May 21, 2018 | Media Releases

Celebrating Australian Excellence in Measurement Research

University of Adelaide’s Professor Derek Abbott has been awarded the 2018 Barry Inglis Prize for excellence in measurement research by the Australian Government’s National Measurement Institute (NMI). Professor Abbott’s research has advanced the fundamental understanding of electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and infrared, with a range of potential applications such as cancer detection, customized medicine, and quality control of pharmaceuticals. For …

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May 16, 2018 | Media Releases

Defence Housing Australia Coming to Gungahlin

Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester and Senator for the ACT the Hon Zed Seselja, today announced the Government will be relocating Defence Housing Australia (DHA) from its head office in Barton to the town centre of Gungahlin, meeting the Federal Government’s 2016 election commitment. DHA has been selected on the basis that it is the right sized agency, has …

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May 10, 2018 | Media Releases

Budget 2018: Good for Canberra, Good for the Nation

The ACT is a big winner in tonight’s budget, with record investment from the Coalition Government in our hospitals and schools, a huge boost for our roads, as well as tax relief for ACT families. “Under the Coalition Government’s economic plan record jobs are being created, investment is rising and the budget is strengthening.  This means that we can guarantee …

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May 8, 2018 | Media Releases

Smooth driving ahead for Monaro and Barton Highways

The Australian Government announced that funding has been allocated to upgrading the Monaro and Barton Highways in the 2018/19 Federal Budget.  Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for the ACT, welcomed the announcement of the $200 million commitment from the Coalition Government this morning. “The Coalition Government has committed a $100 million investment in the Monaro Highway Upgrade Package, important infrastructure funding …

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April 30, 2018 | Media

Joint Media Release: Making the ACT more inclusive

THE HON DAN TEHAN MP Minister for Social Services SENATOR THE HON ZED SESELJA Liberal Senator for the ACT The Turnbull Government will provide $2.7 million to make the Australian Capital Territory more inclusive for people with disability. The Government is providing grants for 17 projects through the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) component of the National Disability Insurance …

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April 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Coalition Government Delivers Record Health Funding For ACT

Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for the ACT, has welcomed the Coalition Government’s agreement with the ACT today to deliver record funding to the ACT public hospital system. “The agreement today will deliver $2.6 billion over the five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25. This is almost double what was delivered under the last ALP budget,” Senator Seselja said. …

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March 28, 2018 | Media Releases

Funding for exploration and research to secure jobs for the future

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan this morning announced $50 million of Australian Government funding for research aimed at better equipping the mining and resources sector to manage future challenges. Minister Canavan said the funding will come from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program that supports industry-led collaborations …

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March 27, 2018 | Media Releases

STEM program sets ACT preschoolers for jobs of the future

Preschoolers in the ACT are set for a science and maths skills boost as part of a new Coalition Government program. Backed by $6 million from the Coalition Government and developed by the University of Canberra, the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot will run at five pre-schools across the ACT. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said engagement with …

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March 27, 2018 | Media Releases

Seselja re-endorsed by Canberra Liberal membership

Today Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja has been preselected unopposed to stand again as the first Senate candidate for the Canberra Liberals in the next federal election. Senator Seselja was first elected to the Senate in 2013. Since then, he has served as the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs and is currently the Assistant Minster for Science, …

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March 23, 2018 | Media Releases

Testing the waters for quality solutions

Two new water quality research projects will shed light on management actions to improve water quality in Lake Tuggeranong and the ACT’s urban ponds and wetlands. The research projects, jointly funded by the Australian and ACT Governments as part of the $93.5 million ACT Healthy Waterways Project, are being carried out by the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University …

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