March 23, 2018 | Media Releases

Testing the waters for quality solutions

Two new water quality research projects will shed light on management actions to improve water quality in Lake Tuggeranong and the ACT’s urban ponds and wetlands. The research projects, jointly funded by the Australian and ACT Governments as part of the $93.5 million ACT Healthy Waterways Project, are being carried out by the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University …

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March 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Dame Enid Lyons’ legacy honoured

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, DAN TEHAN, AND ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DR DAVID GILLESPIE The Department of Social Services’ (DSS) national office building in Canberra was today named after Dame Enid Lyons, former Liberal politician, the first woman elected to the House of Representatives, and the first to sit in a Federal Cabinet. Dame …

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March 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Government Initiative Fast Tracks Fairfax Manufacturer’s Development

Fairfax Liberal MP Ted O’Brien welcomed the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja to visit a local manufacturer of innovative medical equipment on the Sunshine Coast. Smartline Machinery is a Sunshine Coast based manufacturer beginning to transition from traditional medical cabinet production to manufacturing digitally enabled cabinets and supportive software. The cabinets are used …

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March 9, 2018 | Media Releases

Dump Protectionism – Support Australian Jobs

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: MINISTER CASH; MINISTER CIOBO; ASSISTANT MINISTER SESELJA Australia has achieved a world-record 26 consecutive years of economic growth due to the fact we have embraced policies that encourage free trade. These policies have created thousands of jobs for Australians, and the story continues with record jobs growth last year. Bill Shorten says he “strongly supports free trade”, …

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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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