Community Achievers Sought for 2014 McPherson Awards

Local community superheroes, many of whom work tirelessly but quietly behind the scenes, are soon to be revealed in this year’s McPherson Community Achiever Awards. Mrs Karen Andrews MP, Federal Member for McPherson, will be hosting the event for the fourth time since its establishment. read more »

New Helpline for Gold Coast Small Businesses

Local Gold Coast small business owners will now be able to access quick and stress-free workplace relations advice, with a new Helpline established by the Federal Government for employment advice. Member for McPherson Karen Andrews is urging Gold Coast businesses to take advantage of the small business priority service via the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94. read more »

Grants open for local TCF Small Businesses

Gold Coast small businesses in the textile, clothing and footwear sector are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to help them transform their business so they can thrive and compete at home and abroad. Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said the Coalition Government had opened Round 9 of the TCF Small Business Programme, which will provide grants totalling $2.5 million. read more »

Karen Andrews appointed Chair of Joint Public Works Committee

Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews has been promoted by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to a leadership role as Chair of the Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Public Works. Mrs Andrews welcomed her appointment as Chair of the important statutory Committee, of which she has been a Member for the past three years. read more »

Support our Troops this Christmas

Gold Coast residents are being encouraged to support Australia’s troops serving overseas this Christmas by donating to the RSL or Legacy – or by preparing and sending a care package. read more »

Karen Andrews hosts community Listening Posts

In between the first two sitting fortnights of the new Parliament, McPherson MP Karen Andrews is hosting community Listening Posts to give local residents the opportunity to discuss current issues. read more »

Gold Coast residents can now apply for Gallipoli Ballot

Gold coast residents who would like the opportunity to attend ANZAC Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015 are being encouraged to apply for the ballot by Member for McPherson Karen Andrews. read more »

Scrapping the cap on self-education expenses to help Coast residents

Hundreds of nurses, teachers, doctors and other hard working Gold Coast residents will be the big winners from the Government’s decision to reverse Labor’s cap on tax deductibility of self-education expenses, Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said. read more »

Streamlined Student Visas to boost Gold Coast Economy

The Gold Coast is set to benefit from a package of new measures to streamline Education visas for overseas students announced by the Coalition Government. read more »

Pacific Motorway upgrade on track for early finish – Joint Media Release

MOTORISTS will be able to enjoy the upgraded section of the Pacific Motorway between Worongary and Mudgeeraba six months earlier than expected, thanks to the completion date being brought forward to mid-2014. read more »
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