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,…

Spotlight on STEM for National Science Week

Australians from all walks of life are invited to celebrate all things science and technology at more than 1,900 registered events across the country for National Science Week. Held from 10-18 August, National Science Week is the annual opportunity for Australians to meet scientists, discuss hot topics, do an experiment and celebrate the social and…

Collaborations to develop new technologies

The Morrison Government is backing Australian industry to create the jobs of the future by providing over $30 million to support the development of new technologies, including our critical minerals potential.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Government will fund 16 projects under round 7 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects…

Backing Smart Energy Resources Projects

The Morrison Government is backing the next generation of Australian technology pioneers by locking in $2 million to help deliver the future of energy resources innovation.  The funding has been made available through NERA (National Energy Resources Australia), the Government's Industry Growth Centre for the oil, gas and energy resources sector. Minister for Industry, Science…

Celebrating McPherson’s hardworking principals

Karen Andrews MP has encouraged students, parents and school communities in McPherson to say a big ‘thank-you’ to their principal and celebrate Australian Primary Principals Day. Ms Andrews said principals played a critical role in the lives and education of our children. “Principals contribute to the school community and are vital to the success of…