Media Releases by Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

NSW leading the way with adoptions

Adoption numbers are on the rise, for the first time in a decade, thanks in no small part to the incredible work being undertaken by NSW, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, said… Continue reading

States welcome new housing and homelessness reform

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, welcomed constructive discussions on housing affordability measures in the Federal Budget during today’s Housing and Homelessness Ministers meeting in Adelaide. Minister Seselja was pleased that States and Territories welcomed… Continue reading

Government-Thunder partnership eyes more runs on the board

The Australian Government has provided an additional $50,000 to extend its partnership with the Sydney Thunder’s Cricket Leadership Program, the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja said today. The Cricket Leadership Program is a four-week… Continue reading

Celebrating our cultural diversity on Harmony Day

Today is Harmony Day – Australia’s largest multicultural celebration. Across the nation in schools, workplaces, community centres and sporting clubs, Australians will be celebrating our rich cultural diversity. More than 3,500 events will be held to showcase our contemporary cosmopolitan… Continue reading

Multicultural Australia: United, Strong, Successful

Today the Australian Government reaffirms our commitment to multicultural Australia with the release of the statement Multicultural Australia: United, Strong and Successful. This statement outlines the strategic direction and priorities for multicultural policy in Australia. We are a richly diverse… Continue reading

Child protection crisis worsening

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report released today, Child protection Australia 2015-16, shows the number of children in the out-of-home care system in Australia has increased to 46,448 in 2015-16 up from 43,399 the year before. “Now… Continue reading

Festival celebrates our diversity and national identity

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, joined thousands of people at one of Australia’s largest multicultural festivals in Canberra today. Assistant Minister Seselja said the National Multicultural Festival has become a recognised celebration of… Continue reading

Harmony Day event registrations now open

Australia’s annual celebration of our rich cultural diversity, Harmony Day, is now open for event registrations, the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja said today. Harmony Day celebrates multicultural Australia and shares the message of… Continue reading

Adoption needs to be a priority

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… Continue reading

Commonwealth and states agree to work together

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, welcomed constructive discussion during today’s Community Services Ministers meeting in Sydney around improving the out of home care system around Australia and in particular providing more stable homes for… Continue reading

Contribution of women from all backgrounds recognised

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, today paid tribute to the outstanding contribution women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have made to Australia. Speaking at the National Multicultural Women’s Conference in Parramatta, NSW,… Continue reading