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Time for Boral to accept the will of the people on Tallebudgera quarry proposal

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, has expressed disappointment in Boral’s decision to continue its legal fight for its proposed hard rock quarry in the Tallebudgera Valley.Mrs Andrews has long been a vocal opponent of the quarry that has already been rejected by Gold Coast City Council and last month by the Planning and Environment Court... read more »

Veterans’ Health Week to promote physical activity in veterans

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, today said Government grants are available to support events organised by local Ex-Service Organisations and community groups on the southern Gold Coast for Veterans’ Health Week 2017.Veterans Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, with the theme of ‘physical activit... read more »

One-off payment of up to $75 to help thousands on Gold Coast

Thousands of people on the southern Gold Coast are amongst 3.8 million people nationally to benefit from a one-off payment of up to $75 to help with energy costs.The Energy Assistance Payment will be provided to people on the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Parenting Payment Single as well as Veterans and their partners who receive the ... read more »

Trade workshops open at Nerang State High School

State-of-the-art engineering and construction workshops at Nerang State High School were officially opened today and will help put students on the path to a rewarding job and career.Federal Member for McPherson and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews officially opened the new facilities as part of the $2.2 million G... read more »

Review of national vocational education legislation

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today announced a major review of the legislative framework governing the regulation of Australia’s VET sector.“I have appointed Valerie Braithwaite, Professor at the Australian National University’s School of Regulation and Global Governance, to lead the review of the National Vo... read more »
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