Simpson calls for boost for Coast bus services

THE Sunshine Coast’s population is booming but they made 120,000 fewer bus trips than five years ago showing the transport system is failing. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the State Labor Government had dropped the ball on public transport by failing to ensure the services met public need. “About…

Simpson calls for more Sunshine Coast police

Outraged Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has called on the Palaszczuk Government to provide more police resources to tackle the growing Coast crime problem. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Ms Simpson said that Labor and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk were spending more on their staffing and PR machine and less on police, while people are being shot…

Coast MPs to host free NDIS information session

Businesses and not-for-profit groups will learn how they can benefit from the new National Insurance Disability Scheme at a free information session being hosted by Sunshine Coast MPs Dan Purdie and Fiona Simpson.   The NDIS forum will be held at the Mike Ahern Building on Monday 5th November from 12 noon until 2pm with…

Red tape strangles local Bundaberg business

Excessive red tape, unnecessary regulations and costly and time-consuming paperwork are costing our local businesses said member for Burnett Stephen Bennett. Mr Bennett said Bundaberg small businesses were being forced to battle with bureaucracy, instead of being able to concentrate on growth. “The Palaszczuk Labor Government has a definite lack of respect for people’s businesses,…

Help support our farmers

After haunting images of farmers struggling to manage drought conditions in Western Queensland, it’s shocking to now see tonnes of strawberries being dumped.  We can only image the heartache of the families who are impacted by this crisis. We need to get behind our farmers more than ever before and support organisations like Care Outreach and…

Labor cuts to Police budget wrong priorities

The Palasczcuk Labor Government has cut the police budget by about $80million in the last two budgets at a time when our population on the Sunshine Coast and in Queensland is booming. Meanwhile, the Premier and her ministers have blown their travel and staff budgets by about $1million. The State Government’s priorities are wrong. In…