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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...

In May 2017, Ted hosted a survey and forum on the economy and future of Nambour. Over 500 people responded to the survey, with a further 60 locals and business representatives participating in a forum to share ideas and strategies. Closure...

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...

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...

Two black spots at Buderim and another at Kiels Mountain will be fixed under road safety funding allocated in Tuesday night’s budget. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Federal Member for Fairfax, Ted O...

The Turnbull Government is making the right choices to ensure our nation’s remarkable economic growth story continues, so we can secure better days ahead for hard-working Australians on the Sunshine Coast. “Our economic growth has been hard...

Seniors on the Sunshine Coast will have their voices heard in Canberra through a new local committee dedicated to the over 50s. Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien, who has established the Seniors Advisory Committee, said “it’s all about...

Tourism operators and small businesses are hopeful the recent boom in trade will roll on as many people plan an extended long weekend ahead of ANZAC day. The local tourism industry is going from strength to strength with more public...

Children suffering type 1 diabetes will no longer face the stress of having up to 10 blood tests a day thanks to a Federal Government initiative supplying eligible families with free, continuous glucose monitoring devices. “This will quite...

A new Federal Government incentive is now available to help Sunshine Coast businesses hire additional staff. Wage subsidies are a key component of the Government’s new jobactive PaTH Program, which will be fully rolled out in April and will...