Gold Coast NDIS providers encouraged to apply for Transition Assistance Funding

The Australian Government has opened the second round of Transition Assistance Funding to help businesses build their workforce capabilities to effectively operate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP said Gold Coast businesses could share in the total funding pool of $8.8 million, with 440 grants worth up to…

Improving automated decision making

Australian researchers will make the world a safer place to use automated decision making. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $31.8 million to establish a research centre to investigate responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision making. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society…

Construction begins on Gold Coast’s newest Special Assistance School

Ground-breaking work has begun on the Gold Coast’s newest Special Assistance School, Arcadia College in Robina. The $11.4 million private education facility is an expansion of the secondary school’s Varsity Lakes campus, and will be located at Centreline Place in Robina. Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP, said the new 3,000sqm building will increase…

Game on for National Innovation Games

The Morrison Government is helping small businesses to grow and create more jobs, with the launch of the National Innovation Games on the Gold Coast today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said ten teams of businesses, students and graduates will put their minds to the test in the competition, which fosters creative…

Delivering a fair and competitive car retailing sector

The Morrison Government will reform the new car retailing sector, to make the system fairer for consumers, dealers and manufacturers.   Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said a range of reforms to automotive franchising arrangements will be considered, after a recent public consultation.  “We have heard the concerns of those within the sector…

A greener recycling industry

The Morrison Government is taking practical steps toward a cleaner environment with a new $20 million commitment for innovative projects to grow our domestic recycling industry. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the funding was part of his Government’s commitment to work with the states to establish a timetable to ban the export of waste plastic,…