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On Thursday 11 December, your Assembly met to elect a new Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA.

This followed Katy Gallagher MLA's resignation as Chief Minister on 10 December.

Resignation of a Chief Minister

Last week Katy Gallagher MLA announced she would resign her position as Chief Minister. Lots of things happen behind the scenes at the Assembly to formalise this.

Ms Gallagher is due to formally resign as Chief Minister on 10 December 2014 by providing written advice to the Speaker, Vicki Dunne MLA. Once this has happened, the Speaker will call a special sitting of the Assembly to elect a new Chief Minister.

In addition to resigning as Chief Minister, Ms Gallagher has indicated that she will resign her position as an MLA prior to Christmas. This will create a vacancy in the Assembly that will be filled by count-back of the votes from the last election.

Learn more about how these processes work

In your Assembly

Hansard proofs are now available from the special sitting of your Assembly last week, to debate the Asbestos Insulation Eradication Bill.

The report from the inquiry into Asebstos Insulation Eradication Bill is now available.

The ACT Register of Lobbyists will come into operation on 1 January 2015. Information and registration details Media Release

Assembly Art

The Speaker has announced the winners of the Legislative Assembly art awards. Media Release

This week, Speaker Vicki Dunne congratulates two local artists, Kensuke Todo and Annika Harding, on recent awards. Both artists have works in the Assembly's art collection. Media release

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Interested in parliaments and how they work? See our video section and new clip on the role of the Clerk. More will follow...

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