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Fish stocks in the Maroochy River, Pumicestone Passage and Deception Bay are set to improve following a habitat restoration project funded by the Morrison Government. The Morrison Government has committed $300,000 for the Fishers for Fish...

The 2020-21 Federal Budget was handed down on the 6th of October 2020 and sends a clear message to all Australians that the Federal Government has their back as we embark on a job-led economic recovery. A variety of unprecedented support...

Men’s Sheds across the Sunshine Coast have been invited to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme (NDSP). Funded by the Morrison McCormack Government, Round 21 of the NSDP will...

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...

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...

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...