Major works begin on M1 Mudgeeraba to Varsity Upgrade

The official “sod turning” and commencement of major works to upgrade the Mudgeeraba to Varsity section of the M1 has been welcomed by Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews. “This vital upgrade is something I have worked with our community to achieve.  I am delighted that we will finally see the commencement of works to…

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Pioneering ways to improve the language and employment for new migrants

The Federal Government is set to trial new projects within the Adult English Migrant Program (AMEP) to improve employment outcomes and boost language confidence for new migrants. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the trial projects have been announced through AMEP’s inaugural Innovative Projects initiative. “The projects include a podcast for…

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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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Southern Gold Coast Roads to see Upgrades thanks to New Funding

Currumbin Creek Road is set to be upgraded thanks to two funding packages announced today that will together provide over $1.3 million for repairs following Cyclone Debbie and for safety upgrades. $787,966 is being contributed by Commonwealth, State and Local Governments out of a $40 million Betterment Fund to restore sections of Currumbin Creek Road…

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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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AFL stars champion benefits of VET

A representative from each AFL club will champion the benefits of vocational education and training (VET) during the 2018 premiership season, as part of a partnership between AFL SportsReady and the Australian Government.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews visited AFL SportsReady headquarters for the launch of the first of a series…

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