Gold Coast schools encouraged to take action against bullying

Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, has encouraged teachers and school leaders on the Gold Coast to take action against bullying. Minister Andrews said registrations were now open for schools to sign up to the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 15 March 2019. “The National Day of Action is a national movement against bullying and cyberbullying, and…

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Funding to support women and children escaping domestic violence

Hundreds more women and children escaping domestic and family violence will have a safe place to sleep with a $78 million investment by the Liberal National Government. This investment includes a $60 million grants program for eligible organisations to provide new or expanded emergency accommodation facilities for those escaping domestic and family violence. Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, said this program…

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Liberal National Government record funding to strengthen aged care

Senior Australians on the Gold Coast will benefit from a nationwide allocation of an additional $662 million for essential aged care services, including 10,000 home care packages around Australia, as the Liberal National Government’s More Choices for a Longer Life program ramps up. Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews welcomed the investment, saying it will increase aged care access and…

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Driving down cost of child care on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, said the Morrison Government’s reforms to child care were driving down out-of-pocket costs for parents on the Gold Coast. Minister Andrews said since our Government’s Child Care Subsidy was introduced on 2 July 2018, out-of-pocket child care costs for families had reduced by 10.4 per cent. “The Morrison Government is providing record funding and greater…

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$1.8 million to get older Australians on the path to an active lifestyle with parkrun Australia

Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews has welcomed a $1.8 million Move It Aus Better Ageing investment in parkrun Australia.  parkrun Australia is among 27 organisations to share in the $22.9 million Liberal National Government’s Better Ageing Grants over the next two years.  Sport Australia will administer the initiative to encourage older Australians to live active lives. Community parkrun events are…

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Nominations open for PM’s Science Prize

The quest to find Australia’s top scientists, innovators and science teachers is on again with nominations opening for this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. From pure research to innovative commercial applications to teaching excellence, the prizes recognise our best and brightest. This year nominating is easier than ever, to ensure as many nominations as possible. Nominations close on…

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Non-compliance targeted in the building industry

Key talks about non-compliance in Australia’s building industry will be held at this week’s Building Ministers’ Forum, chaired by the Australian Government, following a fire at the Spencer Street high-rise apartment building in Melbourne. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Melbourne fire and emergency events concerning the Opal Tower in Sydney, emphasise the need for all governments to…

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Benefits of a stronger economy flowing onto the Gold Coast

The benefits of a stronger economy are flowing to the Gold Coast, with the unemployment rate falling from 5.7% in September 2013 to 4.3%. Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, welcomed the news. “While Australians work hard to provide for their families, the Coalition Government is getting on with the job of helping to deliver a stronger economy,” Minister Andrews said.…

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Researchers and Industry working together

The Liberal National Government is creating significant new economic opportunities for Australians by strengthening the relationship between researchers and industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the latest National Survey of Research Commercialisation results show a dramatic increase in activity since the Coalition has been in government. There were more than 18,000 research contracts and collaborations in 2016,…

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