February 14, 2018 | Media

Physics in footy and Indigenous astronomy activities amongst National Science Week Grant recipients

Hospitals, art galleries and sports stadiums are amongst the more unusual locations set to come alive with science during this year’s National Science Week, thanks to over $600,000 in Australian Government grants announced today. The 2018 National Science Week Grants will provide funding for science engagement activities, events, and competitions to take place during Australia’s largest celebration of science this …

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February 13, 2018 | Media


Our scientists, researchers and innovators are at the forefront of our changing economy – the relationship between scientists and lawmakers is critical to Australia’s future prosperity. The 20th annual Science meets Parliament brings more than 200 scientists, technologists and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals to Parliament House in Canberra for professional development, forums and a series of private …

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February 9, 2018 | Media


Owners and managers of historic places with outstanding heritage significance to Australia can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of the national treasures in their care. “In the ACT and other regions, we are lucky enough to have special places such as the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves, and the Snowy Mountains Scheme, that …

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February 8, 2018 | Media

CRC-P Grants: Strengthening our industries and promoting job creation

The fifth round of Australian Government CRC Project (CRC-P) grants opened today, targeting short-term industry-led collaborative research projects that will develop products, services or processes to deliver tangible outcomes and commercial benefits to participants and their industry sectors. “The CRC Program remains a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s commitment to driving collaboration to strengthen our industries,” Senator Seselja said. “We’re …

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February 1, 2018 | Media

TAIPAN gives astronomers a bigger bite at the universe

A new world-class instrument launched today by the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja will make surveying our stars faster and more efficient. Senator Seselja visited the Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, to launch the TAIPAN—a spectroscopic instrument designed by the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) and purpose built for the UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST). …

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January 25, 2018 | Media

Transcript – AM Agenda

E&OE… KIERAN GILBERT With me now the Assistant Science, Jobs and Innovation Minister Zed Seselja, thanks very much for your time. First chat for 2018 and it looks like a big year ahead already we are seeing the news [that the] Prime Minister planning a visit to the White House; at a time when the two nations have very different …

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January 24, 2018 | Media

Local Canberra defence industry to benefit from $528,000 investment in innovative technologies

Canberra based company, Quintessence Labs, has been awarded a $528,000 contract through the Defence Innovation Hub to develop their technology in support of the Australian Defence Force. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said this significant investment in the Australian industry and innovation sector will ensure Defence has access to leading-edge technology. “This funding will not only support local jobs, …

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December 20, 2017 | Media

Statement on new portfolio arrangements

I am honoured to be part of the Turnbull Government’s science, jobs and innovation agenda. We are growing the economy, creating jobs and getting more Australians into work. 1,000 jobs are being created every single day. 383,000 jobs have been created over the past 12 months, 80 per cent of them full time. And in November alone, more than 61,000 …

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December 13, 2017 | Media

Construction starts on new Healthy Waterways projects

Construction has commenced on two more Healthy Waterways projects, including a rain garden in Tuggeranong that, once complete, will be the biggest in the southern hemisphere, Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, and ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman, announced today. “The new rain garden, in parkland beside Upper Stranger Pond, will cover an area of 5,200 …

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December 13, 2017 | Media

NSW leading the way with adoptions

Adoption numbers are on the rise, for the first time in a decade, thanks in no small part to the incredible work being undertaken by NSW, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, said today. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released Adoptions Australia 2016–17 earlier today which showed 315 adoptions being …

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