Nominations open for YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament

Young people who want to make their voices heard can apply to participate in the 2021 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. Now in its 26th year, the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament offers young Queenslanders aged 15 to 25 years the opportunity to speak up for their communities and learn first-hand about parliamentary processes. Member for Maroochydore,…

A grateful Aussie

I felt especially proud and grateful to celebrate Australia Day this year. As I watched record numbers of families and friends gathering around picnics and BBQs in local parks, I was struck by two things – the sheer joy of people sharing each other’s company and, secondly, the many Australian flags flying. When most formal…

MP, mayor clash over Coast’s mass transit plan

One of the concept designs of transport options for the Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Plan Article by Sunshine Coast Daily – Tegan Annett A war of words has erupted after Fiona Simpson said a mass transport project linking Maroochydore and Caloundra would only create more traffic jams. The Maroochydore MP on Thursday said there were…

Political spat over bus stop crime concerns

 Maroochydore bus stop near the Plaza.   Article by Courier Mail – Natalie Wynne CRIME concerns has caused a political bust-up over a bus station in Maroochydore. Recent Queensland Police statistics show there’s been 90 incidents recorded in the Sunshine Plaza, Ocean St and Maroochydore Transit Station area in the past three months. Offences listed…