Leaps and bounds for Industry funding

Ten innovative Australian businesses will today share in $200,000 of funding to overcome barriers to commercialisation and take their technology to the next level. The funding is through the Leap Vouchers program of the Liberal National Government’s Industry Growth Centre for the energy resources sector, NERA. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said NERA’s program will help small to medium…

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Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre gets change at the top

Mr Paul Cooper, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC).  Mr Cooper has been on the AMGC board since 2015 and is the owner of a Brisbane-based electronics manufacturing company that exports to the United States, India, and Germany. He will take over from Mr Andrew Stevens who is stepping down to assume the…

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Gold Coast schools encouraged to take action against bullying

Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, has encouraged teachers and school leaders on the Gold Coast to take action against bullying. Minister Andrews said registrations were now open for schools to sign up to the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 15 March 2019. “The National Day of Action is a national movement against bullying and cyberbullying, and…

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Funding to support women and children escaping domestic violence

Hundreds more women and children escaping domestic and family violence will have a safe place to sleep with a $78 million investment by the Liberal National Government. This investment includes a $60 million grants program for eligible organisations to provide new or expanded emergency accommodation facilities for those escaping domestic and family violence. Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, said this program…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Parliament House, Canberra, Subjects: CRC-P Critical Minerals, manufacturing, Coastal shipping sector

E&OE: Karen Andrews: Well good morning. It's an absolute pleasure to be here this morning to announce the next round of funding for CRC Projects. Importantly, this is a $20 million commitment from the Liberal National Government to support critical minerals here in Australia. So this is the first time that CRC Projects have targeted critical minerals; we know…

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Liberal National Government record funding to strengthen aged care

Senior Australians on the Gold Coast will benefit from a nationwide allocation of an additional $662 million for essential aged care services, including 10,000 home care packages around Australia, as the Liberal National Government’s More Choices for a Longer Life program ramps up. Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews welcomed the investment, saying it will increase aged care access and…

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Doorstop – Building Ministers’ Forum, Hobart – Subjects: Cladding, Building Ministers’ Forum

E&OE Karen Andrews: So, today the building ministers from states and territories and, of course, with the Commonwealth Government have reached a significant milestone in protecting Australians into the future. Agreement has been reached at the Building Ministers’ Forum today in respect of the future of cladding in this country. An agreement has been reached by all ministers at…

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