Coast residents waiting too long for eye surgery

Elderly Sunshine Coast residents are waiting too long for cataract surgery, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson is calling on the Health Minister to provide more funding for ophthalmology surgery so that patients in need can get this life-changing treatment sooner. “It’s not acceptable for elderly people to be waiting a year…

Cruelty isn’t funny

Cruelty isn't funny. This was the subject of my speech in Parliament today. The slogans on Wicked Vans are just nasty and cruel, Fiona Simpson tells Parliament during debate on a bill to crackdown on highly offensive advertising on the side of vehicles. Ms Simpson said children deserved to be protected from the offensive material…

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…