• David Maxwell and Stephen Harding

    David Maxwell and Stephen Harding

  • Karen Dahl

    Karen Dahl

  • Chief Minister Andrew Barr's address on The State of the Territory

    Chief Minister Andrew Barr's address on The State of the Territory

  • Anton Pemmer and Matt Heffernan

    Anton Pemmer and Matt Heffernan

  • Karen Dempster and Brad Watts

    Karen Dempster and Brad Watts

  • Laura Hartley and Stephen Hardy

    Laura Hartley and Stephen Hardy

  • Ivan Slavich and Glen Hassett

    Ivan Slavich and Glen Hassett

  • Scott Alexander, Theo Psychogios and Gary Rake

    Scott Alexander, Theo Psychogios and Gary Rake

  • Vesna Strika and Helen Leayr

    Vesna Strika and Helen Leayr

  • Craig Sloan and Chief Minister Andrew Barr

    Craig Sloan and Chief Minister Andrew Barr

  • James Willson and Ian Hill

    James Willson and Ian Hill

  • Chief Minister Andrew Barr and CBC Chairman Glenn Keyes

    Chief Minister Andrew Barr and CBC Chairman Glenn Keyes

  • Michael Frater and Steve Lewis

    Michael Frater and Steve Lewis

  • Kate Carnell and Marietta Rudolph

    Kate Carnell and Marietta Rudolph

  • Satish Chand and Michael O'Donnell

    Satish Chand and Michael O'Donnell

  • Mattheffernan, Carrie-Ann Leeson, Chris Lejsek, Matthew Smee and Paula Sanchez

    Mattheffernan, Carrie-Ann Leeson, Chris Lejsek, Matthew Smee and Paula Sanchez

  • Andrew Simon and Harry Telfer

    Andrew Simon and Harry Telfer

  • Jane Easthope and Helen Leayr

    Jane Easthope and Helen Leayr

Chief Minister Andrew Barr: State of the Territory

31 March 2015

The opportunity for business and government to come together to hear the Chief Minister Andrew Barr give a summary of how he sees our territory, what the future holds and where we should prioritise was a happy gathering of the newly blended Canberra Business Chamber under the Chairmanship of ACT Australian of the Year Glenn Keyes for this ‘State of the Territory’ address.

Keyes left no one in doubt where the CBC was focusing and the sponsorship of the very smart lunch at the National Press Club by UNSW was evidence of the Keyes ability to connect and network.
The Chief Minister performed well, outlining the projects and priorities for the Canberra we want with tantalizing opportunities for international flights, the light rail, economic self reliance and urban renewal. Higher education to advance the Knowledge Capital, social inclusion, tax reform and the Access Canberra one stop shop for business with extra efforts at cutting red tape are all positives.

He wants to make it happen and he’s not afraid to make the difficult decisions. Business needs to be on board with all the positives our city needs to be even better than the most “liveable in the world”.