CANBERRA LIBERALS OPTIMISTIC ON ADOPTION FUTURE

The Canberra Liberals are cautiously optimistic that domestic adoptions in the ACT may soon be completed in a timely manner now that a government report, ‘Review of the Domestic Adoption Process in the ACT,’ offers clear recommendations for making this happen, Shadow Minister for Families, Youth and Community Services Elizabeth…

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GREYHOUND RACING TO CONTINUE IN THE ACT

Following repeated questioning from the Canberra Liberals, the Minister responsible for Gaming and Racing in the ACT, today confirmed that greyhound racing will not be banned after July 1 2017. The clarification is welcome for the industry, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing Mark Parton said today. “After months of…

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It’s CoOL to get on board early

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 Canberra’s Pialligo Estate is among the first crop of businesses rolling out new Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) on their food products, getting in early to give consumers a clear view of where their food comes from.   Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke…

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Comments invited for healthy waterway projects

Wednesday, 15 February 2017    The community can now have their say on the first 11 water infrastructure projects as part of the Territory’s $93.5 million ACT Healthy Waterways project, a partnership between the Australian and ACT Governments.   Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja and ACT Minister for…

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Visions of Australia funding to tour cultural exhibitions

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 11:56   Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, today announced funding for Canberra arts institutions to tour cultural exhibitions across Australia.   The Visions of Australia regional touring program supports the development and touring of exhibitions of Australian culture and material originating elsewhere held in Australian…

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Funding boost for the National Library of Australia

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced a $16.4 million funding boost for the National Library of Australia (NLA) as part of the 2016-17 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.   Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, has welcomed this funding announcement that will support the NLA in its…

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Adoption needs to be a priority

Monday, 19 December 2016 09:27   Adoptions have dropped to the lowest level on record, according to the AIHW report: Adoptions Australia 2015-16 released today. “Around 30,000 Australian children have been in out of home care for more than 2 years yet we saw only 196 children adopted in the…

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Grants available to support volunteers in the ACT

Thursday, 15 December 2016  Community organisations in the ACT are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers. Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said the funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round, announced by the…

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