NATIONAL ENFORCEMENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS TO BETTER PROTECT VICTIMS
I am very happy to see this change to the system in support of domestic violence laws across the country. Here is the full media release from Sen Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women: From today (25…Read More
Local Fairfax businesses can share in the multi-billion dollar Government ICT spend
Smaller tech companies in Fairfax will benefit from changes to the Commonwealth’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) procurement rules. Ted O’Brien MP welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to target a greater share of its multi-billion…Read More
Christmas Carol events in Fairfax!
What a fabulous way to celebrate the Christmas spirit - check out these fabulous Christmas carols around Fairfax! Friday 1 December - Bli Bli Community Carols Saturday 9 December - Christmas at Cotton Tree; Nambour Community Carols…Read More
Support Burnside State High School’s STEMM Program at the annual Nambour Cup!
It’s on again. As Christmas approaches, so too does the Nambour Cup – known in many circles as the greatest (cane toad) race in the southern hemisphere. What's the Nambour Cup? See here for all the…Read More
Veterans’ Employment Awards now open
Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien MP has encouraged local businesses to nominate for a new national awards program recognising veterans and their employers. Mr O’Brien said the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards would celebrate…Read More
Agribusiness on the Sunshine Coast
We are proud foodies on the Sunshine Coast, not just with eating and cooking but also growing. Many specialist and niche farms are popping up across the Sunshine Valley area and proving that agriculture is…Read More
Child care relief around corner for Fairfax families
Over 6,300 families in Fairfax will be better off from the Federal Government’s child care overhaul. Ted O’Brien MP said the new child care package will provide the greatest hours of support to the families…Read More
30 Second Survey – Jobs and the economy
Ted believes in listening to his constituents to better represent them in Canberra. Please take a moment to let him know what concerns you the most. Click here to take his 30 Second Survey on…Read More
Remembrance Day 2017
I encouraged the local communities across Fairfax to pause today to reflect on the Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation. Today is Remembrance Day that marks the signing of the Armistice…Read More
FAIRFAX OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WORKFORCE BEHIND THE DEFENCE FORCE
Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien MP welcomes the The Workforce Behind the Defence Force information campaign. The campaign highlights the need for a skilled, experienced and effective workforce to make possible the Government’s historic investment…Read More
Armistice Centenary Grants open on Remembrance Day
With one of the largest Veterans populations in the country, Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien is proud to announce the Federal Government will provide $50,000 in grant funding for local commemorations marking the Centenary of…Read More
Work begins on the new Buderim Men’s Shed
Works have begun on a new Buderim Men’s Shed on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Men’s Sheds promote positive health and wellbeing within the community Nearly 30 jobs created during construction. Men on the Sunshine Coast will…Read More
What’s happening along the banks of the Mary River in Kenilworth?
Thank you to the young volunteers who have been out this month planting grasses to halt erosion along the banks of the Mary River at Kenilworth. Their work is part of the federal government's Green…Read More
Is your organisation eligible for a Building Better Regions Fund grant?
Applications now open for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Round Two Two streams available: Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments Applications close on 19 December 2017 Federal Member for Fairfax, Ted O'Brien MP has…Read More
What’s The National Financial Literacy Strategy?
Managing money is an important everyday skill and Australians are faced with making a range of financial decisions on a day-to-day basis. The National Financial Literacy Strategy, led by ASIC, supports activities that strengthen financial…Read More
NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE TO DELIVER AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE ELECTRICITY
The Turnbull Government will accept the recommendation of the Energy Security Board (ESB) for a new National Energy Guarantee to deliver more affordable and reliable electricity while meeting Australia’s international commitments. As our energy system…Read More
Is the next big Smart Farms idea in Fairfax?
Farmers, fishers, community and industry groups in Fairfax can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 to assist them to protect and improve the condition of soil, vegetation and biodiversity and support agricultural systems…Read More
300,000 SMALL BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM INSTANT ASSET WRITE-OFF
CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Coalition Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data, including approximately 3,500 in Fairfax and over 70,000 in Queensland said Ted O’Brien. …Read More
Fairfax schools to receive educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day
Ted O'Brien MP said schools in Fairfax would receive an educational kit in preparation for Remembrance Day on 11 November. Mr O'Brien said the educational kit, developed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), would help…Read More
SMALL BUSINESS SHINING BRIGHT ON THE SUNSHINE COAST
THE outlook for small businesses in the Sunshine Coast community looks bright as Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien took the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack to the heart of his electorate today. “As…Read More