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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March 28, 2018 | Media Releases

Funding for exploration and research to secure jobs for the future

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan this morning announced $50 million of Australian Government funding for research aimed at better equipping the mining and resources sector to manage future challenges. Minister Canavan said the funding will come from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program that supports industry-led collaborations …

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March 27, 2018 | Media Releases

STEM program sets ACT preschoolers for jobs of the future

Preschoolers in the ACT are set for a science and maths skills boost as part of a new Coalition Government program. Backed by $6 million from the Coalition Government and developed by the University of Canberra, the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot will run at five pre-schools across the ACT. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said engagement with …

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March 27, 2018 | Media Releases

Seselja re-endorsed by Canberra Liberal membership

Today Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja has been preselected unopposed to stand again as the first Senate candidate for the Canberra Liberals in the next federal election. Senator Seselja was first elected to the Senate in 2013. Since then, he has served as the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs and is currently the Assistant Minster for Science, …

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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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