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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 »
  • McPherson to benefit from a tax plan for Australia's future Tuesday, 3 May 2016
  • OECD High-Level Symposium Excess Capacity & Structural Adjustment in the Steel Sector Friday, 22 April 2016
  • $555,000 to fix local black spot at Coolangatta Friday, 15 April 2016
  • Labor holds up crucial M1 upgrade Wednesday, 6 April 2016
  • Cheaper medicines for McPherson patients Tuesday, 5 April 2016
  • Meeting of the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) Monday, 4 April 2016
  • Applications Invited For Community Heritage Projects Friday, 18 March 2016
  • Still Time to Nominate an Outstanding Local Thursday, 17 March 2016
  • Ideas Boom Offers Opportunity for Gold Coast Wednesday, 16 March 2016
  • Southern Gold Coast shunned again by State Labor Government Monday, 14 March 2016
  • 1 March 2016 - Appropriations Bill 2015-16 Debate Tuesday, 1 March 2016
  • Hansard - Appropriation Bill 2015-16 Tuesday, 1 March 2016
  • Commonwealth Bank Community Grants Program Friday, 26 February 2016
  • Supporting Young Job Seekers Into Work Tuesday, 23 February 2016
  • IBM ASIA–PACIFIC EXECUTIVE MEETING. AUSTRALIA: THE INNOVATIVE NATION Wednesday, 17 February 2016
  • ALIGNING STEM EDUCATION WITH EMPLOYER NEEDS Wednesday, 17 February 2016
  • Stronger Communities Programme - Round 2 2016 Friday, 12 February 2016
  • McPherson Community Achiever Awards 2016 Friday, 12 February 2016
  • Safer Streets Programme - Round 2, 2016 Friday, 12 February 2016
  • National Stronger Regions Fund - Round 3, 2016 Friday, 12 February 2016
  • 2016 Telstra Australian Business Awards Friday, 12 February 2016
  • Safer Streets Round 2 application deadline extended Friday, 12 February 2016
  • Round 2 Stronger Communities Grants now open Wednesday, 10 February 2016
  • Language apps for preschools on Southern Gold Coast Tuesday, 9 February 2016
  • Speech at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology — ICONN 2016 Monday, 8 February 2016
  • Disadvantaged students to benefit from Turnbull Government Grant Wednesday, 3 February 2016
  • 2 February 2016 - Importance of Education Funding Tuesday, 2 February 2016
  • Hansard - MPI - Education Funding Tuesday, 2 February 2016
  • Cadets Celebrate 20 years on the Coast Saturday, 30 January 2016
  • Transcript - ABC Gold Coast - Transport Infrastructure Wednesday, 27 January 2016
  • Gold Coast Boasts Australia's Newest Citizens on Australia Day Tuesday, 26 January 2016
  • Statement - Instrument Landing System Approved at Gold Coast Airport Monday, 25 January 2016
  • Ian Chubb: A man of passion and persistence Friday, 22 January 2016
  • The Australian - Opinion Piece - Smart Way Ahead Friday, 22 January 2016
  • Boost for Gold Coast Employment Thursday, 21 January 2016
  • Applications open for National Stronger Regions Fund Friday, 15 January 2016
  • Speech - National Youth Science Forum Wednesday, 13 January 2016
  • Nominations now open to recognise outstanding locals Tuesday, 12 January 2016
  • Grant will help local business grow Friday, 27 November 2015
  • 23 November 2015 - Upgrading the M1 Monday, 23 November 2015
  • Hansard - Constituency Statement - Roads Monday, 23 November 2015
  • New Empowering Youth Initiatives to help young people into jobs Monday, 16 November 2015
  • Have your say on making private health insurance cheaper, better Tuesday, 10 November 2015
  • Grants to support local community volunteers now open Friday, 30 October 2015
  • Local Palm Beach business to receive funding boost for innovation Thursday, 29 October 2015
  • Fast broadband in sight for Southern Gold Coast Friday, 16 October 2015
  • 14th October 2015 - Supporting Science and researchers Wednesday, 14 October 2015
  • 12th October 2015 - Advancing Women in STEM Monday, 12 October 2015
  • Hansard - Private Members Business - Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Monday, 12 October 2015
  • Hansard - Bills - Australian Immunisation Register Bill 2015 Monday, 12 October 2015
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