Chartering New Territories in Space

Entering new frontiers, the Coalition Government has approved the Australian Space Agency’s Charter to support development of national civil space priorities.  The Charter, released today, specifies that an independent, skills-based Advisory Board will provide advice to the Agency Head, Dr Megan Clark AC. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the Charter builds on the Coalition’s establishment of the Australian…

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Round four of the Coalition Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program opens

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, is today encouraging community organisations and local businesses to get on board to support the opening of round four of the Coalition Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP). Greater access to mobile services in regional Australia improve the ability to keep in contact with family and friends; allow better access by farmers to online services…

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Delivering tax relief for small and medium-sized businesses on the southern Gold Coast

21,602 southern Gold Coast small businesses are set to benefit from tax cuts delivered five years early, with the Federal Government passing legislation through the Parliament.   “This is great news for small and medium-sized businesses on the southern Gold Coast and the locals they employ.  We are delivering on our commitment and much earlier than expected,” Karen Andrews, Member for…

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Queensland encouraged to support Carers Week 2018

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, is encouraging Australians to acknowledge the enormous contribution of Australia’s carers this week. National Carers Week provides an opportunity to highlight the invaluable work of Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers to our families, communities and the nation. “One in eight Australians care for a family member or friend who needs support due to disability, age, mental illness, or long-term…

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Support for headspace boosts youth mental health in McPherson

Mental health care for young Australians is set for a $51.8 million funding boost. Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said the Government’s extra investment in the national network of headspace centres and the digital portal, headspace, means young people will have access to around 14,000 additional services nationally, shorter wait times and extra clinical staff. “We want young people…

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Funding boost to McPherson services for financially disadvantaged

Australians experiencing financial hardship will benefit from $50 million in funding in the first of three Financial Wellbeing and Capability Activity grants announcements.    Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher announced on 2 October 2018 that 65 organisations will use the funding to offer critical services in financial resilience across every state and territory. “This funding is designed…

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Delivering tax relief for small and medium businesses in McPherson sooner

The Liberal-Nationals Government will deliver additional tax relief to 21,602 small and medium businesses in McPherson, five years earlier than planned. “This is good news for McPherson – lower company tax means more investment, more jobs and higher wages,” Minister Andrews said. “We will introduce legislation during the next session of Parliament, fast-tracking our business tax relief for 21,602 small and…

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Helping businesses to export and create new opportunities

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, has launched a $20 million program that will help small and medium businesses grow, export and generate local Australian jobs. The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs Initiative, announced in the 2018–19 Budget, will fund successful applicants to develop local and regional hubs that will…

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BUILDING INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS TO GET LOCAL RESULTS

New Coalition Government grants totalling $8 million will help partnerships between Australian research organisations and businesses to team up with international partners and commercialise research, creating new opportunities and jobs. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today launched the second round of the Australian Government’s Global Innovation Linkages (GIL) program and encouraged research…

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