October 18, 2017 | Media

Latest data backs the case for welfare reform

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, will this morning launch the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Australia’s Welfare 2017 report. The 13th biennial snapshot of Australia’s welfare highlights the importance of a strong system to underpin the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable Australians. “The report shows that we have a …

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October 16, 2017 | Media

MORE LABOR EMPTY PROMISES ON HOMELESSNESS

Today we have seen another thought bubble from Bill Shorten and Labor, with an opportunistic and ill-thought out ‘plan’ to address homelessness.   Proving that Bill Shorten is all gesture and no action, he reiterated his election promise to halve homelessness levels in Australia by 2025. But more than a year later, he still has no clear policy direction.   …

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October 11, 2017 | Media

Government and FFA ready to help newly arrived youngsters kick goals

The Australian Government and the Football Federation Australia (FFA) have teamed up to help young new arrivals settle into Australian life, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Zed Seselja announced today. Speaking before the World Cup qualifying match between the Socceroos and Syria in Sydney today, Assistant Minister Seselja said the Government had allocated $100,000 to support the …

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October 4, 2017 | Media

$2.7 MILLION INVESTMENT TO IMPROVE THE WELLBEING OF LOGAN’S FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Australia’s future depends on our children’s long-term wellbeing, and that’s why the Coalition Government is joining with the Queensland Government and Logan City Council to co-invest an additional $2.7 million in the community-driven initiative, Logan Together. Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Zed Seselja, today joined Logan’s Mayor, Luke Smith; the Queensland Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, …

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October 4, 2017 | Media

Ministers mark completion of resettlement of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees

A special event in Melbourne today will mark the completion of the settlement of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Zed Seselja, will join refugee families in Melbourne to mark the milestone. It is just over two years since the Government announced that Australia would welcome …

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September 25, 2017 | Media

SESELJA TO OPEN NEW DSS HEADQUARTERS

Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for the ACT, will today open the new Department of Social Services (DSS) headquarters that the Coalition Government has built in Tuggeranong. “As options were being considered for the future of DSS I fought hard, as Senator for the ACT, to ensure that the Department would not be moved from the Tuggeranong town …

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September 21, 2017 | Media

SENATOR SESELJA WELCOMES WESTBLOCK SALE

Today it has been confirmed that the West Block building in the Parliamentary Triangle will be sold for $6.25 million to a subsidiary of the Geocon Land Holding Group. Geocon is an established local property developer in Canberra, with a sound track record of construction and management of hotels in the Canberra region. Geocon plans to restore the heritage-protected façade …

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September 21, 2017 | Media

New Senior Campus for Galilee School

Students and staff at Galilee School will have full use of a new Senior Campus thanks to funding from the Coalition Government. Assistant Minister Seselja officially opened the new facility in Holder today on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham, with Mr Tim McNevin, Principal of Galilee School and Mr Lorcan Murphy, the Chief Executive Officer …

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September 21, 2017 | Media

$250,000 for local Canberra Organisations

Senator for the ACT, the Hon Zed Seselja, today congratulates the organisations in Canberra that have been offered almost $250,000 in Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) grants to help promote collaboration between Australia and Japan. The seven AJF grants in the 2017-18 round have been awarded to: • The ANU – Australia-Japan Research Centre; • ACT Australia-Japan Society ; • Touch Football …

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September 7, 2017 | Media

Finn Pratt AO PSM to leave Department of Social Services

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, today thanked the outgoing Secretary of the Department of Social Services, Mr Finn Pratt AO PSM and welcomed Ms Kathryn Campbell CSC into the role. “Over the past 12 months as a Minister it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Finn in the Department of Social Services.  …

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