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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July 25, 2017 | Media

Upgrades at Havelock House a win for Canberra’s cultural and community groups

Havelock House is in prime condition for residents following the completion of a $135,665 refurbishment at the community housing provider.   Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the upgrades are an example of the Australian Government investing in and addressing disadvantage in Australia’s regions.   “The Federation Room, kitchen, and bathroom facilities will give residents and community organisations a …

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July 25, 2017 | Media

New classrooms for Holy Family Primary School

Students and staff at Holy Family Primary School in the ACT will have full use of two new classrooms and an amenities block thanks to funding from the Coalition Government. Assistant Minister Seselja officially opened the new facility in Gowrie today on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham. “It was great to visit Holy Family Primary …

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June 23, 2017 | Media

Seselja negotiates extra $57 million for ACT Schools

Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, has negotiated $57.9 million for the ACT to give local Catholic and Independent schools funding certainty and to assist with the transition to the new model while key reviews are undertaken. This is on top of record Commonwealth funding for ACT non-government schools of $780 million over the next four years. “Since the …

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