Friday, 24 February 2017
Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon. Karen Andrews, says the latest regional
breakdown of unemployment figures has delivered more good news for Gold Coast
“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 »
Thursday, 23 February 2017
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 »
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Tweed River High School students are benefitting from a new automotive and
engineering centre thanks to a $1 million investment from the Federal Government.
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today visited the fa... read more »
Monday, 20 February 2017
A new working group established by the Turnbull Government has met for the first time to map
out a national strategy to transform the delivery of career education to
students and better prepare them for life beyond school.
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the National
Career Education Strategy Working ... read more »
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Griffith University Gold Coast will bring the fun of
National Science Week to the Gold Coast after receiving $20,000 from the
Australian Government to deliver the Pop-Up Science Centre.
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and
Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon. Karen Andrews, congratulated Griffith
University for its ef... read more »
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
From today, children aged two to five will
have immediate and free access to Kalydeco® (ivacaftor) – a life-changing drug that
addresses the causes of cystic fibrosis rather than just the symptoms.
Member for McPherson, the Hon. Karen Andrews, welcomed
the news and said previously only children six years of age and
older with the G... read more »
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Training, the Hon Karen Andrews, says
Australians should not be fooled by Bill Shorten’s speech to the National Press Club today.
“Labor is no friend of apprentices and they have the dismal record to show it,” Minister Andrews said.
“With Bill Shorten playing a lead role... read more »
Monday, 30 January 2017
A new campaign has been launched aiming to put an extra 100 young people in the electorate of Dunkley on the path to a rewarding career in just 60 days and help boost the local skilled workforce in Melbourne’s southeast.
Federal Assistant Mi... read more »
Friday, 27 January 2017
The regional breakdown of the latest unemployment
figures has revealed some encouraging news for job seekers on the Gold Coast
according to Federal member for McPherson, Hon Karen Andrews.
Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
show the unemployment rate in the Gold Coast region is well below the national
... read more »
Friday, 27 January 2017
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has proposed a compromise solution to the discussion over what date we should
celebrate Australia Day.
“I propose we make the last Friday in January our national day in a move that could benefit all sides in the debate,” Mrs Andrews... read more »