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$487,500 for young people with autism on the Sunshine Coast

Friday, April 20, 2018

STEPs Group in Caloundra will receive a grant of $487,500 from the Federal Government for a project to support some of the 700 young people estimated to live with autism on the Sunshine Coast. Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace announced the grant under the Strong and Resilient Communities program at the STEPS Pathways College today.
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Google Visit Sunshine Coast at Federal MP''s invitation

Friday, April 20, 2018

Representatives from Google Australia visited the Sunshine Coast on Thursday 12 April to hold a free training seminar for local business leaders. The ‘Digital Garage’ event came about as a result of a collaboration between Federal MP Andrew Wallace, the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Google Australia.
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Boost for Sunshine Coast’s critical fishing industry

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Owners of the Sunshine Coast’s commercial fishing fleet, the largest on the Eastern coast of Australia, are celebrating this week following the passing of the Federal Government’s marine parks management plan. The new plan, passed by the Senate yesterday, will increase the size of protected marine parks by 200,000 square kilometres while also substantially expanding the area open to commercial and recreational fishers.
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Premier’s Office confirms Sunshine Coast Council gambling meeting

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Office of the Premier of Queensland has confirmed in a letter to Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace, that representatives of the Sunshine Coast Council, and officers of its wholly owned developer SunCentral, met with gambling corporation NagaCorp in 2017 to discuss opportunities in the new Maroochydore CBD development.
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Iconic Glasshouse Mountains celebrated in new federally funded publication

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A new community-published book celebrating the history and significance of the Glasshouse Mountains will be formally launched on Wednesday 4 April at 2pm, at an afternoon tea at Beerwah Library. The book, written by Beerwah local Ivon Northage and published by Celebrate Glasshouse Country Inc, was supported by a Federal Government grant of $10,289 under the Community Heritage and Icons Grant program.
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Federal wage subsidy supports more than 740 on Sunshine Coast off welfare

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Since 1 July 2015, 741 job placements have been made in the Sunshine Coast Federal electorate of Fisher thanks to the support of a Commonwealth Government wage subsidy. In total more than 100,000 of the most disadvantaged Australians, many long-term unemployed welfare recipients, have gained a job through the Turnbull Government’s wage subsidy program since 2015.
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New Fisher Community Awards scheme to recognise those who give back

Friday, January 19, 2018

Individuals and businesses who contribute to the local community will be recognised in a new award scheme launched today by Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace. Mr Wallace has called for public nominations to recognise people and organisations who have made a difference in the fields of education, employment and retirement.
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January 2018 Listening Posts

Friday, December 15, 2017

Andrew will be holding another 14 Listening Posts in early 2018. Come down and speak to him about the issues that matter to you at one of the following locations:
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Maleny resident wins Andrew's Christmas Card Competition

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Maleny resident Jacky Vonhoff’s photograph of the Glass House Mountains, taken from the Maleny Botanic Gardens, has been declared the winner of Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace’s 2017 Christmas Card Competition. The competition asked Sunshine Coast residents to submit photographs that showcase our beautiful region.
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#PhotosofFisher Christmas Card Competition

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

I want to showcase our region on my Christmas card this year. If you live in Fisher and have a great image of our region I would love for you to enter my competition by uploading the photo to Instagram with the hasthag #photosoffisher and the location it was taken, or by emailing it to andrew.wallace.mp@aph.gov.au with the subject line ‘Photos of Fisher’.
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Andrew Wallace welcomes statement on Veterans Affairs

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace welcomed this week a statement from the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon. Dan Tehan on the support the Government is providing now and into the future for our Veterans. For the convenience of local Veterans, you can read the Minister's statement in full here.
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Andrew Wallace visits Australian Defence Forces in the Middle East

Friday, July 21, 2017

Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace recently returned from visiting ADF personnel serving in the Middle East and most notably Afghanistan, where he learnt more about the ADF, its operations and equipment in theatre. This first-hand knowledge of how the ADF uses its supplies and equipment on the ground will help him to advance his Sunshine Coast Defence Industry Initiative.
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Andrew's Winter Consultation Blitz

Friday, July 21, 2017

Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace will hold six mobile office ‘Listening Posts’, five community group information sessions and a morning of local business visits around the community in three days next week as part of his winter consultation blitz.
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Andrew's Statement on the Queensland Government Bruce Highway Announcement

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Federal Member for Fisher, Andrew Wallace said: “Today’s announcement by Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey regarding the modest State Government funding for upgrades to the Bruce Highway south of Caloundra was bizarre. The Queensland Budget was handed down just last week and there was absolutely nothing in the Budget papers about this 20% funding contribution. Not a thing. Their contribution was nowhere to be seen.”
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Safety upgrades for dangerous Sippy Downs road

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Andrew Wallace announced that a dangerous intersection in Sippy Downs will receive $17,000 in Federal funding to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians. The money will go to installing a fully controlled right turn with arrows at the intersection of University Way and Chancellor Village Boulevard.
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Andrew Wallace holds Defence Industry Forum on the Sunshine Coast

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today joined Parliamentary colleague, Member for Fisher, Mr Andrew Wallace MP at a defence industry forum at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where more than 150 local businesses learned about defence industry engagement with small and medium sized enterprises.
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Federal Budget contains $530 million for Bruce Highway upgrade

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Local people on the Sunshine Coast will benefit from new employment and investment opportunities following the Australian Government’s Budget announcement, which included more than $530 million for critical upgrades to the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Caloundra interchanges as part of its major package of infrastructure investment.
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