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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Driving down cost of child care on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, said the Morrison Government’s reforms to child care were driving down out-of-pocket costs for parents on the Gold Coast. Minister Andrews said since our Government’s Child Care Subsidy was introduced on 2 July 2018, out-of-pocket child care costs for families had reduced by 10.4 per cent. “The Morrison Government is providing record funding and greater…

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$1.8 million to get older Australians on the path to an active lifestyle with parkrun Australia

Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews has welcomed a $1.8 million Move It Aus Better Ageing investment in parkrun Australia.  parkrun Australia is among 27 organisations to share in the $22.9 million Liberal National Government’s Better Ageing Grants over the next two years.  Sport Australia will administer the initiative to encourage older Australians to live active lives. Community parkrun events are…

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Nominations open for PM’s Science Prize

The quest to find Australia’s top scientists, innovators and science teachers is on again with nominations opening for this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. From pure research to innovative commercial applications to teaching excellence, the prizes recognise our best and brightest. This year nominating is easier than ever, to ensure as many nominations as possible. Nominations close on…

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Non-compliance targeted in the building industry

Key talks about non-compliance in Australia’s building industry will be held at this week’s Building Ministers’ Forum, chaired by the Australian Government, following a fire at the Spencer Street high-rise apartment building in Melbourne. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Melbourne fire and emergency events concerning the Opal Tower in Sydney, emphasise the need for all governments to…

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Doorstop – Ground breaking for Gold Coast Airport Hotel

Topics: Gold Coast Airport Hotel ground breaking, cladding audits and Building Minister’s Forum  E&OE: Karen Andrews: Good morning, and it’s an absolute pleasure to be here this morning for the commencement of this brand spanking new facility here on the Gold Coast. We have long-needed and wanted an airport hotel. So I’m so happy that the first real steps have…

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