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!