Jones Stands Up for Women in the Workplace

Recent reports that women on maternity leave could be forced to reapply for their jobs in the Commonwealth Public Service is concerning given recent research which shows a huge proportion of pregnant women are discriminated against in the workplace, Shadow Minister for Women Giulia Jones said today. “The National Sex…

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ACT Schools Honoured In Anzac Awards

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja, today congratulated four local Canberra schools on being recognised at this year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards. “The Australian Government Anzac Day Schools’ Awards acknowledges secondary and primary schools that have shown an exceptional commitment to Australia’s wartime history through learning and commemorative activities,” Senator…

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Coalition Government Announces $12.5 Million For 17 New Future Fellows In The ACT

Senator Seselja today congratulated the Australian National University (ANU) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for collectively receiving $12.5 million from the Australian Government to fund 17 new Future Fellowships. Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, today announced funding of $115 million that has been…

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Zed Named Molonglo Football Club Patron For 2014

Senator Zed Seselja will be officially named as the Molonglo Football Club Patron today at 1:30pm on the club’s home ground at Stirling Oval. The local Canberra junior Wildcats and senior Juggernauts teams encompass a number of male and female sides across a range of age groups. “I was extremely…

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Uriarra Solar Development Poses Increased Bushfire Risk

It is cause for alarm that the development application (DA) proposing large scale solar next to Uriarra Village contradicts bushfire mitigation measures imposed on residents. The DA proposal will potentially increase the bushfire risk with a significant number of trees to be planted just metres from homes, Member for Brindabella…

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Canberrans Win With The Scrapping Of The Carbon Tax

This morning the Carbon Tax Repeal bills have passed the Senate, ensuring that Canberra families and businesses are better off. “Scrapping the Carbon Tax will save the average household around $550 a year, including around $200 on the average household electricity bill and around $70 on the average gas bill.…

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Canberra Apprentices Can Access Trade Support Loans

The legislation for Trade Support Loans has been passed by the Parliament, allowing loans of up to $20,000 over the four years of an apprenticeship. Senator Zed Seselja said the Government is delivering on its commitment to introduce Trade Support Loans for apprentices to encourage more young people to take…

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Productivity Commission Slams ACT Government for Capital Metro Decision

The Productivity Commission’s Public Infrastructure report specifically highlights the ACT government’s decision to go ahead with light rail as an example of how not to develop infrastructure, Shadow Transport Minister Alistair Coe said today. Amongst the numerous paragraphs criticising the project, the report states: “The ACT Government’s decision to proceed…

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NCA to Investigate West Tuggeranong

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon. Jamie Briggs MP, today asked the National Capital Authority (NCA) to investigate the potential for urban development of West Tuggeranong in Canberra. “After a series of discussions with Senator Zed Seselja who is passionate about Canberra’s future, I have asked the…

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