August 1, 2017 | Media

Transcript – ABC AM

E&OE… Sabra Lane As we heard on AM yesterday, the last of the special intake of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees are about to arrive in Australia. They’re grateful to be given a new opportunity, s ome are already trying to get their own businesses off the ground but the majority have been settled in city areas leading some councils …

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July 31, 2017 | Media

Australian Government committed to world-class refugee settlement program

The Australian Government completely rejects the tenor of the ABC report published on Monday (31 July) in relation to alleged mistreatment of refugees in Fairfield. The Refugee Council of Australia claimed refugees settled in Fairfield are being treated with disrespect from staff at Government service provider jobactive. The Australian Government is unaware of any disrespectful treatment of refugees. The Australian …

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July 27, 2017 | Media

Transcript – Sky News AM Agenda

E&OE… Tom Connell I’ve got here in the studio with me, Liberal frontbencher Zed Seselja, thanks for your time today. Senator Seselja Thanks Tom. Tom Connell I know you got asked about this yesterday, no citizenship issues? You called up the parents though, just in case, is that a sort of sign of the times? Senator Seselja Well look, perhaps. …

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July 27, 2017 | Media

Better focus on employment, English and outcomes under new humanitarian settlement program

The Turnbull Government announced today the organisations that will deliver Australia’s redesigned settlement services supporting newly arrived refugees and humanitarian entrants. The new Humanitarian Settlement Program makes significant improvements to the way the Government delivers support services to humanitarian entrants and features more intense one-on-one support to build their skills and knowledge to become fully self-reliant and active members of …

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July 26, 2017 | Media

Landcare trotting out returns in Stromlo

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Zed Seselja, have seen first-hand how the Australian Government’s billion dollar plus investment in the National Landcare Program is achieving tangible results on the ground in the nation’s capital.   Minister Hartsuyker said Landcare was a demonstration of the Australian Government’s significant commitment to …

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July 25, 2017 | Media

Upgrades at Havelock House a win for Canberra’s cultural and community groups

Havelock House is in prime condition for residents following the completion of a $135,665 refurbishment at the community housing provider.   Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the upgrades are an example of the Australian Government investing in and addressing disadvantage in Australia’s regions.   “The Federation Room, kitchen, and bathroom facilities will give residents and community organisations a …

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July 25, 2017 | Media

New classrooms for Holy Family Primary School

Students and staff at Holy Family Primary School in the ACT will have full use of two new classrooms and an amenities block thanks to funding from the Coalition Government. Assistant Minister Seselja officially opened the new facility in Gowrie today on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham. “It was great to visit Holy Family Primary …

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July 23, 2017 | Media

Transcript – ABC Lateline

E&OE… DAVID LIPSON, PRESENTER: This week we saw Parliament at its messiest, on an issue everyone cares about: school funding. Labor voted against a $23.5 billion boost, along with a new funding model even David Gonski himself has endorsed. The Government, driven by its divisions in its own ranks, was forced to make another one of the special deals Gonski …

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July 23, 2017 | Media

Transcript – ABC News 24 Doorstop

E&OE… Now, let\’s go to Canberra, where Liberal Senator Zed Seselja is speaking. Zed Seselja Sees record funding under this package, it was always going to and it’s a good result for our government sector here in the ACT. The particular concerns are in the non-government sector, in the Catholic and independent sector under the model.  I stood up in …

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June 23, 2017 | Media

Seselja negotiates extra $57 million for ACT Schools

Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, has negotiated $57.9 million for the ACT to give local Catholic and Independent schools funding certainty and to assist with the transition to the new model while key reviews are undertaken. This is on top of record Commonwealth funding for ACT non-government schools of $780 million over the next four years. “Since the …

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