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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February 27, 2018 | Media Releases

The Galilee School and Amaroo School to boost students’ digital literacy

The Galilee School and Amaroo School in the ACT will deliver an innovative project to strengthen students’ digital literacy skills, thanks to funding from the Coalition Government. Liberal Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja announced that  schools in the ACT were set to receive $69,877 of funding through the second round of the Digital Literacy School Grants Program. “The Coalition …

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February 26, 2018 | Media Releases

Upgrades start on six ACT ‘black spots’

 Upgrades worth $860,000 start under Australian Government’s Black Spot Program  Works to include improved line markings, speed humps and upgraded signage  All projects due for completion by mid-2018 Works are underway on road safety upgrades at six locations across the ACT under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said the Coalition Government had delivered …

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