Southern Gold Coast service providers encouraged to apply for funding under new arrangements

Local community organisations who deliver vital social services are encouraged to apply for grant funding under the new Department of Social Services grant arrangements, Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said today. read more »

McPherson Y20 Youth Forum Success

An enthusiastic group of young people from southern Gold Coast schools, universities and community groups joined Y20 delegate Jonathan Pavetto and local member Karen Andrews at the Y20 Youth Forum held at Bond University this morning. read more »

Bond University receives Grant for Top University Research

Bond University has received $50,000 in Commonwealth funding for a research and development project to ensure business school graduates are job-ready, Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has announced. read more »

$264,000 To fix Christine Avenue Black Spot

An intersection identified as a traffic ‘black spot’ at Burleigh Waters will be improved with over quarter of a million dollars funding from the Federal Government, local Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has announced. read more »

A responsible Budget for the Future

The first Budget of the Abbott Government takes the tough but responsible decisions necessary to repair the budget to ensure future economic growth and prosperity, Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said. read more »

Positive Reaction to the Federal Budget

Some positive responses to the Abbott Government's first budget - designed to take the tough measures necessary to fix the debt and deficits left by Labor. read more »

More Options for Local Youth with ADF Gap Year

Southern Gold Coast High School graduates will have the option of serving a “gap year” with the Defence Force next year, with the Abbott Government’s restoration of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year program. read more »

Gold Coast residents to have input on Teacher Education

Local Gold Coast residents will be able to have their say on putting students first and creating excellence in teacher education, with a public consultation process underway. Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said lifting the quality, professionalism and status of the teaching profession is at the heart of the Government’s Students First policy. “We have [...] read more »

Joint Release with the Assistant Education Minister, Hon Sussan Ley – Gold Coast Childcare Fees Soar

Child care fees on the Gold Coast are now averaging over $300 per week for parents working full-time, Federal Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley revealed today. Ms Ley will join local MP Karen Andrews (McPherson) on the Gold Coast today to listen to local concerns about child care red tape and the pressure it is putting on educators and fees. read more »

Local Community Achievers Celebrated

73 local residents have been recognised for their dedicated voluntary work and contribution to the Gold Coast, as recipients of the 2014 McPherson Community Achievers Awards. Local Member for McPherson Karen Andrews presented the Awards in a special ceremony at the Robina Town Centre and praised the award winners as being the “heart and soul” of our community. read more »
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