Jacinta Allan sworn in as Victorian premier

Jacinta Allan has been sworn in as Victoria’s 49th premier, hours after fighting off a potential challenge from her new deputy Ben Carroll.

Ms Allan, 50, will be just the second female premier in the state’s history, after Joan Kirner who served from 1990 to 1992.

Her appointment comes a day after Daniel Andrews called time on his nine-year term in the state’s top job.

“It is such a deep honour and a privilege,” Ms Allan said, after ultimately gaining the unanimous support of her parliamentary colleagues to become premier.

“I pledge to the community of Victoria that I will continue to work hard as I’ve done every single day as a member of parliament.”

Ms Allan said she would have more to say about her policy priorities over coming days but singled out Labor’s housing statement released a week ago, which includes plans to demolish all of Melbourne’s public housing towers, and said she was determined to work with the First Peoples’ Assembly towards a treaty.