Updated: Mar 30

Andrew Barr has lived in Canberra for more than forty years and attended Holt Preschool, Turner Primary, Lyneham High and Lake Ginninderra College before studying a Bachelor of Arts (Policy Studies) at the Australian National University majoring in economics and political science.

He was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2006 and has served in a number of Ministerial portfolios including planning, education, housing, community services and sport. He is Australia’s longest-serving Tourism Minister and is also the ACT Treasurer and Minister for Economic Development.

Andrew is passionate about supporting Canberra’s diverse community. Through a range of innovative policies, he has helped shape Canberra to become Australia’s most inclusive city and the most LGBTIQ-friendly city in the country.

We caught up with the ACT Chief Minister for this weeks #MCM

What's your nickname? AB. AB

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

AB. Do not shake (excessively)

If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go? AB. New York City

If you were a woman for a day, what's one thing you would you do? AB. Nothing different

If you got stuck in an elevator and were forced to listen to only one song, what would it be? AB. The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want

What weird food combination do you enjoy? AB. Avocado and Vegemite

If you had visitors, what Canberra attraction would you say can't be missed? AB. The National Gallery of Australia

Where do you go for your favourite meal in Canberra? AB. XO

What is one thing that irritates you about Canberra? AB. Not having a beach

What's your favourite getaway within the surrounding region? AB. Jervis Bay

What's the last event you attended in Canberra? AB. Blanc de Blanc at the Spiegeltent

Beach or Snow? Beach

Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl

Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate

Netflix or Kindle? Netflix

Burger or Pizza? Burger

Sweet or Savoury? Savory

Pushups or Pullups? Pushups

If you could jump into a pool full of something what would it be? AB. Given the previous beach related answers.. crystal blue beach water!