Biography of Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

Senator the Hon Zed Seselja is the Senator for the Australian Capital Territory and was sworn in as Minister for International Development and the Pacific on 22 December 2020.

The Minister entered the Senate in 2013 and has served as Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance, and Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities & Electoral Matters in previous roles.

Prior to entering the Senate, the Minister was elected to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in 2004. He served as Leader of the Opposition in the ACT Legislative Assembly from 2007-2013.

The Minister attended the Australian National University and holds degrees in Law and Arts.

Minister Seselja was born in Canberra to Croatian immigrant parents, and lives in Canberra’s south with his wife Ros and their five children.