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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...

My #TeamSunshineCoast colleague, Andrew Wallace MP, Federal Member for Fisher, and I announced $3.5 million of Federal Government funding yesterday for facilities here on the Sunshine Coast. $3 million for significant renovation to The...

See the announcement here. The Federal Government has come to the rescue of Australia’s largest Men’s Shed with a grant worth half a million dollars. “The Buderim Men’s Shed found out last year it needed to move from its current location...

Medifarm , Queensland's first licensed provider of medical cannabis, has commenced construction of their greenhouse facility at a secret location on the Sunshine Coast. I saw the facility this week , which is expected to begin providing...

Never before has the Sunshine Coast been the recipient of so much Federal Government funding. In the past 12 months, we have achieved wonderful results together - for infrastructure, business, families and transport. This video highlights...

Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien is encouraging local community groups to flag any small capital works projects which would benefit from Federal Government funding. The Commonwealth has committed $150,000 in support of up to 20 projects...

SENIORS’ health is one issue which will be put under the spotlight when local over 50s come together on Friday, 4 August at a free forum dedicated to Coast seniors. The Fairfax Seniors’ Forum, initiated by federal MP Ted O’Brien and with...

I am fascinated by numbers and statistics. That’s why I get somewhat overly excited when Census data is released. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has published the first round of data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing...

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...