POWERFUL NEW REFORMS TO ENSURE BETTER CARE FOR SOUTHERN GOLD COAST’S OLDER RESIDENTS

Significant reforms announced today will ensure senior residents on the southern Gold Coast will receive safe, quality aged care. The Turnbull Government has announced reforms in aged care regulation, compliance, and complaints handling.  These will be brought together under a new independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, has welcomed…

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$1 Billion Federal Funding delivered to fix the M1

The notorious M1 bottleneck on the southern Gold Coast can now be fixed, with the Federal Government making a significant $1 billion commitment to get the job done, Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has announced. “After a long and hard fight, this is great news for local residents and I’m delighted that we are…

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Skills and training to play critical role in naval ship building

The establishment of a Naval Shipbuilding College will help drive a new wave of skills development in Australia, according to Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews. The Turnbull Government today announced the Naval Shipbuilding College will be established and managed by the Naval Shipbuilding Institute which will collaborate with key education and…

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Naval shipbuilding college to meet naval shipbuilding needs

The Naval Shipbuilding College will be established and managed by the Naval Shipbuilding Institute to work with shipbuilders to understand their workforce requirements throughout the different stages of project construction and sustainment, while leveraging a national network of education and training providers to deliver the specific skills required.  Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher…

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GRANTS SUPPORTING SOUTHERN GOLD COAST EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, today announced that applications are now open for the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants and Grants-in-Aid for ex-service organisations. “These grants will help southern Gold Coast ex-service organisations provide vital advocacy services for current and former serving men and women which help veterans with their compensation…

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Australia’s brightest young historians recognised

From the first battle of Bullecourt, to self-sacrifice and the conscription referendum, some of Australia’s brightest young historians have been exploring the history of World War 1 as part of one of the country’s most prestigious history competitions.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Training representing the Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham welcomed…

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