April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

CANBERRA RENTS TO INCREASE UNDER LABOR – 21 March 2019

Under Labor, rents in Canberra are set to rise by up to $3,000 a year if their reckless Housing Tax policy becomes law, data released by SQM Research today has revealed. Canberrans have already had their homes taxed by Labor locally, and cannot afford another Labor Tax Grab. This sharp warning follows independent modelling commissioned by the Master Builders Association …

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April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

LEIGH REFUSES TO STAND BY OR DISOWN HIS OWN RESEARCH – 13 March 2019

In yet another setback for Bill Shorten, Labor frontbencher Andrew Leigh yesterday refused to rule out increases in the minimum wage are linked to higher levels of unemployment, a conclusion of his own research, after  Shorten bowed to union pressure to introduce a living wage last week. Dr Leigh’s own research found just a 3 percent increase in minimum wage …

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April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

CANBERRANS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW MRI LICENCE – 12 March 2019

Patients throughout the ACT will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions, with the Liberal-National Government announcing a new MRI licence for Canberra Imaging Group at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital. This MRI licence means Canberrans will be able to access a Medicare rebate for an estimated 3,712 services a year – saving …

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April 3, 2019 | Media Releases

CANBERRA NETBALL SET FOR MASSIVE UPGRADES – 6 March 2019

More than 2300 players and 7000 spectators or supporters of the Canberra Netball Association will benefit from upgrades to the existing facilities in Lyneham following the awarding of a $454,430 grant to upgrade the facilities that have been around since the 1970s. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the grant received by the Canberra Netball Association was part of …

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March 19, 2019 | Media Releases

New Zealand Tragedy

On Friday our cousins in New Zealand were struck by a horrible tragedy. An act of terror. Pure evil. Everyone should be able to freely and peacefully practice their religion, and have a right to feel safe doing so, especially in their places of worship. To the families and communities in New Zealand who have suffered loss, particularly the Muslim …

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February 13, 2019 | Media Releases

REFORMS BACKING MORE CHOICE AND MORE COMPETITION

Today the Government is demonstrating its commitment and support for cooperative, mutual and member-owned firms by introducing legislation that will substantially increase their ability to raise the funding they need to grow, innovate and compete. These firms connect with Australians through a range of customer and community-focused services across many industries including agriculture, banking and finance, housing, insurance and retail. …

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February 6, 2019 | Media Releases

$10 MILLION FOR RESEARCH INTO PRECISION MEDICINES

The Liberal National Government is investing $10 million in research that will help use a person’s DNA and their environment to help create personalised medicine. The funding will go to Australian National University (ANU) for the Phenomics Translation Initiative, a two year program to develop new diagnostic and treatment options for people living with chronic and debilitating diseases including lupus, …

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November 21, 2018 | Media Releases

SMART CITY PROJECT TO INCREASE ACT HOUSING CLIENT AUTONOMY

ACT Housing clients will have more autonomy over their housing needs with a new online service to be developed thanks to funding through the Smart Cities Program, Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja announced today. The Federal Government is delivering $668,000 to develop an online service allowing public housing clients to search for suitable residence options – meaning the clients …

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November 19, 2018 | Media Releases

LABOR SHOULD DUMP BIG HOUSING SLEDGEHAMMER

Less than a week after new analysis cautioned against Labor’s Negative Gearing policy, another industry expert has warned of the negative impacts of Labor’s Big Housing Sledgehammer. Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond said of Labor’s reckless policy, “the unintended consequences would be astronomical.” He also cautioned this would cause home owners to go into negative equity, make it harder …

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November 15, 2018 | Media Releases

LABOR’S BIG HOUSING SLEDGEHAMMER RISKS RECESSION

Bill Shorten and Labor’s Housing Tax policies may cause our thriving economy to trip into a recession, experts have warned. Analysis released yesterday by SQM Research projected that, should Labor implement their risky Housing Tax policy, already falling house prices could tumble by up to a further 7 per cent in the first year from Labor’s negative gearing and capital …

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