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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,...

The Federal Government issued a Proposed Recall Notice for a compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed, following an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) safety investigation. Small Business...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me about the plebiscite on same sex marriage, including questions on the process and why people should have a vote. I spoke to the team at Hot 91.1 about these issues - feel free to listen here . I...