November 21, 2018 | Media Releases

SMART CITY PROJECT TO INCREASE ACT HOUSING CLIENT AUTONOMY

ACT Housing clients will have more autonomy over their housing needs with a new online service to be developed thanks to funding through the Smart Cities Program, Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja announced today. The Federal Government is delivering $668,000 to develop an online service allowing public housing clients to search for suitable residence options – meaning the clients …

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November 19, 2018 | Media Releases

LABOR SHOULD DUMP BIG HOUSING SLEDGEHAMMER

Less than a week after new analysis cautioned against Labor’s Negative Gearing policy, another industry expert has warned of the negative impacts of Labor’s Big Housing Sledgehammer. Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond said of Labor’s reckless policy, “the unintended consequences would be astronomical.” He also cautioned this would cause home owners to go into negative equity, make it harder …

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November 15, 2018 | Media Releases

LABOR’S BIG HOUSING SLEDGEHAMMER RISKS RECESSION

Bill Shorten and Labor’s Housing Tax policies may cause our thriving economy to trip into a recession, experts have warned. Analysis released yesterday by SQM Research projected that, should Labor implement their risky Housing Tax policy, already falling house prices could tumble by up to a further 7 per cent in the first year from Labor’s negative gearing and capital …

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November 15, 2018 | Media Releases

WAR MEMORIAL EXPANSION: HONOURING ALL OUR VETERANS AND INVESTING IN CANBERRA

1 November 2018 The Liberal-National Government has reaffirmed the Australian War Memorial’s place as one of our nation’s premier cultural institutions by investing $498 million in a huge expansion. The Memorial is our central monument to the brave Australian men and women who have lost their lives in defence of our nation, while also being an institution of Australian culture …

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November 15, 2018 | Media Releases

HISTORIC BLUNDELLS COTTAGE STORY NOW BIGGER AND BETTER

30 October 2018 Historic Canberra attraction reopens following conservation and landscaping works Conservation works undertaken on the slab shed building built by the Blundells in 1888 Landscape reflects how the land was used in the area during its early history Today the historic Canberra attraction, Blundells Cottage, home of the workers, has reopened following major conservation works to the slab …

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November 15, 2018 | Media Releases

CENTENARY OF ARMISTICE COMMEMORATION

30 October 2018 Australia’s newest circulating coin will bear the emotive image of a coloured poppy, to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice. Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, today unveiled the new $2 coin which will now go into circulation, at the Australian War Memorial’s 62,000 Poppies display. “The 1918 Armistice brought an end to …

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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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