Veterans’ Health Week to promote physical activity in veterans

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, today said Government grants are available to support events organised by local Ex-Service Organisations and community groups on the southern Gold Coast for Veterans’ Health Week 2017. Veterans Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, with the theme of ‘physical activity’. Mrs Andrews…

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Trade workshops open at Nerang State High School

State-of-the-art engineering and construction workshops at Nerang State High School were officially opened today and will help put students on the path to a rewarding job and career. Federal Member for McPherson and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews officially opened the new facilities as part of the $2.2 million GC Resource…

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Gold Coast Trades College Graduation

Good afternoon.  It’s a real honour for me to be here with you for your graduation as both the local federal member and the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills.   Congratulations on having completed your training – and congratulations on choosing vocational education and training as part of your study. What you learn here will…

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Australian Hairdressing Industry Conference Speech

It’s a pleasure to be here with you today at the Australian Hairdressing Industry Conference. Hairdressing and hairstyling are services that nearly everyone uses at some point in their lives – whether they’re a toddler, a retiree, or somewhere in between. I am just one of the many enthusiastic consumers of your services.  Yours is…

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Review of national vocational education legislation

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today announced a major review of the legislative framework governing the regulation of Australia’s VET sector. “I have appointed Valerie Braithwaite, Professor at the Australian National University’s School of Regulation and Global Governance, to lead the review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act…

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Locals Urged to Back Online M1 Petition

Southern Gold Coast residents are being asked to join a new push to secure funding to widen the M1 to Tugun by signing an online petition. Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said the petition was part of her ongoing plan to put pressure on both Canberra and the State Government to ensure that funding…

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The Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017 Second Reading Speech

The Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017 gives effect to greater student protection measures, and strengthens the arrangements for governing quality in the higher education and international education sectors.  This Bill is a further plank in the Turnbull Government’s ongoing efforts to protect students and taxpayers from the unscrupulous behaviour that…

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Local Drug Action Team applications now open

The second round of applications are now open for local Gold Coast organisations to join the Turnbull Government’s Local Drug Action Team program.  Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said community groups across Australia are joining forces to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction.  “We need to work together to…

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