$1 million for currumbin wildlife hospital

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital will receive up to $1 million funding from a re-elected Morrison Government under a plan to support koala populations in South East Queensland and Northern NSW. The commitment is part of a $6 million initiative which would also provide grants to protect koala habitats in the region. Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews has been a passionate advocate for…

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New Gold Coast flights good for the Seoul

A new direct flight service will connect the Gold Coast and South Korea, in a major boost for the city’s tourism industry and our local economy. Jetstar has announced it will become the first low cost carrier to fly direct between Australia and Seoul, with three flights a week in and out of the Gold Coast. Federal Gold Coast MP…

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Strengthening Australia’s Recycling Industry

The Morrison Government will strengthen Australia’s recycling sector and help local manufacturers deliver a healthier environment, while growing jobs in the nation’s recycling industry. A re-elected Morrison Government will reduce plastic wastage and boost plastics recycling with $20 million in funding to be allocated through round 8 of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Projects grants program, as part of the cleaner…

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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…

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ADC Forum Australian Leadership Retreat – Gold Coast

** Check against delivery ** Ladies and gentlemen, it’s great to be here today, and I thank the ADC Forum for inviting me to speak to you. How fitting that one of my first speeches since being sworn back in as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology is at my home, the Gold Coast. This portfolio is at the centre of the Morrison…

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$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…

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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…

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TRANSCRIPT – 4CRB talkback with Steve Stuttle

Topics: 2019 Federal Election E&OE: Steve: On 4CRB. My name is Steve and we have the Honourable member for McPherson, Karen Andrews was due come in at 10 o'clock this morning but uh, has to get away a bit earlier so she's popped into a little bit earlier. Thanks for joining us. Karen.  Karen Andrews: Pleasure to be back Steve, and…

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TRANSCRIPT – Doorstop – Robina Hospital

Topics: Labor’s lies on funding for Gold Coast hospitals and Light Rail. E&OE: Karen Andrews: Labor needs to put up or shut up with its disgraceful lies and scare mongering about funding for Robina Hospital. This isn’t the Wild West and Labor doesn’t get to say and do anything that it wants. Under Labor funding for…

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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…

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