfolio areas. The Agreement was made in 2012 to formalise the relationship between the ACT Greens and ACT Labor to form Government until the next election in October 2016, when the Agreement expires.