Legal centres

Congratulations to two local Community Legal Centres who will receive grants from the State Government for the 2013/14 financial year to help provide vital legal support to vulnerable constituents. Centacare in Maroochydore will receive $146,910 in funding and Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc will be granted a total of $210,138. The Government has a responsibility…

Funding wins for local community groups

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed news of State Government funding of a total of $165,233 for eight local community groups in her electorate. In the latest round of funding through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund money was awarded to: Mooloolaba Coast Guard $19,332 Upgrade IT and weather…

Teamwork the focus of new regional team

Today the Sunshine Coast entered a new era with the local State Government MPs and councillors forming a regional partnership to drive the Coast forward. In attendance at the leadership roundtable at Lake Kawana Community Centre were Mayor Mark Jamieson and Sunshine Coast councillors, Speaker Fiona Simpson (MP Maroochydore), Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark…

Funding wins for Sunshine Coast community legal centres

Fiona Simpson MP has announced that two local Community Legal Centres (CLCs) will receive grants from the Legal Practitioner Interest on Trust Accounts Fund (LPITAF) for the 2013/14 financial year.   Centacare in Maroochydore will receive $146,910 in funding and Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc will be granted a total of $210,138.   Ms Simpson…

More Funding to ‘Fix Our Schools’

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed the Newman Government’s commitment to provide a further $100 million to revitalise Queensland state schools. Ms Simpson said the Fixing Our Schools Fund would target Queensland schools with the biggest maintenance backlogs and was on top of the $200 million committed in last year’s budget. “Last year the…