Joint Release with the Assistant Education Minister, Hon Sussan Ley – Gold Coast Childcare Fees Soar

Child care fees on the Gold Coast are now averaging over $300 per week for parents working full-time, Federal Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley revealed today. Ms Ley will join local MP Karen Andrews (McPherson) on the Gold Coast today to listen to local concerns about child care red tape and the pressure it is putting on educators and fees.Read More

Local Community Achievers Celebrated

73 local residents have been recognised for their dedicated voluntary work and contribution to the Gold Coast, as recipients of the 2014 McPherson Community Achievers Awards. Local Member for McPherson Karen Andrews presented the Awards in a special ceremony at the Robina Town Centre and praised the award winners as being the “heart and soul” of our community.Read More

Local Grants Salute Gold Coast Veterans

The Gold Coast community has received a funding boost to help commemorate our veterans and their proud history of service, Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has announced. Mrs Andrews said two local southern Gold Coast organisations had received a total of $5,000 in funding under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants programme to fund commemorative projects.Read More

Repeal Day to Benefit Local Coast Economy

Gold Coast businesses and community groups will begin to have their red tape burden lifted as the Federal Government declares tomorrow “Repeal Day”. McPherson MP Karen Andrews is looking forward to voting for an ‘Omnibus’ Bill that will lift 10,000 regulations and lower compliance costs nationally by a massive $700 million dollars.Read More

Andrews Calls on Coast to nominate an outstanding Science Teacher

The search is on for Australia’s best scientists and science teachers with the opening of nominations for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Local McPherson MP Karen Andrews, who Chairs the Parliamentary Friends of Science, is calling on the Gold Coast to nominate our best Science teachers for recognition. Read More

Science meets Parliament: an opportunity for advancement

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews and Member for Corio, Richard Marles have welcomed scientists to Parliament House as part of the annual Science meets Parliament program. Ms Andrews and Mr Marles are co-chairs of the Parliamentary Friends of Science – an initiative launched to increase recognition of the importance of science across all political parties. Read More

Ride, Walk, Scoot or Skate to School – Ride2School Day

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews is encouraging local parents and school students to get active and join in the fun next Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by participating in this year’s annual National Ride2School Day. “National Ride2School Day is the perfect opportunity for students – and their parents and teachers – to get a taste of just how fun and easy riding or walking to school can be,” Mrs Andrews said.Read More