High praise for emergency services & call for review

High praise and thanks is due to our emergency service personnel, particularly the rural firies who volunteered to tackle the Coolum fires over recent days in hot and dangerous conditions, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today.  However, she has called for the State Government to listen to concerns about the need for better controlled…

Simpson welcomes Sports Funding Wins for local clubs

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated local sport and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate for their successful bids for funding under the latest round of the State Government’s Get in the Game program. Ms Simpson said that two North Shore Clubs would receive large grants to upgrade their facilities and 13 lucky local…

Sunshine Coast businesses meet with Shadow Treasurer

Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson, was today joined by Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Small Business Minister, Scott Emerson, at a Round Table forum hosted by the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce. Ms Simpson invited Mr Emerson to the Sunshine Coast to outline the LNP’s plans to get Queensland working and to hear first-hand from small business…

2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards Launch

The unsung heroines of the Sunshine Coast community will receive the recognition they deserve thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson and a host of local companies who launched the 2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards today. Nominations are now open for the 2017 awards, which are now in their second year.   Supported by Inspire…

LNP supports new law to allow treatment with medicinal cannabis

Patients suffering from a range of conditions will soon be able to obtain medicinal cannabis treatment prescribed by a medical practitioner or specialist doctor, under new legislation which passed through Parliament today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson spoke in Parliament today in support of the establishment of a regulatory framework to control who can prescribe, dispense…

Better information sharing to help keep DV victims safer

NO one deserved to be abused or suffer violence, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said in Parliament last night in support of stronger Domestic and Family Violence Protection laws. Ms Simpson said the new laws would allow better sharing of information between government and/or non-government agencies providing domestic and family violence services in order to…

Fewer local police on beat under Labor

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has slammed the Palaszczuk Government for going soft on crime with new figures showing a drop in front line police officers across the Sunshine Coast since Labor took office. In response to a question Ms Simpson asked in Parliament, the Police Minister confirmed that the number of police officers employed…