Zed Seselja was born in Canberra to Croatian migrants who fled Eastern Europe to build a new life in Australia. From an early age Zed’s parents taught him the importance of family, hard work, and that freedom is a precious gift that isn’t guaranteed.
He went to local Canberra schools and to the Australian National University in Canberra where he graduated with an Arts/Law degree. He then went to work for the Department of Transport.
He married Ros and when their family started to grow with the arrival of their children, Zed decided to enter politics because he wanted to do all he could to ensure the best life for his children and all Canberra families.
Zed was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2004. He served as Leader of the Opposition in the ACT Legislative Assembly from 2007-2013.
Zed entered the Senate at the 2013 Election and has since served as Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation and is now the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance.