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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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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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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