Press Releases

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

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

The “Team Queensland” MPs and Senators lobbying for Defence Force super tanks to be built in Queensland have today won valuable ground in the battle against Victoria. Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien welcomed the announcement that one...Read more

The Turnbull Government has delivered on its commitment to provide a $250,000 grant for the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to undertake a feasibility study into landing a submarine cable in the region. The proposal to attract a submarine c...Read more

• Upgrades to key Sunshine Coast interchanges are moving ahead as part of the Bruce Highway - Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade – Stage 1 • Proposed design for Maroochydore and Nambour Connection Roads open for community feedback at two...Read more

A Coolum business creating software for the visually impaired and a North Arm business set to change the horticultural world with its all-climate vertical farming system are among only 24 businesses Australia wide to benefit from the Federa...Read more

One Nation’s backflip in the Senate yesterday has put at risk the viability of domestic medicinal cannabis suppliers like MediFarm based on the Sunshine Coast. Just seven weeks ago, MediFarm received the state’s first federal licence to cul...Read more

The health and finances of Sunshine Coast seniors are getting the attention they deserve from this year’s federal budget, with measures to boost superannuation and protect Medicare. The Turnbull government’s 2016-17 budget initiatives are s...Read more

The Bruce Highway bottleneck will be no-more, with two extra lanes to be built between Caboolture and Caloundra effectively 6-laning the Bruce from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast. Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien said the budget measure annou...Read more