Local Businesses on Show in Paris

From specialising in ballistic plates and digital targeting through to remote weapons systems, local businesses XTEK and EOS Defence Systems will have the chance to make valuable connections in the European market as they showcase their products at the 2018 Eurosatory Tradeshow in Paris. XTEK and EOS Defence Systems will…

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Helping Australia’s Food Industry Go Digital

An industry-led Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) launched today is helping Australia’s farmers, food producers and food industry businesses embrace digital technologies to improve their productivity, strengthen their branding and create new jobs and export opportunities. Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja launched the Food Agility CRC this…

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Significant Defence Investment in the ACT

The Australian Capital Territory continues to play an important part in the defence of our nation. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Liberal Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, welcomed the significant investment that Defence will make in the ACT during 2018-19.…

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Agribusinesses Target New Markets and Job Growth with Government Support

Farmers, food suppliers and retailers across the country are set to benefit from Australia’s first ever agribusiness clustering initiative. Food Innovation Australia Limited’s (FIAL) Cluster Programme encourages businesses, researchers and educational institutions to work together to build on their competitive advantage, and develop solutions to challenges. The new programme provides…

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New Food Labels Coming Soon

Food businesses have just one month left before the new country of origin labelling requirements become mandatory on 1 July. Australian consumers have made it known they want clearer and more meaningful food labelling, so they can make more informed choices about the food they buy. They want labels to…

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Disadvantaged ACT families to receive support

The Federal Coalition Government today announced it will commit up to $600,000 to improve the lifetime outcomes of families and children in the ACT in the areas that need it most. Working in partnership with the ACT Government, the Commonwealth will direct funding to an initiative that will focus on…

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Tackling the scourge of ice in the ACT

The Coalition Government is delivering on our strategy to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities, with another four Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) being established in the ACT. Under the program, partnerships work together to empower and education communities to prevent and reduce the harms of alcohol and…

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Defence Housing Australia Coming to Gungahlin

Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester and Senator for the ACT the Hon Zed Seselja, today announced the Government will be relocating Defence Housing Australia (DHA) from its head office in Barton to the town centre of Gungahlin, meeting the Federal Government’s 2016 election commitment. DHA has been selected on…

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Budget 2018: Good for Canberra, Good for the Nation

The ACT is a big winner in tonight’s budget, with record investment from the Coalition Government in our hospitals and schools, a huge boost for our roads, as well as tax relief for ACT families. “Under the Coalition Government’s economic plan record jobs are being created, investment is rising and…

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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…

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