Major transport boost for Gold Coast

The Morrison Government is funding fast-tracked improvements to Gold Coast roads and public transport, to boost the economy, create new jobs and get you home sooner and safer. Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said $264 million is being injected into projects on the Southern Gold Coast as part of a $1.9 billion package for South East Queensland. ... read more »


The food and grocery manufacturing industry in South East Queensland generated more than $7.5 billion last year, a new economic snapshot has found. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the industry is a vitally important contributor to the local economy, as shown in the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s South East Q... read more »

Gold Coast locals urged to act to prevent loss of life from melanoma

The number of people on the Gold Coast losing their lives to the deadliest form of skin cancer will continue unless SunSmart measures are followed every day and locals adhere to regular skin checks in order to receive timely access to treatment. Speaking at Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club, Melanoma Patients Australia CEO Victoria... read more »


Technology that brings WiFi to farms in mobile blackspots and smart ear tags which improve traceability of livestock are among a series of projects to receive support from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said seven businesses will share in $2.8 million in the latest round of Accelerating Commerc... read more »


As young schoolies hit Surfers Paradise today, employment provider BUSY At Work is aiming to get 150 youth into apprenticeships and traineeships before 31 December 2019.  Member for McPherson and Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews MP, will officially launch the GC150 at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary this morning.&... read more »

AI the next frontier to solving national challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will build new industries and transform existing ones, unlock new jobs, and tackle national issues according to a new report released today by the Morrison Government. The roadmap, developed by CSIRO’s Data61, highlights opportunities for AI to solve some of Australia’s biggest national challenges. Minist... read more »

Boosting support for small and family businesses

The Morrison Government is making it easier for small and family businesses to find the services they need to grow, prosper and create new jobs, with a revamped and more user-focused website. The updated website is a key recommendation of the Small Business Advisory Group’s report Unlocking the potential of Minist... read more »

Connecting local researchers to global markets

The Morrison Government is backing Australian small businesses and researchers to grow and create local jobs, with $1.6 million to connect them with global markets. 20 researchers and 14 small businesses are being supported in Round 4 of the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews... read more »

Unlocking ways to help Tasmanian businesses grow

Tasmania’s best and brightest will today explore creative solutions to help local micro-businesses grow and create jobs, as part of the next National Innovation Games. More than 95 per cent of Tasmania’s 40,000 businesses are small businesses, and the majority of these are what we term micro-businesses, which are businesses with annual revenue of ... read more »


Gold Coasters will today commemorate the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP, is encouraging the local community to participate in their local commemorative service and observe a minute’s silence at 11am to remember the Australian service men and women who have suffere... read more »
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