In Fairfax

Former part-pensioners in Fairfax will have their Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) reinstated from this week. These former part-pensioners lost the card in January as a consequence of reforms to the pension assets test, which were designed t...Read more

The Turnbull Government has assisted 10,000 long-term unemployed young Australians get off welfare and into work through the Youth Bonus Wage subsidy component of the Youth Jobs PaTH program. Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien said the Youth J...Read more

SUNSHINE COAST – THE SMALL BUSINESS CITY The Sunshine Coast is outpacing Australia’s growth in start-up businesses, and member for Fairfax Ted O'Brien wants to enable that trend. Mr O'Brien will launch his Spring Road Trip next week, talkin...Read more

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien MP today announced that grant applications for round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme open on Friday 29 September. The Safer Co...Read more

Tourism Research Australia’s Annual National Visitor Survey was released on 20 September and shows a steady increase of national and international tourists to the Sunshine Coast in 2016/17. The Sunshine Coast welcomed 3.72 million national...Read more

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...Read more

A challenge for 15 to 25 year olds to start their own businesses. The first of its kind anywhere in the world, the GI Challenge connects budding young entrepreneurs with the marketplace in a way never seen before. By throwing together the o...Read more

The Federal Government has committed nearly $2.5 million to upgrade Sunshine Coast roads under the latest Roads to Recovery funding round. The program means funding is provided directly to Councils to assist them with maintaining and upgrad...Read more

I am regularly asked what the Federal Government is doing for Fairfax, and I am always proud to list some of our great achievements from my first 12 months as your Federal Member. My inaugural Annual Report is a fabulous summary of all thes...Read more

LOCAL students will soon be studying medicine on the Sunshine Coast following an historic Federal Government commitment. The Federal Government has confirmed it will fully fund 50 medical student placements at the Sunshine Coast University...Read more