Few issues expose the rank hypocrisy of the Labor Party more than the Commonwealth integrity commission argues Member for Fairfax, Ted O'Brien.
sleepbus: A Local LegacyWed, 9 February 2022 12:00 am
Ted O'Brien MP, Member for Fairfax addressed the Nation's Parliament, to recognise Michael Henning & Mark Ellis from the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre and Simon Rowe from sleepbus for their outstanding contributions to our community.
National Women’s Shed Week: Officially AnnouncedWed, 16 February 2022 12:00 am
In support of the Coolum Women's Shed on the Sunshine Coast, Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O'Brien officially announces the inaugural National Women's Shed Week between the 6th and 12th of March 2022.
World’s Most Loved DestinationMon, 14 February 2022 12:00 am
Parliamentary Inquiry Supports CPTPP ExpansionThu, 10 February 2022 11:30 am
Chair of the Trade Sub-Committee, Ted O'Brien MP tabled the report on Expanding the membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership in Parliament on behalf of The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT).
Mr Ted O’Brien MP, Chair of the Trade Sub-Committee, said, “Australia should support the expansion of the CPTPP to include new members, but not unconditionally.”
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ONE REGION, ONE FAMILY, ONE FUTUREWed, 1 September 2021 2:00 pm
𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲, 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞. As Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, I had the honour of presenting this report to Parliament today. The purpose of this inquiry has been to deepen relations with our family of nations in the Pacific through trade which is of critical importance to us all.
This report was built from the notion that Australia and Pacific island countries display an affinity for one another which goes well beyond our shared geography and common geostrategic and economic interests.
ANZUS TreatyWed, 1 September 2021 12:00 am
Today, 1 September 2021, we celebrate that relationship with the United States as we mark 70 years since the signing of the ANZUS Treaty—a treaty that not only underpins our relationship but is an outward expression of that which binds us, which is our values and the value of freedom.
Australia’s National PlanMon, 30 August 2021 2:00 pm
Delivering on Local ProjectsWed, 25 August 2021 12:00 am
While Australia faces no shortage of challenges today, I want to assure the people of the Sunshine Coast that the Federal Government is not taking the eye off the ball when it comes to progressing local projects.
This relates to a range of recent announcements and the completion of significant local infrastructure projects on the Sunshine Coast.
The Unsung Heroes of COVID-19
I addressed Parliament to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of this Pandemic, our community groups. The importance of a strong civil society cannot be understated during these difficult times..
Ted O’Brien MP praises our Olympians for their outstanding Tokyo effortsFri, 6 August 2021 12:00 am
The world is in a pretty dark place right now, and millions of Australians are in lockdown. But there's been a big shining light over the last couple of weeks and that's been in the form of arguably the most successful Australian Olympic team in history.
They've been lifting the spirits of the nation and, in turn, the nation has loved them back. In fact, we could not be more proud. We love the gold, the silver and the bronze, but, more than that, we love the everyday Australian whose passion overlaps with their ability and who with gritty determination unleashes their talent on the world stage, wearing the green and the gold.
As the Olympic Games come to a close this weekend, can I say to all Australian Olympians: Thank you. Thank you not just for your performance and your achievement.
Thank you for the character that you have displayed, whether it is on the field, on the court, in the water, on the road, in the stadium or in the arena. Thank you for bringing light to the darkness of a global pandemic.
Thank you for sprinkling some celebration into Australians' isolation. Thank you for bringing us all together and giving us that one thing we all need at this time: hope—hope for a better future.
Environment and Energy Committee BillWed, 4 August 2021 12:00 am
As Chair of the Environment and Energy Committee it was my responsibility to present the advisory report on the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 and Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020 to the Australian Parliament.
WE DID IT!Wed, 21 July 2021 12:00 am
South East Queensland will host the 2032 Games, after our bid was accepted by the International Olympic Committee. It was a long and at times difficult process, but all of that is behind us, and now it's time to start looking to the future.
THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SUPPORTING HARDWORKING BUSINESSESFri, 25 June 2021 12:00 am
Australian businesses are working hard to research and commercialise new ideas.
That's why the Federal Government is supporting those efforts, through collaboration with the CSIRO, tax breaks and grants.
Coolum dairy company Naturo, in my electorate of Fairfax, is a great example of innovation at work.
TAX RELIEF FOR SMALL BREWERS AND DISTILLERSWed, 23 June 2021 12:00 am
The Sunshine Coast is lucky to have almost 30 craft brewers and boutique distilleries, creating delicious drinks and local jobs.
The Federal Government has given this important sector a welcome boost with additional tax relief.DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT
THE TRANSPORT DEBATE NEEDS TO FOCUS ON BETTER AND FASTER RAILTue, 22 June 2021 12:00 am
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS 2021Tue, 15 June 2021 12:00 am
Four magnificent Sunshine Coast residents were recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.
2021 SUNSHINE COAST AGRICULTURAL SHOW IS GO!Thu, 3 June 2021 12:00 am
The show is go. I'm referring of course to the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show, which is all go this year. From Friday 11 to Sunday 13 June the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show is back and it will be open.
TED O’BRIEN WELCOMES AGED CARE REFORMThu, 27 May 2021 12:00 am
I wish to give credit to the residents of the Sunshine Coast, especially older residents, for the role they have played in what has turned out to be a multiyear process that has brought us to where we are today with respect to aged care.