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Update from Assistant Minister Andrews on Skills Reform

Since I became Assistant Minister, I have met with many of the key stakeholders in this sector through roundtable discussions, forums and site visits. I have also had the opportunity to meet with many students undertaking vocational education and apprentices involved in training. These consultations have identified the importance of strong in... read more »

Nominations now open to recognise outstanding locals

Nominations are now open for the 2017 McPherson Community Achiever Awards which recognise residents who make outstanding contributions to our community.  Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP says the awards highlight the great contribution volunteers make to their organisations, clubs and groups.  “Australia... read more »

Strengthening skills and training ties with Indonesia

The strengths of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) system and opportunities for Australia to support Indonesia to meet its skills needs have been the focus of Ministerial talks in Indonesia this week. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today completed a successful visit to Jakarta after lea... read more »

Gold Coast jobless rate among lowest in country

Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon. Karen Andrews, says the latest regional breakdown of unemployment figures has delivered more good news for Gold Coast job seekers. “The overall unemployment rate for the Gold Coast in January fell to 4.0 per cent compared to 6.3 per cent for the same month last year, giving the region one of the l... read more »

Good news for Gold Coast in latest international student figures

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon. Karen Andrews, has welcomed new figures revealing a strong increase in international students numbers in Australia.  “In Queensland, the number of international students rose by 8.7 per cent in 2016 with all universities recording an ... read more »
  • Update from Assistant Minister Andrews on Skills Reform Thursday, 16 March 2017
  • Nominations now open to recognise outstanding locals Monday, 13 March 2017
  • INDONESIAN AUSTRALIA BUSINESS WEEK 2017 Wednesday, 8 March 2017
  • Strengthening skills and training ties with Indonesia Wednesday, 8 March 2017
  • Private Members' Business: Higher Education Monday, 27 February 2017
  • Gold Coast jobless rate among lowest in country Friday, 24 February 2017
  • Good news for Gold Coast in latest international student figures Thursday, 23 February 2017
  • Metals to the grind for Tweed River High students Tuesday, 21 February 2017
  • New strategy charting a fresh course to career education Monday, 20 February 2017
  • Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017 Thursday, 16 February 2017
  • Gold Coast 101 Update Tuesday, 14 February 2017
  • Gold Coast Pop-up Science Centre for National Science Week Tuesday, 14 February 2017
  • Private Members' Business: Schools Monday, 13 February 2017
  • Education Debate in Parliament Thursday, 9 February 2017
  • MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE: Education Thursday, 9 February 2017
  • Aussie kids given immediate access to life-changing cystic fibrosis drug Wednesday, 8 February 2017
  • Labor’s dismal record on apprenticeships Tuesday, 31 January 2017
  • New campaign sets Dunkley young people on a path to a fulfilling career Monday, 30 January 2017
  • Good news for young and older Gold Coast job seekers Friday, 27 January 2017
  • A compromise needed for Australia Day date Friday, 27 January 2017
  • Honouring our local military history and personnel Monday, 23 January 2017
  • #GC101 on track to put 101 young Gold Coasters into apprenticeships Thursday, 22 December 2016
  • Surge in training commencements for non-trade careers Monday, 19 December 2016
  • #GC101 campaign putting young Gold Coast people into jobs and careers Friday, 16 December 2016
  • Turnbull Government’s app-dated guide for parents and families Tuesday, 13 December 2016
  • Supporting our female STEM leaders of tomorrow Monday, 12 December 2016
  • New Chief Commissioner to lead the Australian Skills Quality Authority Friday, 9 December 2016
  • Foundation skills programs put students on path to success Tuesday, 6 December 2016
  • CONSTITUENCY STATEMENT: GC101 Thursday, 1 December 2016
  • Improving Natural Disaster Resilience for the Southern Gold Coast Wednesday, 30 November 2016
  • Gold Coast student awarded prestigious New Colombo Plan scholarship Wednesday, 30 November 2016
  • ILS must come with conditions imposed Tuesday, 29 November 2016
  • Shop small and local this Christmas Monday, 28 November 2016
  • Australian Engineering Conference 2016 Monday, 28 November 2016
  • Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards Friday, 25 November 2016
  • COUNCIL OF SMALL BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS AUSTRALIA (COSBOA), ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Friday, 25 November 2016
  • Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards Thursday, 24 November 2016
  • Grants available to support volunteers on the Gold Coast Thursday, 24 November 2016
  • $4 million boost for Australia’s growing citizen science movement Tuesday, 22 November 2016
  • Petition: Road Infrastructure Monday, 21 November 2016
  • Modelling positive outcomes for young NT apprentices Monday, 21 November 2016
  • Australia’s most skilled recognised nationally Friday, 18 November 2016
  • Launch of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program Thursday, 17 November 2016
  • Speech to Open Skills Forum Darwin Thursday, 17 November 2016
  • Career Education Roundtable Darwin Thursday, 17 November 2016
  • Career education roundtable to help young people for life beyond school Thursday, 17 November 2016
  • How Far Can an Apprenticeship take you? Sunday, 13 November 2016
  • Scott Cam promotes opportunities from apprenticeships Sunday, 13 November 2016
  • Putting industry at the centre of training Thursday, 10 November 2016
  • Remembrance Day 2016 Thursday, 10 November 2016
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