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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August 24, 2017 | Transcripts

Transcript – Sky News AM Agenda

E&OE… KIERAN GILBERT Let’s go live to Darwin, the Assistant Social Services, Zed Seselja, joins me. Minister, it would be in the Government’s interest, no doubt, to have this dealt with ASAP. SENATOR SESELJA Well look obviously that’s what we’re hoping for, we’re very confident of the legal position which has been put to the Government, that those individuals, Barnaby …

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August 20, 2017 | Media

Transcript – Sky News

E&OE… Patricia Karvelas My next guest tonight is Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Zed Seselja. Zed Seselja, welcome. Senator Seselja Thanks very much Patricia. Patricia Karvelas Nationals Senator Fiona Nash is now the third Coalition minister to be hit by this dual citizenship crisis, it seems like the Nationals, your partners in government, haven’t been very good …

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August 18, 2017 | Media

Local gardens to showcase stormwater solutions

More than $55,000 in grants has been awarded to provide innovative stormwater solutions at 15 residential homes in the ACT and region.   Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, and ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Mick Gentleman, today announced the successful grant recipients who will implement best practice solutions for managing and treating stormwater on their block.   …

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August 11, 2017 | Media

New light shines on Belconnen intersection with Black Spot project completed

New lights operational at the intersection of Belconnen Way and Benjamin Way Improvements allow for safer left turns, reducing the risk of crashes $336,000 project fully funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme New traffic lights are now operational at the intersection of Belconnen Way and Benjamin Way, allowing for safer left turns for drivers and reducing the risk of …

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August 11, 2017 | Media

Armidale to settle 200 refugees

The Turnbull/Joyce Government announced the New South Wales city of Armidale as a new community-driven regional settlement location for the settlement of refugees. Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, was joined by Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Zed Seselja, for the announcement today in Armidale. Mr Joyce said the …

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August 10, 2017 | Media

Transcript – 2GB

E&OE… Ben Fordham The ABC has told its staff to be more balanced in their coverage of same sex marriage.  The Liberal Senator Zed Seselja has accused the National Broadcaster of campaigning for the yes vote ahead of the postal plebiscite.  Just hours after that accusation was made, an email was sent around to ABC staff telling them to be …

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August 10, 2017 | Media

Transcript – Sky News AM Agenda

E&OE… Kieran Gilbert With me now, the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Zed Seselja.  Conservative member of the Liberal Party, opposed to Same Sex Marriage.  Well first of all let’s start with the general view, why is it that you will be campaigning in that way? Senator Seselja Well look in the end there will be a campaign.  I am …

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August 7, 2017 | Media

Government delivers on $117.2 million to support of frontline homelessness services

The new funding is being delivered under the $117.2 million Transitional National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).   Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Zed Seselja, said payments to Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory commenced today.   Funding for the remaining governments is expected shortly once project plans outlining service …

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