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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January 24, 2018 | Media

Local Canberra defence industry to benefit from $528,000 investment in innovative technologies

Canberra based company, Quintessence Labs, has been awarded a $528,000 contract through the Defence Innovation Hub to develop their technology in support of the Australian Defence Force. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said this significant investment in the Australian industry and innovation sector will ensure Defence has access to leading-edge technology. “This funding will not only support local jobs, …

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December 20, 2017 | Media

Statement on new portfolio arrangements

I am honoured to be part of the Turnbull Government’s science, jobs and innovation agenda. We are growing the economy, creating jobs and getting more Australians into work. 1,000 jobs are being created every single day. 383,000 jobs have been created over the past 12 months, 80 per cent of them full time. And in November alone, more than 61,000 …

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December 13, 2017 | Media

Construction starts on new Healthy Waterways projects

Construction has commenced on two more Healthy Waterways projects, including a rain garden in Tuggeranong that, once complete, will be the biggest in the southern hemisphere, Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, and ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman, announced today. “The new rain garden, in parkland beside Upper Stranger Pond, will cover an area of 5,200 …

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December 13, 2017 | Media

NSW leading the way with adoptions

Adoption numbers are on the rise, for the first time in a decade, thanks in no small part to the incredible work being undertaken by NSW, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, said today. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released Adoptions Australia 2016–17 earlier today which showed 315 adoptions being …

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November 20, 2017 | Media

Work underway on Ellerton Drive Extension

First sod turned on $86 million extension of Ellerton Drive in Queanbeyan, New South Wales Project, due for completion in mid-2020, will allow drivers to avoid up to 19 intersections and three sets of traffic lights Work on a new road to ease congestion in the busy Queanbeyan city centre officially started today, with the first sod turned on the …

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November 14, 2017 | Media

Using technology to drive better outcomes for Woden Town Centre

A local Canberra business has been awarded $110,000 Australian Government technology grant to help deliver better outcomes for the Woden Town Centre and local community. Smart Precinct Woden, a project proposed by Ecospectral, has been announced as one of 52 successful projects under Round One of the Australian Government’s inaugural Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. The innovative project involves Ecospectral’s …

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