April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

Major upgrades to the Monaro Highway to keep Canberra moving – 27 March 2019

Major safety improvements to key intersections along the Monaro Highway will improve traffic flow, with design work starting later this week, announced today by Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja and ACT Minister for Roads Chris Steel. The Monaro Highway upgrades are supported by the Commonwealth Government and ACT Government with up to $200 million in funding committed to the …

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April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

CANBERRA RETIREES FACE $1,800 HIT UNDER LABOR TAX GRAB – 25 March 2019

Canberra retirees will have around $1,800 ripped from their pockets every year under Labor’s retiree tax, new data from the ATO has revealed. “This is an unfair and arbitrary tax targeting around 15,000 retirees in the ACT who have done nothing wrong, except diligently plan and save for their retirement,” Senator Seselja said. “Canberrans will have their chance to have …

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April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

PROJECT BOOYAH! TO RUN AGAIN THANKS TO GRANT – 25 March 2019

The successful early intervention program run by Canberra PCYC, Project Booyah!, is running again in 2019 following a $710,837 grant from the Liberal-National Government to support this life changing program. Project Booyah aims to holistically address a young person’s disengagement from education and community in order to build resilience and prevent future involvement in antisocial behaviours, substance misuse, self-harm or …

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April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

CANBERRA RENTS TO INCREASE UNDER LABOR – 21 March 2019

Under Labor, rents in Canberra are set to rise by up to $3,000 a year if their reckless Housing Tax policy becomes law, data released by SQM Research today has revealed. Canberrans have already had their homes taxed by Labor locally, and cannot afford another Labor Tax Grab. This sharp warning follows independent modelling commissioned by the Master Builders Association …

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April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

LEIGH REFUSES TO STAND BY OR DISOWN HIS OWN RESEARCH – 13 March 2019

In yet another setback for Bill Shorten, Labor frontbencher Andrew Leigh yesterday refused to rule out increases in the minimum wage are linked to higher levels of unemployment, a conclusion of his own research, after  Shorten bowed to union pressure to introduce a living wage last week. Dr Leigh’s own research found just a 3 percent increase in minimum wage …

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April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

CANBERRANS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW MRI LICENCE – 12 March 2019

Patients throughout the ACT will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions, with the Liberal-National Government announcing a new MRI licence for Canberra Imaging Group at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital. This MRI licence means Canberrans will be able to access a Medicare rebate for an estimated 3,712 services a year – saving …

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April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

CANBERRA NETBALL SET FOR MASSIVE UPGRADES – 6 March 2019

More than 2300 players and 7000 spectators or supporters of the Canberra Netball Association will benefit from upgrades to the existing facilities in Lyneham following the awarding of a $454,430 grant to upgrade the facilities that have been around since the 1970s. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the grant received by the Canberra Netball Association was part of …

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March 19, 2019 | Media Releases

New Zealand Tragedy

On Friday our cousins in New Zealand were struck by a horrible tragedy. An act of terror. Pure evil. Everyone should be able to freely and peacefully practice their religion, and have a right to feel safe doing so, especially in their places of worship. To the families and communities in New Zealand who have suffered loss, particularly the Muslim …

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February 13, 2019 | Media Releases

REFORMS BACKING MORE CHOICE AND MORE COMPETITION

Today the Government is demonstrating its commitment and support for cooperative, mutual and member-owned firms by introducing legislation that will substantially increase their ability to raise the funding they need to grow, innovate and compete. These firms connect with Australians through a range of customer and community-focused services across many industries including agriculture, banking and finance, housing, insurance and retail. …

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