June 21, 2017 | Media

Australia’s refugee settlement success story continues

Australia’s successful refugee settlement story has reached another milestone with communities ready to welcome the last families of the additional intake of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees which was announced in 2015. All visas for this additional intake were granted by March this year and it is anticipated that the final families of the 12,000 will arrive in Australia shortly. …

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June 21, 2017 | Media

Queen’s Birthday Honour List

It was pleasing to see the good work of Canberrans be acknowledged publicly in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list on Monday. It is a significant achievement to be awarded a Queens Birthday Honour Award  – one which I am sure each of the recipients did not necessarily aspire to in making the contribution they made.  A full list of ACT …

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June 21, 2017 | Media

Senator Seselja praises local commemorative projects

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, today announced two Canberra organisations would receive Government funding to support local community projects that honoured Australia’s military history. Senator Seselja congratulated No 37 Squadron (RAAF) Association who received $1,770 and Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme 1939 – 1945 who received $1,769 to install plaques at the RAAF Memorial Grove in Majura and the Australian War Memorial as part of …

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June 7, 2017 | Media

New DSS headquarters in Tuggeranong almost complete

Work on the new national office for the Department of Social Services (DSS) in Tuggeranong is only months away from completion. Assistant Minister for Social Services and Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, yesterday toured the building to view the final stages of the interior fit-out, just two years since the first soil was turned to commence work. “I worked …

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May 30, 2017 | Media

Celebrating ACT Exporters

A Canberra exporter could become Australia’s exporter of the year.   Entries have opened for the 55th Australian Export Awards program which celebrates the success of Australian products and services on the world stage.   Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, encouraged local exporters to enter.   “The awards highlight the international success of Australian companies based on export growth, …

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May 29, 2017 | Media Releases

Funding boost to mobilise Australia’s citizen scientists

The Australian National University and CSIRO will receive almost $800,000 in grant funding for projects that will team everyday Australians with scientists.   Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator Arthur Sinodinos and Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja announced the recipients of the Australian Government’s Citizen Science Grants in Canberra last week.   The two projects, led by scientists …

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May 23, 2017 | Media Releases

The Forgotten People – a speech by Robert Menzies

22 May, 1942 ‘The Forgotten People’ – a speech by Robert Menzies Quite recently, a bishop wrote a letter to a great daily newspaper. His theme was the importance of doing justice to the workers. His belief, apparently, was that the workers are those who work with their hands. He sought to divide the people of Australia into classes. He …

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May 19, 2017 | Media

States welcome new housing and homelessness reform

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, welcomed constructive discussions on housing affordability measures in the Federal Budget during today’s Housing and Homelessness Ministers meeting in Adelaide. Minister Seselja was pleased that States and Territories welcomed the announcement that homelessness funding would now be ongoing – something that Housing Ministers have called for since 2015. “State …

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May 12, 2017 | Media

New Dicks Creek Road Bridge Opens in the Yass Valley

Today marks the opening of the new concrete Dicks Creek Road Bridge at Nanima, near Murrumbateman, replacing an almost 60-year-old timber bridge that served the community well but was in desperate need of replacement.   Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said it was time to bring Dicks Creek Road Bridge into the 21stcentury by replacing the single …

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