Places of Pride

Local MP, Karen Andrews is encouraging communities on the Gold Coast to contribute to the Australian War Memorial initiative Places of Pride— an online national register of war memorials will record the locations and images of every publicly accessible memorial in Australia. Minister Andrews said Places of Pride reminds Australians that, irrespective of distance, the stories told at the Australian War…

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Helping to better protect Australian businesses from counterfeiting

Australian businesses and consumers could soon have access to new technology to help protect their products from the risks of counterfeiting, thanks to a new initiative from the Liberal National Government.  The Smart Trade Mark is designed to help Australian businesses protect their goods from imitation products in overseas markets and improves consumer confidence by ensuring overseas customers purchase quality Australian-made…

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Funding helps twelve of the best to market

A high-tech gas turbine engine, featuring increased fuel efficiency and greater reliability for the recreational aircraft market is one of 12 Australian projects sharing in $4.9 million in funding under the Liberal-National Government’s latest Accelerating Commercialisation grants. The funding will be offered to help businesses from Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia take their products to market through trials, development and market testing. Minister for Industry,…

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Supporting the next generation of space entrepreneurs

Australia’s space industry continues to make leaps and bounds, with the Australian Space Agency today signing a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with Nova Systems. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing means more opportunities for joint investment in space systems and services. “The Liberal-National Government is committed to supporting projects and partnerships in our space sector…

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Funding helps develop cyber security projects

Three cyber security projects promoting international competitiveness and strengthening Australia’s cyber resilience will receive nearly $4 million in funding under the Liberal-National Government. The Cyber Security Growth Centre, AustCyber, selected the three recipients as the second allocation of matched funding under its Project Fund. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Australia’s cyber security sector had the potential to capture…

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Industry Growth Centres Showcase – Parliament House, Canberra

Welcome everyone to the Industry Growth Centres Showcase. It’s great to be able to do this here at Parliament House before the parliamentary year comes to a close. What this Showcase demonstrates is the role the Liberal-National Government’s Industry-led Growth Centres have in driving six key sectors of competitive strength and strategic priority to Australia. As you look around, you’ll see…

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Urgent sun safety warning as summer kicks off

It’s officially summer tomorrow and scorching new figures show the sun safety message isn’t sinking in, with half of all Queenslanders getting sunburnt every year. The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report revealed that only one in two children and one in five adults used daily sun protection and that 54 per cent of adults and 46 per cent of children were…

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Funding to help small businesses with cyber security

Small businesses will feel more secure, with the launch of a new $10 million cyber security initiative today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews said the grants initiative forms part of the Liberal-National Government’s Cyber Security Small Business Program. “The Liberal-National Government recognises that confidence in the security of data is vital both to businesses and their customers, and…

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$100 million investment in new PBS listings to fight cancer

Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews has today welcomed the Liberal National Government’s $100 million announcement that Australians fighting cancer will soon benefit when five new cancer listings are made available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).  Mrs Andrews said, “From December 1, eligible patients throughout the region with certain forms of leukaemia, advanced tumours of the intestine and pancreas, melanoma, bowel cancer…

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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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