MP backs convention centre bid

Moves by Council to finalise the first ever business case on a Sunshine Coast Entertainment and Convention Centre are welcome and have advanced the case more than ever before, State MP for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said. However, she said suggestions being floated that it could be a casino were not in the brief as she…

Bad energy policy to blame for high power prices

Nearly two decades of poor government decisions has resulted in today’s high costs .of energy.  I am concerned that Queensland families will face the prospect of further electricity price hikes under the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s policy. According to the Queensland Productivity Commission Report into Electricity Pricing – Labor’s 50% renewable energy policy will mean: Queensland…

Minister asked to explain broken promise on long-overdue update of Management Plan for Mt Coolum

Why has the National Parks Minister Steven Miles failed to deliver a much-needed update of the Management Plan for Mt Coolum National Park?  I've asked him to please explain why there have been further delays on plans to update the management plan for our much-loved iconic Sunshine Coast tourist destination. I have been lobbying the…

Anti-God police over-reach in State schools

Education Minister Kate Jones has given into the Anti-God Police by endorsing a radical policy to ban school children from talking about their faith at State schools. “This is a huge over-reach by the Anti-God police. This new policy doesn't protect children, it makes them vulnerable to being punished by the school for simple acts…

Congratulations to local clubs on funding wins

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated local sports and community groups in the Maroochydore electorate for their success in the latest funding round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). Ms Simpson said that seven local clubs would be receiving a funding boost to upgrade facilities and purchase essential equipment. The successful recipients for Round…