October 24, 2018 | Media Releases

ACT AND STATE GOVERNMENTS SHOULD FOLLOW NSW LEAD ON PRIORITISING CHILDREN

Today’s announcement by the New South Wales Government of legislation to ensure no child spends years bouncing between new families in the out of home care system was welcomed today by Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Adoption group. “New South Wales have made a decision to prioritise children and their wellbeing above everything else, …

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October 23, 2018 | Media Releases

GOVERNMENT BACKS MORE CHOICE FOR AUSTRALIANS

Cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms have a proud history in our nation, offering 8 in 10 Australians an alternative model to profit-driven enterprises. Today Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance, along with the Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Cooperatives, Senator the Honourable Bridget McKenzie, met with leaders of cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned …

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October 15, 2018 | Media Releases

APEC FINANCE MINISTERS MEETING: PAPUA NEW GUINEA

From 16-17 October, I will represent the Australian Government at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Providing an opportunity for developed and developing economies to work together on significant global and regional issues, APEC is the pre-eminent economic forum in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the first time APEC has been held …

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October 4, 2018 | Media Releases

LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE CERTAINTY TO CO-OPS, MUTUALS, AND CUSTOMER-OWNED BANKS

The Morrison Government is committed to supporting cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms in Australia so they can invest, grow and employ more Australians. A stronger cooperatives and mutuals sector will provide Australian consumers with more choices and more cost effective options. Draft legislation to provide a definition for a mutual entity in the Corporations Act and to clarify the uncertainty …

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October 4, 2018 | Media Releases

GST REFORM GOOD NEWS FOR ACT

Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the Liberal-National Government will introduce legislation in the next sitting week to lock in reforms to the GST distribution system that will see the ACT $46 million better off. “This is $46 million in additional funds the Territory can invest in roads, schools, and hospitals,” Senator Seselja said. “As a priority, we …

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October 3, 2018 | Media Releases

Labor’s Latest Shameful Attempt to Spin Their Big Housing Sledgehammer

Bill Shorten and Labor’s policy to abolish negative gearing will take a sledgehammer to house prices and increase rents. Time and again they refuse to come clean on the impact. Economic spokesperson Andrew Leigh is the latest Labor frontbencher who refused to say how much their policy will send house prices plummeting. When pressed, Mr Leigh fell to pieces on 3AW yesterday, …

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September 25, 2018 | Media Releases

Major Expansion of Clare Holland House

Families who rely on palliative care services in the ACT will have access to better facilities and services with a major expansion of Clare Holland House announced today by the Australian and ACT Governments in partnership with The Snow Foundation. High quality and accessible palliative care is a crucial part of Australia’s world-class health care system. Federal Minister for Health, …

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September 24, 2018 | Media Releases

NEW LEASE ON LIFE FOR HEATHER MCKAY QUEANBEYAN INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE

One of Queanbeyan’s most iconic sports facilities, the Heather McKay Queanbeyan Indoor Sports Centre, was re-opened today following its transformation into a more functional multipurpose sports venue. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the expanded facility will be a great sporting asset, not just for the Queanbeyan community but also for the surrounding …

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September 24, 2018 | Media Releases

The story of Canberra shines bright at new National Capital Exhibition

The new National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point shines brightly once more The works represent the first full renovation and renewal of the displays since 2000 Digital technology and interactive activities will ensure visitors can investigate the fascinating people and grand visions in the story of Canberra Locals and visitors are set to experience exciting new digital and interactive activities, …

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September 24, 2018 | Media Releases

Belconnen’s Healthy Waterways projects start

Construction has started on three new ACT Healthy Waterway infrastructure projects in Belconnen and an extra project has been announced for Tuggeranong, ACT Senator Zed Seselja and ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman said today. Minister Gentleman said the three Belconnen projects took the total number of projects completed or underway to 15 since construction began in …

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