At the very first meeting of the new Morrison Ministry we pledged to always be "on the side of the Australian people".
The Prime Minister further expanded on our priorities and approach to bringing Australians together in his excellent Albury speech "Until the Bell Rings". It's well worth a read and shows the deep convictions that Scott Morrison brings to the job.
This month has certainly been a reflection of the energy and positivity the new team has with the Government announcing, among many other things:
- a coordinated approach to helping our farmers survive the drought;
- the smallest budget deficit in 10 years, proving we are on track to deliver a surplus as promised;
- a new method for calculating school funding that gives parents more choice;
- the establishment of a Royal Commission into Aged Care to help determine ways to improve the sector.
In my new cabinet portfolio of Industry, Science and Technology, I've been pleased to advance Australia's rapidly growing space industry and start implementing our plan to encourage more women in STEM. It's been a great honour to hit the ground running in this important portfolio.
There's a real sense of renewal and a determination to deliver within the Government. I thank everyone who has conveyed messages of congratulations on my elevation to Cabinet and I welcome your feedback and support over the coming months.
Until next month,
Karen Andrews MP
Federal Member for McPherson
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