Education Funding wins

The State Government is focused on improving education outcomes for our children by increasing spending on education by $707 million, delivering 724 new teachers and support staff.   State schools in the Maroochydore electorate have received almost $800,000 in funding to boost students’ learning, following the announcement of a new education program, Great Results Guarantee.  This…

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2 years of local achievements

A TURN around in Sunshine Coast job creation figures as a well as a 40 % cut to the public housing waiting list in the Maroochydore Electorate  were two of the most satisfying stories for the Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson on the second anniversary of the State Government coming to power. “It’s an honour…

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Neighbourhood Watch joins the digital age

Neighbourhood Watch Queensland has entered the digital age with the launch of new online blogs to keep communities up to date with crime prevention strategies in their area. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the move was an important step to connect residents with their local police and bring crime fighting strategies into the 21st century.…

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Maroochydore Road set for smoother drive

Maroochydore Road will receive a $2.4 million boost to improve the quality of the road surface making it a smoother, safer ride for motorists. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Member for Buderim Steve Dickson today announced that works along another two sections of Maroochydore Road would begin at the end of the month. “The…

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Safer Streets Strategy released

Safer streets project aims to stop the violence    Drunk or drug affected people in entertainment areas on the Sunshine Coast who start fights or break the law will face firmer penalties under the Safe Night Out Strategy released by the State LNP Government today (March 23). At this stage, the Sunshine Coast is one of…

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Brave actions of QPS officers recognised nationally

Two Queensland police officers have been honoured with Australian Bravery Decorations for their outstanding service to the community. Senior Constable Darryl Campbell from the Sunshine Coast Road Policing Command was presented with a Bravery Medal and Senior Constable Drew Lewis from the Public Safety Response Team was presented with a Commendation for Brave Conduct. Police…

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Website to tackle cyber bullying

Queensland school students will learn skills to stay safe online with the launch ofa new cyber-safety website which uses a quiz to highlight potential dangers. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the new website will use characters including Bully Girl and Shifty Shane to help educate students of the dangers of cyber…

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Fisheries management review moves ahead swiftly

The LNP Government has taken the next step in its bold plan to modernise fishing management in Queensland with the release of the fisheries management review terms of reference today. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the review was aimed at simplifying fisheries management, cutting red tape and improving environmental sustainability. “Fishing is…

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