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We are blessed with many Men's (and one Women's) Sheds here on the Coast and I spoke to the Mens Shed Association's podcast host, Aaron Kearney about the Parliamentary Friends of Mens Sheds and Shed DGR status.

Queensland risks becoming the rust belt of Australia An independent analysis by the Federal Parliamentary Budget Office has uncovered irrefutable evidence which proves that the Queensland Government is spending half as much on...

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has a range of information available to help the community understand the JobKeeper Payment and the new extension. Please see the links below to the latest information. The JobKeeper key dates page...

My office is receiving many enquiries from businesses across the electorate seeking assistance. I have put together the below one-page information sheets to keep business owners and operators up to date on measures and supports available to...

The current level of JobKeeper and Coronavirus Supplement payments (including JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, Parenting Payment, Austudy, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, Farm Household Allowance, Special Benefit, Dept of Veterans' Affairs Education...

Encouraging local families to get outdoors and become ‘citizen scientists’ is a key goal for the Sunshine Coast’s first ‘ClimateWatch Trail’ which has been unveiled just in time for the school holidays. Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O...

Sunshine Coast Council has taken out the Multicultural Australia category in the 2020 National Awards for Local Government. Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien, joined by Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson, made the announcement in front...

Ted O’Brien has a wealth of experience in Australia-China business relations having lived and worked in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), in Taiwan and in Hong Kong for many years. He speaks Chinese Mandarin and recently led delegations...

Together with my State colleagues, I will be hosting three Jobs Forums across the Sunshine Coast to discuss rebuilding our local economy and creating jobs. We want to hear from local businesses, recruiters and job seekers. Please join me,...

Ted will be out and about across the Sunshine Coast for his Spring Road Trip from 14-17 September. Both the State and Federal Governments will be represented at each location, with Ted being accompanied by the region's State MP's. Please...