October 13, 2021 | Media Releases

GOVERNMENT BACKS CANBERRA BUSINESSES TO TACKLE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

Two Canberra businesses have had key environmental projects received the backing of the Liberal-National Government, securing over $1.5 million for their projects under our Business Research and Innovative Initiative (BRII), and the Commercialisation Fund. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said Thaum Pty Ltd has received $1 million under the BRII to develop WhalePOD, a state of the art technology …

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October 11, 2021 | Media Releases

GREATER WATER SECURITY FOR NORFOLK ISLAND

The Liberal-National Government is investing in the future of Norfolk Island with $482,790 in funding for water security projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Senator Seselja said the Government’s investment in stage one of the water security works will see multiple rainwater tanks installed on the island. “By investing in water security, we …

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October 8, 2021 | Media Releases

NEW INITIATIVE TO SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH & COMMUNITY SECTOR JOBS

Canberrans will be encouraged to take up careers in our health and community services sector through a new initiative that has received $420,000 in funding under the Liberal-National Government’s National Careers Institute’s Partnership Grants program, Senator Seselja announced today. The ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS) will use the grant to establish the ACT Health and Community Services Careers Hub, …

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October 8, 2021 | Media Releases

CANBERRA JOBS AND DEFENCE COMMUNITY BENEFIT FROM HEALTH FACILITY UPGRADES

Australian Defence Force personnel and local businesses across the ACT are reaping the benefits of the Morrison Government’s $212.5 million investment in new and upgraded health facilities at Defence premises across the nation. The construction programs include a range of new and upgraded facilities to provide primary health care services, including dental, pharmacies, mental health, physiotherapy and allied health care …

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October 6, 2021 | Media Releases

Morrison Government expands support for apprentices in the ACT to secure Australia’s future workforce

The Morrison Government will continue to secure Australia’s economic recovery by expanding support to help apprentices finish their training, protecting the skills pipeline delivered under the government’s successful Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program. The $3.9 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program will extend support into the second and third year of an eligible Australian Apprenticeship through the $716 million Completing Apprenticeship Commencements …

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September 30, 2021 | Media Releases

FURTHER SUPPORT FOR ACT BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

The Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Governments have worked together to continue supporting ACT businesses impacted by COVID-19. A jointly-funded package of grants from the Commonwealth and ACT Governments will support thousands of small and medium-sized businesses through until mid-October at which point the ACT is expected to reach 80 per cent vaccination. Additional ACT COVID-19 Business Support …

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September 15, 2021 | Media Releases

FURTHER SUPPORT FOR ACT BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

The Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Governments have worked together to expand the COVID-19 Business Support Grants and agree to an additional COVID-19 Tourism, Accommodation Provider, Arts and Events and Hospitality Grant. COVID-19 Business Support GrantsThe two Governments had already agreed to jointly fund ACT COVID-19 Business Support Grants which is delivering support in the form of one-off …

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September 6, 2021 | Media Releases

Supporting Library Storytimes

The Canberra-based Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has today received a $327,000 grant to continue their successful Online Storytime initiative, thanks to the Liberal-National Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RSE) Fund. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP said the $20 million funding round was especially important during such a …

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August 25, 2021 | Media Releases

Businesses need a plan: Letter to the Chief Minister

Dear Chief Minister As you know, it has now been almost two weeks since the most recent lockdown of the ACT began. Canberrans are almost universally following the strict rules put in place and doing their bit to keep their community safe. We are fortunate to live in a city where a significant proportion of the workforce are able to …

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August 12, 2021 | Media Releases

Commonwealth Support for the ACT

The COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be available to eligible Canberrans impacted by today’s announcement of a 7-day lockdown in the ACT. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the payment provides some certainty for Canberrans who have their hours of work impacted by the announcement. “Today’s news will be difficult for individuals, families and business owners across the Territory,” Senator …

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