Millions for smart businesses to take the next step

Sixteen small businesses across Australia will share in almost $10 million under the Liberal National Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation grants.  The latest round of funding will help the businesses take their products to market, growing the Australian economy and creating more jobs. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the grants were designed to accelerate the development of high…

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Helping start-ups take on the world

The Liberal National Government is providing $2 million to help foster Australian start-ups in key sectors like agricultural technology, hardware development and advanced manufacturing. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews congratulated the six successful applicants, which will receive the funding under the $23 million Incubator Support initiative.  “Incubators like these and the start-ups they support play a critical role…

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Putting data to work from the ground up

Australian farmers and investors will be better informed to make agricultural decisions thanks to a new platform that comprehensively assesses and monitors land. Launched today by CSIRO and startup Digital Agriculture Services, the Rural Intelligence Platform delivers reliable farm data and analytics directly to farmers, industry and government bodies. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews welcomed the new platform…

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Gold Coast receives Roads to Recovery funding

Gold Coast City Council will receive almost $24 million in funding under the Liberal National Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Local MP Karen Andrews said the Gold Coast City Council will receive $23,676,058 over the 2019−20 to 2023−24 period. “These allocations under the Roads to Recovery Program are great news for the Gold Coast,” Minister Andrews said. “The funding provides the Gold…

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Strengthening mental health services and job security on the Gold Coast

The Liberal National Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services. Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews welcomed the announcement, and said the funding will be provided through the Government’s innovative 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs).  “PHN’s were setup as an independent regional health…

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Test lab pilot program prepares for revolution

A new program designed to prepare businesses for the fourth industrial revolution will take place in six selected Australian universities. The University of Queensland, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of South Australia, the University of Western Australia and Swinburne University of Technology have been chosen to participate in the pilot program. These institutions join the University of Tasmania,…

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Australians set to benefit from new physical activity grants

Local MP, Karen Andrews is calling on sport and physical activity providers on the Gold Coast to apply for funding under a national $28.9 million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active. The Liberal Nationals Sport Participation Grants program was launched today by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie, enabling national sporting organisations, national sporting organisations for people with a…

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Science and Industry combine for a dream come true

Sleep apnoea sufferers are one step closer to a good night’s rest thanks to the combined efforts of industry, the Liberal National Government and CSIRO. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Queensland medical device company Oventus had worked with CSIRO to produce a breakthrough sleeping aid to deal with the problem.   “This is a world first product that…

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Interview – AM ABC Radio with Kim Landers – Opal Tower & the construction industry and Peter Dutton

Kim Landers: Do you think the apartment boom in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane has led to falling construction standards? Minister Andrews: There are a number of issues that impact on building issues and there have been a number of reports that have been prepared over a number of years. Most recently the Building Minister’s Forum which is comprised of State…

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