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…

Funding for safer Aerodrome Road intersection

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news of a $174,000 funding announcement for road safety improvements at the intersection of the Aerodrome Road and Wirraway Street (near McDonalds) in Maroochydore. Ms Simpson, who lobbied for the upgrade, said this was in response to safety concerns raised by local residents. The proposed works will restrict the…

LNP supports Airport expansion project

State Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed today’s announcement by the Leader of the Opposition that a future LNP government would act as guarantor on a concessional loan worth over $100 million to build the new runway at the Sunshine Coast airport.  The agreement was secured following a visit by Mr Nicholls and Deputy…

Labor must deliver on Sunshine Coast projects

The LNP is calling on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to give some certainty to Sunshine Coast residents and deliver on a raft of much-needed infrastructure projects across the region. Since coming into Government, Labor has kept residents in the dark on key projects, including the Mooloolah River Interchange and the North Coast Rail Duplication. It’s…