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MP backs convention centre bid

Moves by Council to finalise the first ever business case on a Sunshine Coast Entertainment and Convention Centre are welcome and have advanced the case more than ever before, State MP for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said. However, she said suggestions being floated that it could be a casino were... ... (25-Aug)

Simpson asks Minister to explain delay on long-overdue update of Management Plan for Mt Coolum

Why has the National Parks Minister Steven Miles failed to deliver a much-needed update of the Management Plan for Mt Coolum National Park? Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has asked the Minister to please explain why there have been further delays on plans to update the management plan for... ... (17-Jul)

Simpson asks Minister to explain delay on long-overdue update of Management Plan for Mt Coolum

Congratulations to local clubs on funding wins

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated local sports and community groups in the Maroochydore electorate for their success in the latest funding round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). Ms Simpson said that seven local clubs would be receiving a funding boost to upgrade ... ... (11-Jul)

Bread and Water Budget delivered for Queensland

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson accused the State Labor Government of dishing up a "Bread and Water" Budget for Queenslanders with $4 billion underspend on infrastructure since Premier Palasczcuk came to power. "That means every region, including the Sunshine Coast, are fighting over crumbs ... ... (13-Jun)

Courageous Champion, Servant and Father – Gordon Simpson’s passing announced

Former member of State Parliament and champion for the Sunshine Coast, Gordon Simpson, has passed away Wednesday (May 10) night at the age of 87, "promoted into the arms of Jesus", his family has announced. He left a powerful legacy which imprints the Sunshine Coast and Queensland today during hi... ... (12-May)

Courageous Champion, Servant and Father – Gordon Simpson’s passing announced

Simpson says don't rock the Maroochy

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is sending a clear message to Council and to the local community that she does not support Council’s plans to build a permanent rock wall at the Maroochy River mouth. Ms Simpson is joining with community members in their “don’t rock the Maro... ... (02-May)

Simpson says don't rock the Maroochy

Coast residents waiting too long for eye surgery

Elderly Sunshine Coast residents are waiting too long for cataract surgery, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson is calling on the Health Minister to provide more funding for ophthalmology surgery so that patients in need can get this life-changing treatment sooner. &ld... ... (03-Apr)

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)

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