September 24, 2018 | Media Releases

NEW LEASE ON LIFE FOR HEATHER MCKAY QUEANBEYAN INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE

One of Queanbeyan’s most iconic sports facilities, the Heather McKay Queanbeyan Indoor Sports Centre, was re-opened today following its transformation into a more functional multipurpose sports venue. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the expanded facility will be a great sporting asset, not just for the Queanbeyan community but also for the surrounding …

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September 24, 2018 | Media Releases

The story of Canberra shines bright at new National Capital Exhibition

The new National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point shines brightly once more The works represent the first full renovation and renewal of the displays since 2000 Digital technology and interactive activities will ensure visitors can investigate the fascinating people and grand visions in the story of Canberra Locals and visitors are set to experience exciting new digital and interactive activities, …

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September 24, 2018 | Media Releases

Belconnen’s Healthy Waterways projects start

Construction has started on three new ACT Healthy Waterway infrastructure projects in Belconnen and an extra project has been announced for Tuggeranong, ACT Senator Zed Seselja and ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman said today. Minister Gentleman said the three Belconnen projects took the total number of projects completed or underway to 15 since construction began in …

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September 19, 2018 | Media Releases

Fixing Dangerous Roads in the ACT

Some of the ACT’s most dangerous roads are set for major safety upgrades over the next 12 months. Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport, Scott Buchholz, and Senator for the ACT and Chair of the ACT Black Spot Consultative Panel, Zed Seselja, announced the $744,200 funding would continue the Government’s critical investment in reducing fatalities, injuries and crashes across the Territory. …

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September 19, 2018 | Media Releases

Boost to Support Older Residents in the ACT with Better Care

The Coalition Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care, and better standards in aged care. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said Australia’s tough new aged care cop – the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission – will receive a further $16 million to police quality, boost …

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July 26, 2018 | Media Releases

RESEARCH TO BENEFIT TROPICAL AGRICULTURE

Farmers who grow some of Australia’s favourite foods will benefit from Commonwealth funding for research into eco-friendly fertiliser technology announced today. Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, announced today that the Eco-Friendly Fertilisers for Sustainable Farming Project has received $1.8 million in the fifth round of the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Program, and is backed by …

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July 26, 2018 | Media Releases

BRISBANE RESEARCHERS LEAD HIGH-TECH PROJECTS

Predicting treatment responses in cancer patients and using artificial intelligence to ensure accurate radiology reporting are on track to become a reality with the assistance of Commonwealth funding, announced Assistant Minster for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, and Federal Member for Brisbane, Trevor Evans, today. Lead by Max Kelsen Pty Ltd, the Artificial Intelligence and Genomics to Predict Cancer …

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July 26, 2018 | Media Releases

FIGHTING FIRE WITH SCIENCE

Highly flammable building construction materials and toxic flame retardants commonly found in furniture are set to be made redundant by eco-friendly, non-toxic, durable flame retardants developed with the assistance of Commonwealth funding, announced Assistant Minster for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, at UNSW Sydney today. The Development of an Advanced Fire Retardant for Polymers and Textiles Project will receive …

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July 26, 2018 | Media Releases

SOVEREIGN LAUNCH RESEARCH SET TO TAKE OFF

Launching satellites could soon become a reality in Australia with Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, today announcing Government support for Australian based research into rocket propulsion technology. The Responsive Access to Space project will receive almost $3 million under the fifth round of the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Program, and has attracted in excess of …

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July 3, 2018 | Media Releases

Food Labels Provide More Clarity for Consumers

Australian consumers will now have more clarity and less confusion about the food products they buy. Consumers will now be able to look to the familiar kangaroo symbol for clear and accurate information on if the food was made, grown, produced or packed in Australia, or in another country, with the new country of origin labelling requirements for food now …

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