Powering our energy system with data

The Morrison Government is today launching a new platform that will build an ongoing capability for cutting edge data analytics in the energy sector to better inform Government, industry and consumers on the use of energy by Australian households and businesses.  The National Energy Analytics Research (NEAR) program uses modern data techniques to collect, integrate and enhance information on Australia’s…

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Leaps and bounds for Industry funding

Ten innovative Australian businesses will today share in $200,000 of funding to overcome barriers to commercialisation and take their technology to the next level. The funding is through the Leap Vouchers program of the Liberal National Government’s Industry Growth Centre for the energy resources sector, NERA. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said NERA’s program will help small to medium…

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Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre gets change at the top

Mr Paul Cooper, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC).  Mr Cooper has been on the AMGC board since 2015 and is the owner of a Brisbane-based electronics manufacturing company that exports to the United States, India, and Germany. He will take over from Mr Andrew Stevens who is stepping down to assume the…

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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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