In Canberra

The Federal Government is sticking to its plan to build a stronger economy to benefit all Australians. This is a budget custom-made for the Sunshine Coast, and focusses on five key measures: Provide tax relief to encourage and reward...

“The Labor Party is planning to rip money from the pockets of pensioners, retirees and low-income earners to pay for its budget black hole,” the Member Fairfax, Ted O’Brien MP said. Labor have announced they will abolish tax refunds for...

The 2018 Federal Budget has delivered a trifecta for the Sunshine Coast! Revealed today, a massive $880 million for Bruce Highway upgrades between Pine Rivers and Caloundra; on top of the $800 million promised to fix the Bruce from Cooroy...

Many local lottery agents and keno operators have expressed concern to me about lottery and keno betting services, such as those offered by Lottoland Australia Proprietary Limited (‘Lottoland’). As a result, the Federal Government is taking...

EXPORTING medicinal cannabis to overseas countries will be allowed following an important announcement by the federal government. The move helps develop and secure the future of the medicinal cannabis sector and follows extensive...

Sunshine Coast surf lifesaving and water safety groups will benefit from the Turnbull Government's commitment to reducing drowning deaths. Ted O'Brien said an extra $3 million would be delivered to lifesaving clubs and other water safety...

In early December, the Parliament passed key elements of the Federal Government’s housing affordability plan, giving first home buyers a tax cut by allowing them to save for a deposit inside superannuation through the First Home Super Saver...

I am very happy to see this change to the system in support of domestic violence laws across the country. Here is the full media release from Sen Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women: From today (25 November 2017), domestic violence orders...

The Turnbull Government will accept the recommendation of the Energy Security Board (ESB) for a new National Energy Guarantee to deliver more affordable and reliable electricity while meeting Australia’s international commitments. As our...

The Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, recently visited Bloomhill Cancer Care in Buderim. The Minister subsequently announced that the Commonwealth would decline an offer from the Queensland State Government help fund places...