August 30, 2017 | Media

Funding to support Canberrans with substance use disorders

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja and the ACT PHN today announced a funding package to support five local organisations to provide new specialist drug and alcohol services for people with substance use disorders in the ACT. The Canberra region has received $2.8 million for Primary Health Networks to commission local drug and alcohol treatment services. The funding forms part …

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August 25, 2017 | Media

National Permanency reform for children in out of home care

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, welcomed the unanimous agreement amongst the states and territories at today’s Community Services Ministers meeting in Darwin on the timeliness of decision making for children in out of home care. “At the moment we have over 18,000 children who have been in care for more than 5 years and …

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August 18, 2017 | Media

Local gardens to showcase stormwater solutions

More than $55,000 in grants has been awarded to provide innovative stormwater solutions at 15 residential homes in the ACT and region.   Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, and ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Mick Gentleman, today announced the successful grant recipients who will implement best practice solutions for managing and treating stormwater on their block.   …

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August 11, 2017 | Media

New light shines on Belconnen intersection with Black Spot project completed

New lights operational at the intersection of Belconnen Way and Benjamin Way Improvements allow for safer left turns, reducing the risk of crashes $336,000 project fully funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme New traffic lights are now operational at the intersection of Belconnen Way and Benjamin Way, allowing for safer left turns for drivers and reducing the risk of …

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August 11, 2017 | Media

Armidale to settle 200 refugees

The Turnbull/Joyce Government announced the New South Wales city of Armidale as a new community-driven regional settlement location for the settlement of refugees. Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, was joined by Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Zed Seselja, for the announcement today in Armidale. Mr Joyce said the …

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August 7, 2017 | Media

Government delivers on $117.2 million to support of frontline homelessness services

The new funding is being delivered under the $117.2 million Transitional National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).   Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Zed Seselja, said payments to Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory commenced today.   Funding for the remaining governments is expected shortly once project plans outlining service …

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August 4, 2017 | Media

Skilled new arrivals take steps towards resuming their careers

Newly arrived humanitarian entrants have started to access a new pilot program designed to help them use their professional or trade skills and qualifications in Australia.   Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja said the three-year Career Pathways Pilot is being rolled out in six locations – Sydney (Settlement Services International), Melbourne (AMES Australia), Perth …

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July 31, 2017 | Media

Australian Government committed to world-class refugee settlement program

The Australian Government completely rejects the tenor of the ABC report published on Monday (31 July) in relation to alleged mistreatment of refugees in Fairfield. The Refugee Council of Australia claimed refugees settled in Fairfield are being treated with disrespect from staff at Government service provider jobactive. The Australian Government is unaware of any disrespectful treatment of refugees. The Australian …

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July 27, 2017 | Media

Better focus on employment, English and outcomes under new humanitarian settlement program

The Turnbull Government announced today the organisations that will deliver Australia’s redesigned settlement services supporting newly arrived refugees and humanitarian entrants. The new Humanitarian Settlement Program makes significant improvements to the way the Government delivers support services to humanitarian entrants and features more intense one-on-one support to build their skills and knowledge to become fully self-reliant and active members of …

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July 26, 2017 | Media

Landcare trotting out returns in Stromlo

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Zed Seselja, have seen first-hand how the Australian Government’s billion dollar plus investment in the National Landcare Program is achieving tangible results on the ground in the nation’s capital.   Minister Hartsuyker said Landcare was a demonstration of the Australian Government’s significant commitment to …

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