July 3, 2018 | Media Releases

Food Labels Provide More Clarity for Consumers

Australian consumers will now have more clarity and less confusion about the food products they buy. Consumers will now be able to look to the familiar kangaroo symbol for clear and accurate information on if the food was made, grown, produced or packed in Australia, or in another country, with the new country of origin labelling requirements for food now …

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June 21, 2018 | Media Releases

Lower, Fairer and Simpler Taxes Delivered for Working Australians in the ACT

The Coalition Government has delivered income tax relief for all Australian workers. In passing our Personal Income Tax plan through the Parliament, the Government has ensured all Australians paying tax will be better off. They will be paying less tax, and will be rewarded for their hard work, both now and into the future. “Taxes in Australia will now be …

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June 21, 2018 | Media Releases

Woden Next Town Centre to Benefit from Commonwealth Investment

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, announced Woden is about to receive an economic boost with work on IP Australia’s $40 million building refurbishment commencing this week. The upgrades will provide a modern and efficient working environment for IP Australia, with approximately 1,000 staff at its Discovery House headquarters in Woden. The contemporary office fit-out will be …

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June 14, 2018 | Media Releases

Local Businesses on Show in Paris

From specialising in ballistic plates and digital targeting through to remote weapons systems, local businesses XTEK and EOS Defence Systems will have the chance to make valuable connections in the European market as they showcase their products at the 2018 Eurosatory Tradeshow in Paris. XTEK and EOS Defence Systems will travel to Paris, France as part of Team Defence Australia …

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June 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Helping Australia’s Food Industry Go Digital

An industry-led Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) launched today is helping Australia’s farmers, food producers and food industry businesses embrace digital technologies to improve their productivity, strengthen their branding and create new jobs and export opportunities. Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja launched the Food Agility CRC this morning, which brings together 54 participants from food, technology and …

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June 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Significant Defence Investment in the ACT

The Australian Capital Territory continues to play an important part in the defence of our nation. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Liberal Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, welcomed the significant investment that Defence will make in the ACT during 2018-19. The existing Health Centre at the Royal Military College at …

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June 6, 2018 | Media Releases

Agribusinesses Target New Markets and Job Growth with Government Support

Farmers, food suppliers and retailers across the country are set to benefit from Australia’s first ever agribusiness clustering initiative. Food Innovation Australia Limited’s (FIAL) Cluster Programme encourages businesses, researchers and educational institutions to work together to build on their competitive advantage, and develop solutions to challenges. The new programme provides matched-funding to support clusters in the food, beverage and agribusiness …

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June 1, 2018 | Media Releases

New Food Labels Coming Soon

Food businesses have just one month left before the new country of origin labelling requirements become mandatory on 1 July. Australian consumers have made it known they want clearer and more meaningful food labelling, so they can make more informed choices about the food they buy. They want labels to show if the food they are buying was made, grown, …

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May 31, 2018 | Media Releases

Disadvantaged ACT families to receive support

The Federal Coalition Government today announced it will commit up to $600,000 to improve the lifetime outcomes of families and children in the ACT in the areas that need it most. Working in partnership with the ACT Government, the Commonwealth will direct funding to an initiative that will focus on ACT children who have experienced trauma, domestic violence and children …

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May 30, 2018 | Media Releases

Tackling the scourge of ice in the ACT

The Coalition Government is delivering on our strategy to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities, with another four Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) being established in the ACT. Under the program, partnerships work together to empower and education communities to prevent and reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs in their community. Senator for the ACT, Zed …

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