In the Media

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...

A VITAL program to help migrants adjust to life on the Sunshine Coast has been awarded a significant federal grant. Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien said some migrants had trouble finding work and forming relationships in the community and...

We have a large cohort of retirees across the Sunshine Coast and they stand to lose thousands of dollars from their nest egg every year under Labor’s retiree tax. “In Fairfax there are around 7,500 people whose hard earned savings will be...

Financial and other support options are available for Sunshine Coast grandparents who have taken responsibility as primary carers for their grandchildren. Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan said the Grandparent Adviser program...

The Coalition Government is giving greater choice to Australian families by making parental leave pay more flexible. Each year thousands of parents return to work before they have used up all of their Government-funded Parental Leave...

A more than half a billion dollar increase to t he National Water Infrastructure Development Fund will bolster the delivery of transformational water projects for regional communities. Mr Ted O’Brien MP said the Liberal and Nationals...

It was our great pleasure to welcome the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, to the Sunshine Coast this week. I took the opportunity to showcase our region's successful small business sector, with a site visit and media opportunity at...

****Update**** 23/10/18 - Legislation has now passed Parliament, meaning that f rom 2021-22, a business with a turnover below $50 million will have a tax rate of just 25 per cent, five years earlier than planned. Similar timing changes will...

TWO local Men’s Sheds have hit the jackpot with generous Federal Government grants to fund a new shed and comfortable amenities. Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien surprised members with an announcement today (Wed October 3) of $84,000 funding...