September 21, 2017 | Media

SENATOR SESELJA WELCOMES WESTBLOCK SALE

Today it has been confirmed that the West Block building in the Parliamentary Triangle will be sold for $6.25 million to a subsidiary of the Geocon Land Holding Group. Geocon is an established local property developer in Canberra, with a sound track record of construction and management of hotels in the Canberra region. Geocon plans to restore the heritage-protected façade …

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September 21, 2017 | Media

New Senior Campus for Galilee School

Students and staff at Galilee School will have full use of a new Senior Campus thanks to funding from the Coalition Government. Assistant Minister Seselja officially opened the new facility in Holder today on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham, with Mr Tim McNevin, Principal of Galilee School and Mr Lorcan Murphy, the Chief Executive Officer …

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September 21, 2017 | Media

$250,000 for local Canberra Organisations

Senator for the ACT, the Hon Zed Seselja, today congratulates the organisations in Canberra that have been offered almost $250,000 in Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) grants to help promote collaboration between Australia and Japan. The seven AJF grants in the 2017-18 round have been awarded to: • The ANU – Australia-Japan Research Centre; • ACT Australia-Japan Society ; • Touch Football …

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September 12, 2017 | Media

Transcript – ABC AM with Sabra Lane

E&OE… Sabra Lane The question could not be simpler.  “Should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry?”  Survey forms with that question on it will be sent to 16 million registered voters from today.  If the majority vote is yes, a private member’s bill will be introduced to Parliament to make it a reality by the …

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September 11, 2017 | Media

Transcript – ABC Breakfast

E&OE… Dan Bourchier Well politicians are gathering back in Parliament for another week, the second in a row of Parliamentary Sittings.  So to discuss what is likely to be dominating discussions this week Liberal Senator Zed Seselja and Labor MP for Fenner Andrew Leigh are both with me. Senator Zed Seselja Good morning, Dan. Morning, Andrew. Andrew Leigh Morning, Dan.  …

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September 7, 2017 | Media

Finn Pratt AO PSM to leave Department of Social Services

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, today thanked the outgoing Secretary of the Department of Social Services, Mr Finn Pratt AO PSM and welcomed Ms Kathryn Campbell CSC into the role. “Over the past 12 months as a Minister it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Finn in the Department of Social Services.  …

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September 7, 2017 | Media

Transcript – AM Agenda

E&OE… KIERAN GILBERT Let’s go to Zed Seselja now, the Assistant Social Services Minister joins me.  As Tom said quite rightly, not a long time to wait now for this judgement but a lot is at stake here for the Government isn’t it? SENATOR SESELJA Well look, it’s obviously important but we will see what the High Court has to …

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August 30, 2017 | Media

Transcript – ABC News 24

E&OE… Greg Jennett It’s been mixed. We’ve had Cabinet ministers in Simon Birmingham raising an eyebrow about the tone of it. Bill Shorten was somewhat stronger in his response. He’s described this as not an exercise of freedom of speech but an exercise of freedom to hurt. That was his criticism of it. What we essentially see in this advertisement, …

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August 30, 2017 | Media

Funding to support Canberrans with substance use disorders

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja and the ACT PHN today announced a funding package to support five local organisations to provide new specialist drug and alcohol services for people with substance use disorders in the ACT. The Canberra region has received $2.8 million for Primary Health Networks to commission local drug and alcohol treatment services. The funding forms part …

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August 25, 2017 | Media

National Permanency reform for children in out of home care

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, welcomed the unanimous agreement amongst the states and territories at today’s Community Services Ministers meeting in Darwin on the timeliness of decision making for children in out of home care. “At the moment we have over 18,000 children who have been in care for more than 5 years and …

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