New ACT Greens Minister and Member for Molonglo, Shane Rattenbury, said today that he was honoured to accept responsibility for the Ministries of Territory and Municipal Services, Corrections, Housing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, and Ageing.
“I accepted the offer to be a Minister because of my desire to bring a strong Green voice to the Ministry and continue to improve life in our city for all Canberrans,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“I’m feeling very positive about the opportunities I have to do this through these portfolios, which span a range of social and environmental issues.
“Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) provides many of the services that Canberrans enjoy daily, such as building and maintaining paths and roads, libraries and waste management. It also manages Canberra’s urban and natural environment, such as nature parks, playgrounds and streetscapes.
“My goal will be to deliver these local Government services effectively and efficiently, as well as to continue improvements and innovate in key areas.
“The Greens-Labor Parliamentary Agreement sets out several exciting areas for progress in TAMS, such as improved buses and progressing light rail, enhancing biodiversity protection in Canberra’s nature parks and on rural lands, and cleaning up Canberra’s lakes.
Interesting to see Katy Gallagher give up the “Mayor” role that comes with TAMS.
We’ll let you know when we get the rest of the Ministry list.