Statement: Suzanne Orr to join ACT Ministry

Released 23/08/2019

Following a nomination process, the ACT Labor caucus has supported Yerrabi MLA Suzanne Orr to fill the vacant Ministry position in the ACT Cabinet.

Suzanne joined the ACT Labor team at the 2016 election, and has been a vocal advocate for the electorate of Yerrabi over the past three years. This includes her support for the completion of the first stage of the light rail network, connecting the Gungahlin town centre to the CBD.

Suzanne joins a renewed Labor leadership team as we continue to deliver upon the guarantees we have made to the people of Canberra – hiring more nurses and teachers for a growing city, taking real action on climate change, building a bigger and better public transport network and investing more in our town centres and suburbs.

Following her nomination to the Ministry, Ms Orr said she was honoured to have the support of her ACT Labor colleagues.

“Through-out my time in the Assembly, I have been very proud to be part of a Government that has invested heavily in the Yerrabi electorate”, Suzanne Orr said.

“This Government has built a new nurse-led walk in centre in the Gungahlin town centre, built more schools, duplicated key roads in the region and delivered on our commitment to build the first stage of the light rail network. These are all crucial investments that make the Gungahlin region a great place to live.

“I was raised in Giralang, and I am proud to represent the Belconnen suburbs of Yerrabi in the Legislative Assembly.  Some of my best highlights as an MLA include my work in securing a positive way forward for the Giralang shops development and advocating for a $100,000 commitment for the Giralang Community Park.

“I’m excited to join the renewed ACT Ministry, and I thank the Chief Minister and my Labor colleagues for their support.”

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