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LNP protecting Frontline Emergency Workers

Our hard-working emergency services workers have it tough enough protecting the community without the added worry of being physically attacked on the job.  More needs to be done to re-enforce the message that it is not acceptable to assault our front-line emergency services workers and police o... ... (28-Jun)

LNP’s Veterans’ Affairs Policy

The LNP has announced it will deliver Queensland’s first Veterans’ Affairs Policy if elected in the next state election. Our plan will improve services and provide more opportunities for our retired military personnel and include Queensland’s first Minister for Veterans’ Af... ... (28-Jun)

LNP Pledge to freeze car rego costs

A Tim Nicholls led Liberal-National Government has pledged to put a freeze on rego hikes for three years to help ease rising cost of living pressures for Queensland families. This comes as this Labor Government has just slugged Queensland families for the third year running with another 3.5% increa... ... (28-Jun)

Body Corporate Laws under review under review

People living in community titles schemes may be interested to give their feedback on the Queensland Government’s review of Queensland’s property laws.  Consultation closes on 5 May 2017. The review includes an examination of issues arising under legislation governing ownership, us... ... (27-Apr)

Community grants now available to make our roads safer

Local community groups, schools and Councils are invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to help improve safety for all road users. Groups have until 26 May to submit their application for funding under the Queensland Government’s Community Road Safety Grant Scheme which provides grants... ... (27-Apr)

Taxis and Ridesharing

Annastacia Palaszczuk has botched the introduction of ridesharing services, leaving thousands of taxi owners and operators angry, frustrated and out of pocket.  The LNP will treat drivers, owners and operators with respect as we try to repair the damage caused by this Labor Government. We w... ... (27-Apr)

Youth unemployment soars under Labor

I’ve been speaking to families at my local listening posts who say they are finding it hard to get their school leavers into apprenticeships.  And I’m concerned about new ABS figures that show unemployment rates for the Sunshine Coast are up 2.2% to 11%, despite the opening of our n... ... (27-Apr)

Sports Funding Wins for local clubs

Congratulations to local sports and recreation clubs who have been successful in the latest funding round of the State Government’s Get in the Game program. Two North Shore Clubs will receive large grants to upgrade their facilities and 13 lucky local clubs will receive grants of up to $10,00... ... (30-Nov)

Sunshine Coast businesses meet with Shadow Treasurer

I was delighted to welcome Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Small Business Minister, Scott Emerson to the Sunshine Coast to hear first-hand from small business owners about how to help businesses grow and create jobs. While there are glimmers of hope in the Sunshine Coast business community due to a tou... ... (30-Nov)

We are grateful - Thank you for your service

You can show your appreciation for those who serve and have served in the armed services by displaying one of these stickers. Please help to spread the message that we are always grateful and we ...remember them throughout the year - not just on Remembrance Day or Anzac Day. Along with some of ... ... (30-Nov)

Fairer debt-recovery system for victims of crime

Victims of crime should not have to wait years for court-ordered compensation to be paid to them through the State Penalties and Enforcement Agency (SPER). I spoke in Parliament on behalf of local residents Andy and Laurel Leach, who have been waiting over six years to receive a single dollar of t... ... (30-Nov)

Sunshine Coast Team working together

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester visited the Sunshine Coast to meet with the Sunshine Coast team and see first-hand some of the priority infrastructure projects we are lobbying for, including: ·     Duplication of the North Coast Rail Line &mi... ... (28-Oct)

Fewer local police on the beat under Labor

Our police do such a fantastic job.  We want to help them by making sure we have enough police resources.  I am concerned about new figures showing a drop in front line police officers across the Sunshine Coast since Labor took office. In response to a question Ms Simpson asked in Parli... ... (30-Sep)

Fight continues for public toilets at Mt Coolum National Park

I recently met with local residents who are desperate to see public toilets provided at our much-loved Mt Coolum National Park. More than 10,000 locals and tourists visit this iconic tourism destination every month to climb to the summit and enjoy the views.  Visitors include bus-loads of sc... ... (29-Sep)

Expansion of Point Arkwright conservation area finalised

I am celebrating a win for the environment with the transfer of the old Point Arkwright Police reserve into the adjacent Yinneburra Bushland Conservation Reserve now finalised. This environmentally significant and heavily vegetated block of land on the corner of Andrew Street and David Low Way has ... ... (29-Sep)

Sunshine Coast economy shines brightly

The recent boost in local job numbers is very encouraging for the Sunshine Coast region, particularly as it goes against the trend we are seeing in the rest of Queensland.  Our unemployment rate has fallen from 6.6% to 4.8% over the 12 months to August 2016 and it is now below national average.... ... (29-Sep)

Vehicle Registration renewal options

Now that vehicle registration labels are no longer sent out by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), there are various tools available to help you ensure your vehicle is registered.  Go to https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au or call 13 23 80 for more information.  It is important to... ... (26-Aug)

Speed limit reduction a win for local community

I am celebrating news of a win for road safety along a busy section of theYandina-Coolum Road with members of the Yandina Creek and Coolum Beach Christian College community. In response to concerns raised by the local community, I have been campaigning to have speed limit reduced from 100km/h to 8... ... (25-Jul)

Nominate now for Australian of the Year Awards

Now is the time to nominate a local hero or admirable Australian who you would like to see recognised on Australia Day 2017 for the outstanding contribution they have made. Each year the Awards recognise 128 Australians who have made a difference to our society in many different ways – eith... ... (25-Jul)

Nominate now for Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Now’s your chance to nominate an individual, business or group who is passionate about making Queensland a better place to live. Nominations are open in a number of categories including Community Group of the Year, Cultural Diversity, Excellence in Aged Care, Leadership and Innovation, Trade... ... (25-Jul)

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