March 8, 2018 | Media Releases

Canberrans Benefiting from Work for the Dole

The Labor Party must commit to Work for the Dole. Their continued suggestions that a Labor government will scrap this program and prevent thousands of Australians from improving their chances of getting a job are alarming. Work for the Dole is a vital part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to creating jobs for Australians. It is this commitment which has …

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March 8, 2018 | Media Releases

Language learning for preschoolers in the ACT

Around 1860 children at 42 preschools in the ACT will be given the opportunity to learn a second language this year, thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program. Senator for the ACT said it was encouraging to see to see so many Canberra preschools taking part in the program. “We know the positive impact learning a …

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February 27, 2018 | Media Releases

The Galilee School and Amaroo School to boost students’ digital literacy

The Galilee School and Amaroo School in the ACT will deliver an innovative project to strengthen students’ digital literacy skills, thanks to funding from the Coalition Government. Liberal Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja announced that  schools in the ACT were set to receive $69,877 of funding through the second round of the Digital Literacy School Grants Program. “The Coalition …

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February 26, 2018 | Media Releases

Upgrades start on six ACT ‘black spots’

 Upgrades worth $860,000 start under Australian Government’s Black Spot Program  Works to include improved line markings, speed humps and upgraded signage  All projects due for completion by mid-2018 Works are underway on road safety upgrades at six locations across the ACT under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said the Coalition Government had delivered …

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February 23, 2018 | Media Releases

Joint Media Release: Annual Search for Top Scientists and STEM Teachers Begins

Nominations for Australia’s most prestigious science awards, the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are now open. In calling for nominations the Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash said the prizes celebrated the achievements and successes of Australian scientists, teachers and innovators in Australia and abroad. “These awards recognise the extraordinary contribution that Australia’s scientists and science teachers make to …

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February 14, 2018 | Media

Physics in footy and Indigenous astronomy activities amongst National Science Week Grant recipients

Hospitals, art galleries and sports stadiums are amongst the more unusual locations set to come alive with science during this year’s National Science Week, thanks to over $600,000 in Australian Government grants announced today. The 2018 National Science Week Grants will provide funding for science engagement activities, events, and competitions to take place during Australia’s largest celebration of science this …

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February 13, 2018 | Media


Our scientists, researchers and innovators are at the forefront of our changing economy – the relationship between scientists and lawmakers is critical to Australia’s future prosperity. The 20th annual Science meets Parliament brings more than 200 scientists, technologists and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals to Parliament House in Canberra for professional development, forums and a series of private …

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February 9, 2018 | Media


Owners and managers of historic places with outstanding heritage significance to Australia can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of the national treasures in their care. “In the ACT and other regions, we are lucky enough to have special places such as the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves, and the Snowy Mountains Scheme, that …

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February 8, 2018 | Media

CRC-P Grants: Strengthening our industries and promoting job creation

The fifth round of Australian Government CRC Project (CRC-P) grants opened today, targeting short-term industry-led collaborative research projects that will develop products, services or processes to deliver tangible outcomes and commercial benefits to participants and their industry sectors. “The CRC Program remains a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s commitment to driving collaboration to strengthen our industries,” Senator Seselja said. “We’re …

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February 1, 2018 | Media

TAIPAN gives astronomers a bigger bite at the universe

A new world-class instrument launched today by the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja will make surveying our stars faster and more efficient. Senator Seselja visited the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, to launch the TAIPAN—a spectroscopic instrument designed by the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) and purpose built for the UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST). …

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