June 1, 2018 | Media Releases

New Food Labels Coming Soon

Food businesses have just one month left before the new country of origin labelling requirements become mandatory on 1 July. Australian consumers have made it known they want clearer and more meaningful food labelling, so they can make more informed choices about the food they buy. They want labels to show if the food they are buying was made, grown, …

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May 31, 2018 | Media Releases

Disadvantaged ACT families to receive support

The Federal Coalition Government today announced it will commit up to $600,000 to improve the lifetime outcomes of families and children in the ACT in the areas that need it most. Working in partnership with the ACT Government, the Commonwealth will direct funding to an initiative that will focus on ACT children who have experienced trauma, domestic violence and children …

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May 30, 2018 | Media Releases

Tackling the scourge of ice in the ACT

The Coalition Government is delivering on our strategy to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities, with another four Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) being established in the ACT. Under the program, partnerships work together to empower and education communities to prevent and reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs in their community. Senator for the ACT, Zed …

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May 21, 2018 | Media Releases

Public Consultation Commences on Australia’s Measurement Laws

Australians are being asked for their views on how to modernise the national measurement system as part of the Australian Government’s measurement law review. The Australian Government has marked World Metrology Day with the release of a discussion paper seeking views on how to modernise the national measurement system. The Scope of Australia’s Measurement Law discussion paper represents the first …

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May 21, 2018 | Media Releases

Celebrating Australian Excellence in Measurement Research

University of Adelaide’s Professor Derek Abbott has been awarded the 2018 Barry Inglis Prize for excellence in measurement research by the Australian Government’s National Measurement Institute (NMI). Professor Abbott’s research has advanced the fundamental understanding of electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and infrared, with a range of potential applications such as cancer detection, customized medicine, and quality control of pharmaceuticals. For …

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May 16, 2018 | Media Releases

Defence Housing Australia Coming to Gungahlin

Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester and Senator for the ACT the Hon Zed Seselja, today announced the Government will be relocating Defence Housing Australia (DHA) from its head office in Barton to the town centre of Gungahlin, meeting the Federal Government’s 2016 election commitment. DHA has been selected on the basis that it is the right sized agency, has …

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May 10, 2018 | Media Releases

Budget 2018: Good for Canberra, Good for the Nation

The ACT is a big winner in tonight’s budget, with record investment from the Coalition Government in our hospitals and schools, a huge boost for our roads, as well as tax relief for ACT families. “Under the Coalition Government’s economic plan record jobs are being created, investment is rising and the budget is strengthening.  This means that we can guarantee …

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May 8, 2018 | Media Releases

Smooth driving ahead for Monaro and Barton Highways

The Australian Government announced that funding has been allocated to upgrading the Monaro and Barton Highways in the 2018/19 Federal Budget.  Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for the ACT, welcomed the announcement of the $200 million commitment from the Coalition Government this morning. “The Coalition Government has committed a $100 million investment in the Monaro Highway Upgrade Package, important infrastructure funding …

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April 30, 2018 | Media

Joint Media Release: Making the ACT more inclusive

THE HON DAN TEHAN MP Minister for Social Services SENATOR THE HON ZED SESELJA Liberal Senator for the ACT The Turnbull Government will provide $2.7 million to make the Australian Capital Territory more inclusive for people with disability. The Government is providing grants for 17 projects through the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) component of the National Disability Insurance …

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April 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Coalition Government Delivers Record Health Funding For ACT

Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for the ACT, has welcomed the Coalition Government’s agreement with the ACT today to deliver record funding to the ACT public hospital system. “The agreement today will deliver $2.6 billion over the five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25. This is almost double what was delivered under the last ALP budget,” Senator Seselja said. …

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