Space upgrades for Tasmania

The Morrison Government is upgrading Tasmania’s space tracking facilities with $1.2 million in funding, as part of the Space Infrastructure Fund. Improving Tasmanian space facilities will further cement Australia’s place in the global space industry, along with Europe, North and South America and Asia. Strengthening our international connections and upgrading Tasmania’s facilities to a commercial standard will boost our share of…

$5 million for National Dust Diseases Taskforce

The Morrison Government will invest $5 million to establish a National Dust Diseases Taskforce to develop a national approach for the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia. The funding will also establish a National Dust Diseases Register, commission new research to support understanding, prevention and treatment of preventable occupational lung…

Bringing Engineering to the Classroom

Australian primary school students will be introduced to the transforming power of engineering in a $6.2 million Morrison Government program.Funded in the latest Budget, the Engineering is Elementary program will introduce students to the skills and concepts needed to pursue a career as an engineer. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said young…

Commemorating ANZAC Day locally

Local MP Karen Andrews is encouraging the Gold Coast community to reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who have served our nation on Anzac Day 2019.  Minister Andrews says services will be held on the Southern Gold Coast, including;   Burleigh Heads Dawn Service: 4.15am – Short march commences at Connor Street to Cenotaph, corner of Connor Street…

Gold Coast tourism continues to skyrocket

More Aussies are holidaying at home and are spending record amounts across the Gold Coast during their visits, according to the latest National Visitor Survey (NVS), released today. The results show visitor spending by Australians is on the up locally, reaching more than $3.5 billion, while nationally it’s hit a record $72.7 billion, an increase of 13 per cent…

2019 Celebrating National Science Week Grants

From chemistry in the kitchen, to tracking meteor ‘fireballs’ through the sky, 53 projects will share in over $720,000 through the Coalition Government’s 2019 National Science Week Grants. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the aim of the grants was to support science engagement activities for universities, community groups and the public.…

Labor’s Scare on Local Hospital Funding

Funding for Gold Coast Hospitals, including Robina Hospital, will more than double under the Liberal National Party Government, Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has reassured local residents. “The Labor party is making claims about funding being ripped out of the system – this is completely untrue.  It’s a blatant scare to win votes and…

Connecting space and Boeing

The Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent with The Boeing Company, as part of the mission to grow Australia’s space industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing with the world’s largest aerospace company signified the global ambitions of the Agency. “Boeing’s ongoing commitment to supporting science, technology, engineering and maths education, including…

$25M turbo charges battery development

The Morrison Government is energising specialist battery manufacturing by providing an industry-led cooperative research centre with a $25 million grant to help the sector. The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will help tackle industry‑identified gaps in the battery industries value chain, support battery deployment and optimise the circular economy for battery waste recycling. The CRC will focus on three research…

Strenthening science ties with China

A $4.7 million boost from the Coalition Government will strengthen innovation and science links with China to help tackle challenges facing key industry sectors, with a focus on developing medical and alternative energy security technology. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Australia-China Science and Research Fund investment will bolster global partnerships and fuel economic growth.  “Strengthening our global…