Bus Safety fail with fewer translink officers

The State Labor Government has been accused of failing passenger and bus driver safety with revelations of cuts to Translink officers on Sunshine Coast buses. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that despite growing public concerns over safety and fare evasion on Sunshine Coast buses, the Palasczcuk Labor Government had cut the number of Senior…

Wheely friendly office on the way after impasse

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson‘s Electorate Office is moving from near the RSL to new wheel-chair accessible premises in Horton Parade.   Fiona thanked disability advocates who raised the problem about the current office’s lack of wheel-chair access, saying they had been heard.   “It’s true that one dear gentleman’s wheelchair got stuck going into…

Cheers to Beer Tax Win

After popular craft breweries were slugged a near 10-fold tax hike in early July, they are celebrating a reprieve with the withdrawal of the increase in Queensland Parliament.   LNP Small Business Spokesperson Fiona Simpson who joined the small brewers in fighting against the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s “beer tax” hike (the emergency services management levy…

Keeping our Community Safe

Hats off to the heroes – in our everyday lives. So grateful for our emergency services, volunteers, auxiliary and full-time professionals who saved homes and lives – along with the many community groups and good neighbours who came to help during the fires that ripped through our Sunshine Coast community recently. It makes you proud…

Public urged to have say on Alex Cycleway

All lovers of the beachfront at Alexandra Headland are urged to have their say about a proposed 3 metre-wide $6.7m cycleway with consultation opening today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the Transport department’s consultation starts today on the M2M cycleway and it was vital that all ages and different users had their input…

Beer Tax Slugs Coast Businesses

Popular Sunshine Coast craft breweries have been hit with up to a 10-fold hike in State Government tax, threatening their viability and pushing up beer prices in a move described as “devastating and unAustralian”. Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to dump the huge hike for craft…