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Winners announced for 2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

Two hundred people enjoyed a sparkling night of celebrations to honour this year’s winners of the Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson and a host of local companies. Four Award winners were selected from almost 100 exceptional women who were nominated for t... ... (13-Mar)

Winners announced for 2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

Attorney-General throws cloak of invisibility over criminals name change

It's time the public were told how many people convicted or charged with criminal offences change their names each year, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson has called on the Attorney General in State Parliament to come clean by fully answering the question she put to her... ... (15-Feb)

Cruelty isn't funny

Cruelty isn't funny. This was the subject of my speech in Parliament today. The slogans on Wicked Vans are just nasty and cruel, Fiona Simpson tells Parliament during debate on a bill to crackdown on highly offensive advertising on the side of vehicles. Ms Simpson said children deserved to be pr... ... (14-Feb)

High praise for emergency services & call for review

High praise and thanks is due to our emergency service personnel, particularly the rural firies who volunteered to tackle the Coolum fires over recent days in hot and dangerous conditions, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today.  However, she has called for the State Government to... ... (23-Jan)

Simpson calls for tougher action to get drugs off Sunshine Coast streets

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has called for urgent action to tackle the drug problem on the Sunshine Coast following the latest shocking statistics. Police crime statistics currently reveal reported drug offences in Maroochydore for the last 12 months were 1106 out of 4802 on the Sunshin... ... (16-Dec)

Simpson welcomes Sports Funding Wins for local clubs

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated local sport and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate for their successful bids for funding under the latest round of the State Government’s Get in the Game program. Ms Simpson said that two North Shore Clubs would receive ... ... (28-Nov)

Sunshine Coast businesses meet with Shadow Treasurer

Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson, was today joined by Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Small Business Minister, Scott Emerson, at a Round Table forum hosted by the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce. Ms Simpson invited Mr Emerson to the Sunshine Coast to outline the LNP’s plans to get Queens... ... (17-Nov)

Sunshine Coast businesses meet with Shadow Treasurer

Simpson supports Mount Coolum residents’ call for a loo

The campaign for public toilet facilities to be provided at Mount Coolum National Park ramped up today with a visit from Shadow Environment Minister to hear first-hand from local residents about their concerns. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Shadow Minister Dr Christian Rowan* met with... ... (15-Nov)

Simpson supports Mount Coolum residents’ call for a loo

2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards Launch

The unsung heroines of the Sunshine Coast community will receive the recognition they deserve thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson and a host of local companies who launched the 2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards today. Nominations are now open for the 2017 awards, which are now in their sec... ... (17-Oct)

2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards Launch

LNP supports new law to allow treatment with medicinal cannabis

Patients suffering from a range of conditions will soon be able to obtain medicinal cannabis treatment prescribed by a medical practitioner or specialist doctor, under new legislation which passed through Parliament today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson spoke in Parliament today in su... ... (13-Oct)

Team Sunshine Coast calls for action on infrastructure needs

The Sunshine Coast LNP team is calling on the Palaszczuk Government to deliver the infrastructure that this growing region desperately needs. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson spoke in Parliament to invite the Minister for Main Roads and the Minister for Transport to visit the Sunshine Coast ... ... (12-Oct)

Domestic violence laws to provide better protection

NO one deserved to be abused or suffer violence, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said in Parliament last night in support of stronger Domestic and Family Violence Protection laws. Ms Simpson said the new laws would allow better sharing of information between government and/or non-government a... ... (12-Oct)

Fewer local police on beat under Labor

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has slammed the Palaszczuk Government for going soft on crime with 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 Parliament, the Police Minister confir... ... (30-Sep)

Expansion of Point Arkwright conservation area finalised

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is celebrating a win with the transfer of the old Point Arkwright Police reserve into the adjacent Yinneburra Bushland Conservation Reserve being finalised today. Ms Simpson who has championed the expansion of the conservation area on behalf of the community,... ... (14-Sep)

Expansion of Point Arkwright conservation area finalised

Funding for safer Aerodrome Road intersection

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news of a $174,000 funding announcement for road safety improvements at the intersection of the Aerodrome Road and Wirraway Street (near McDonalds) in Maroochydore. Ms Simpson, who lobbied for the upgrade, said this was in response to safety concerns... ... (23-Aug)

Funding for safer Aerodrome Road intersection

LNP supports Airport expansion project

State Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed today’s announcement by the Leader of the Opposition that a future LNP government would act as guarantor on a concessional loan worth over $100 million to build the new runway at the Sunshine Coast airport.  The agreement was secur... ... (10-Aug)

LNP supports Airport expansion project

Coolum industrial estate to get safer access for heavy vehicles

Heavy vehicles will soon have a wider and safer access for the Quanda Road Industrial Estate west of Coolum. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that construction would commence later this year to enable the current B-double route between the Sunshine Motorway and Corbould Road to be exten... ... (08-Aug)

Labor must deliver on Sunshine Coast projects

The LNP is calling on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to give some certainty to Sunshine Coast residents and deliver on a raft of much-needed infrastructure projects across the region. Since coming into Government, Labor has kept residents in the dark on key projects, including the Mooloolah River ... ... (04-Aug)

Labor must deliver on Sunshine Coast projects

COAST LNP MPs CALL UPON THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO FAST TRACK BRUCE HWY PLANNING STUDY

Sunshine Coast LNP Federal and State MPs met today at the Roy’s Road overpass where they called upon State Government Roads Minister Mark Bailey and the Palaszczuk Government to fast-track the Bruce Highway Upgrade Planning Study. In response to a question on notice from LNP Main Roads Spok... ... (29-Jul)

COAST LNP MPs CALL UPON THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO FAST TRACK BRUCE HWY PLANNING STUDY

Point Arkwright conservation area expands

Celebrating a win with the transfer of the old Point Arkwright Police reserve into the neighbouring Yinneburra conservation reserve is absolutely terrific, State MP Fiona Simpson said. Ms Simpson who has championed the expansion of the conservation area on behalf of the community and the transfer... ... (18-Jul)

Point Arkwright conservation area expands
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