Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week on the southern Gold Coast

Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year with a $1.4 million grants round.  Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, is encouraging communities to apply for a grant to host a local celebration here on the southern Gold Coast. “NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture…

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Supporting unpaid carers on the southern Gold Coast

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said unpaid carers on the southern Gold Coast would benefit from $85.6 million in additional funding for support services. Mrs Andrews said the new support services were in recognition of the important contribution unpaid carers were providing to their families, the southern Gold Coast community, and the nation. “The Turnbull…

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Protecting apprentices from dodgy trainers and employers

The Turnbull Government has a well-established track record of protecting the rights of apprentices, trainees and students engaged in vocational education and training. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said claims by Labor Senator Doug Cameron about apprentices not being protected were beyond ridiculous given the reputational damage Labor inflicted on VET.…

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Further signs of success of online training records system

More than 300,000 training records have now been viewed online and almost 60,000 downloaded, in a significant indication of the success of the Coalition Government’s Unique Student Identifier (USI) initiative.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said since May 2017 Australian graduates have been able to use their USI to access an…

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Education and skills key to meeting 21st century challenges

A meeting of education ministers from Commonwealth nations provides an opportunity to learn from others and share the important work being done to boost Australia’s skills base, and how it could help communities strengthen their workforces around the world.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, is attending the 20th Conference of Commonwealth…

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