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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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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