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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July 21, 2021 | Media Releases

How much unchecked power should 13 people have?

Opinion piece – Canberra Times 21 July 2021 How much unchecked power should 13 people have? The question needs to be asked in the context of the debate over whether Territories should have the right to legislate on assisted suicide. Because make no mistake – those arguing for the ACT to be able to legislate on assisted suicide are arguing …

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May 27, 2021 | Media Releases

27 May 2021 – MORE CAMPING AND FISHING FUN IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The Morrison Government is investing $141,000 for four projects across the Australian Capital Territory to upgrade infrastructure and facilities under the Australian Government’s $20 million Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said the four new projects were aimed to improve facilities for the recreational fishing and camping community in the ACT. “These new projects …

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May 11, 2021 | Media Releases

11 May 2021 – A PLAN FOR THE COUNTRY THAT DELIVERS FOR CANBERRA

Throughout 2020, the Government acted to protect lives and livelihoods. The 2021-22 Budget sets out the next step in the Liberal-National Government’s plan to secure our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our plan for the country is delivering for Canberra, and for everyday Canberrans, by creating jobs, guaranteeing essential services, and building a more resilient and secure Australia,” Senator …

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May 6, 2021 | Media Releases

6 May 2021 – SUPPORT FOR CANBERRANS WITH ASBESTOS RELATED ILLNESS

The Australian Government recognises the suffering of Canberrans who have developed an asbestos related illness after living in a Mr Fluffy home. The Government will contribute up to $8 million towards the establishment an Australian Capital Territory Asbestos Disease Assistance Scheme, to provide support for these Canberrans. Minister Hunt and Senator Seselja voiced their appreciation for the tireless advocacy by …

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