NSW adopts Commonwealth security of payment recommendations

The Coalition Government welcomes legislation passing through the New South Wales Parliament to protect subcontractors working in the state’s construction industry. The reforms in NSW adopt key recommendations of the national Review of Security of Payment Laws. Conducted by John Murray AM, the Review made 86 recommendations to improve protections for small businesses and address the high insolvency rates in the construction…

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Currumbin E-waste Warriors want your E-waste

Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews is calling on the local community to support the Currumbin Community Special School E-waste Warriors by donating E-waste to the school. Mrs Andrews said “I recently visited the Currumbin Community Special School E-waste Warriors and was so impressed with the program.  Recycling unwanted E-waste provides wonderful learning outcomes for their students. I encourage the local…

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Making Australia a world leader in Cyber Security

Two new landmark reports will guide the Coalition Government’s actions to make Australia a world leader in cyber security by creating the expertise and jobs we need to succeed in this rapidly expanding and critical global market. The global cyber security market is expected to be worth US$250 billion by 2026 and the Coalition Government is committed to ensuring we…

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LABOR’S RETIREE TAX TO HIT THE GOLD COAST

Retirees on the Gold Coast stand to lose thousands of dollars from their nest egg every year under Labor’s retiree tax. “There are more than 17,000 locals whose hard earned savings will be raided by Labor through its retiree tax,” local Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews said. “Of those adversely impacted, on average, individuals lose $2,200 a year…

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It’s Time to Recognise Our Unsung Local Heroes

Nominations are now open for the 2019 McPherson Community Awards, which celebrate the outstanding contributions residents make to our local community. Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, says the awards highlight the invaluable support volunteers give to local organisations and clubs. “Australians are renowned for their dedicated service to a wide variety of community groups, events, and local activities, and the…

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Boosting language learning among the Gold Coast’s kids

More of the Gold Coast’s youngest minds will get the opportunity to learn a foreign language with an expansion to the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program. ELLA uses a play-based digital application to teach preschool children a second language. Local MP Karen Andrews said the expansion of the ELLA program into more preschools and primary schools will give many more…

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Victorian State Election result and Federal Parliament’s final sitting fortnight of the year

TRANSCRIPT – 91.7 ABC GOLD COAST  26/11/2018 Nicole Dyer: Liberals from Victoria meeting the Prime Minister and Treasurer in Canberra today to discuss the stunning defeat, as Federal parliament enters its final sitting fortnight of the year. Joining you now is the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Local Coast MP andmember for McPherson Karen Andrews. Karen, Good Morning.…

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Sky’s the limit for Australian Optical Astronomy

The Coalition Government has officially launched Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO), a new national optical astronomy entity.   AAO will bring together and boost Australia’s existing strengths in optical technology. The AAO will take on a commercial and industry focus, while continuing strong engagement with the global community by designing and developing equipment for world-leading facilities.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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Growing Australia’s Hydrogen Industry

A burgeoning Australian hydrogen industry is one step closer with a new partnership between CSIRO and Fortescue Metals Group. CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall and Fortescue Founder and Chairman Andrew Forrest AO announced the partnership in Queensland today. Minster for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the partnership would create more Australian jobs and new industries, as well…

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Questacon’s 30th Anniversary Celebration – Canberra

I’d like to welcome you all – and thank you for coming to share in this special celebration. Questacon has a special place in our hearts as a nation. One can hardly think of the broader Australian community engaging with science, technology, engineering and mathematics without Questacon coming into the equation. This is an institution that has become synonymous with inspiring…

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