I’m extremely honoured to have today been voted in as the President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council.
I made the decision to nominate for this important role after careful consideration and based on advice.
I intend to treat the role with the dignity that it requires and deserves.
From the outset I want to make it clear that I will remain a member of the Labor Caucus.
I will also reserve my right to vote on matters according to my Labor values at times when a casting vote is required and respect the critical role of the Legislative Council.
I deeply respect the role of President and I am gratified and thankful that my Upper House colleagues have placed their faith and trust in me.
Craig Farrell MLC
President of the Legislative Council