GOLD COASTERS INVITED TO “GIVE BACK” TO LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED

Gold Coast residents are being invited to support local families and contribute to new Gold Coast Charity “Baby Give Back” through a special Christmas Collection being conducted by Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews. “I am delighted to launch a Christmas Collection for “Baby Give Back” – a local charity that provides goods to families…

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100th Anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, attended a moving ceremony at Mudgeeraba today to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and the famous charge of the Australian Light Horse. Mrs Andrews unveiled a plaque at the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum and spoke about the significance of this important battle in Australian history.…

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Reports on student views of VET shows need for Government’s career education strategy

Two research papers, released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), offer a valuable insight into students’ post-school aspirations for vocational education and training (VET). The papers investigate the drivers influencing students’ thinking and behaviour, and awareness of career pathways. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said the reports,…

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Local small businesses among 300,000 to benefit from instant asset write-off

CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Coalition Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data, including around 2,500 on the southern Gold Coast,” Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews said.  “The instant asset write-off is directly helping small businesses in increase their bottom lines and improving cash flow…

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Aussie skills shine on the world stage

The world’s largest and most prestigious international skills competition has wrapped up with 4 competitors from Australia taking home medals in their selected fields. The 44th WorldSkills Competition was held in Abu Dhabi this week with participants showcasing their skills in a wide range of fields, from 3D digital game art to hairdressing, welding and…

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NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE TO DELIVER AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE ELECTRICITY

The Turnbull Government will accept the recommendation of the Energy Security Board (ESB) for a new National Energy Guarantee to deliver more affordable and reliable electricity while meeting our international commitments. Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said under The Guarantee households and businesses across the southern Gold Coast would have access to affordable and reliable…

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Higher Apprenticeships Pilot on course for success

An innovative pilot program that partners training providers with industry is providing positive results. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, visited Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and met with participants of the Industry 4.0 Higher Apprenticeships Pilot. “One of five pilots in a $9.2 million program funded by the Australian Government,…

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Southern Gold Coast preschools urged to offer language learning in 2018

Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews is encouraging local preschools to introduce southern Gold Coast preschoolers to a new language in 2018. Applications are now open for participation in the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program which engages preschoolers with languages other than English through a series of fun, play-based apps thatare aligned to the…

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Armistice Day Centenary Grants

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, today encouraged the local community to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War. Mrs Andrews said…

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