February 6, 2019 | Media Releases


The Liberal National Government is investing $10 million in research that will help use a person’s DNA and their environment to help create personalised medicine. The funding will go to Australian National University (ANU) for the Phenomics Translation Initiative, a two year program to develop new diagnostic and treatment options for people living with chronic and debilitating diseases including lupus, …

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November 21, 2018 | Media Releases


ACT Housing clients will have more autonomy over their housing needs with a new online service to be developed thanks to funding through the Smart Cities Program, Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja announced today. The Federal Government is delivering $668,000 to develop an online service allowing public housing clients to search for suitable residence options – meaning the clients …

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September 25, 2018 | Media Releases

Major Expansion of Clare Holland House

Families who rely on palliative care services in the ACT will have access to better facilities and services with a major expansion of Clare Holland House announced today by the Australian and ACT Governments in partnership with The Snow Foundation. High quality and accessible palliative care is a crucial part of Australia’s world-class health care system. Federal Minister for Health, …

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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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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 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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March 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Government Initiative Fast Tracks Fairfax Manufacturer’s Development

Fairfax Liberal MP Ted O’Brien welcomed the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja to visit a local manufacturer of innovative medical equipment on the Sunshine Coast. Smartline Machinery is a Sunshine Coast based manufacturer beginning to transition from traditional medical cabinet production to manufacturing digitally enabled cabinets and supportive software. The cabinets are used …

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March 8, 2018 | Media Releases

Language learning for preschoolers in the ACT

Around 1860 children at 42 preschools in the ACT will be given the opportunity to learn a second language this year, thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program. Senator for the ACT said it was encouraging to see to see so many Canberra preschools taking part in the program. “We know the positive impact learning a …

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