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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Benefits of a stronger economy flowing onto the Gold Coast

The benefits of a stronger economy are flowing to the Gold Coast, with the unemployment rate falling from 5.7% in September 2013 to 4.3%. Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, welcomed the news. “While Australians work hard to provide for their families, the Coalition Government is getting on with the job of helping to deliver a stronger economy,” Minister Andrews said.…

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Researchers and Industry working together

The Liberal National Government is creating significant new economic opportunities for Australians by strengthening the relationship between researchers and industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the latest National Survey of Research Commercialisation results show a dramatic increase in activity since the Coalition has been in government. There were more than 18,000 research contracts and collaborations in 2016,…

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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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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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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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