Ted Sorensen - State Member For Hervey Bay
Positive Future For Hervey Bay

Labor Voting Rort

Queenslanders won’t cop Labor’s council voting shake-up

Annastacia Palaszczuk is on track to ignore the will of the people. It comes as Councils across the state have launched a major…
Aged Care Inquiry

What are your views on aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying in Queensland? Should voluntary assisted…
Ergon Community Fund

2019 Ergon-Energex Community Fund Launch

Applications are now open for the 2019 Ergon-Energex Community Fund. (Download Brochure Here) Queensland has been doing it tough…
School Air-Conditioning

Premier, it’s time to give our kids air-con

With temperature records set to be smashed today, the LNP is urging Annastacia Palaszczuk to think again and introduce air-conditioning…

Plan your trip: Bruce Highway in the Wide Bay Burnett District (March 2019)

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. The Wide Bay Burnett…
Labor Aircon Veto

Comment from Ted – Air Conditioning Hervey Bay Schools.

The attached letter I received (Click Here To See It) from 9 year old Kawungan school student Miss Lunar Clegg, sums it up. I cannot…

Can you believe this…!!

February 21, 2019
“…..GetUp claims victory over ‘far-right’ politicians after the Australian electoral Commission declared…
child killer laws

LNP guarantees tough sentences for child killers

February 13, 2019
The LNP has today introduced a Bill which would guarantee all convicted child killers spend at least 15 to 25 years behind bars.…
Commercial Fishermen

Warnings ignored over Labor’s botched VMS rollout

February 13, 2019
The Palaszczuk Labor Government is ignoring warnings that its botched rollout of the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) is harming Queensland’s…
Small Business Week Grant

Small Business Week Grants Program

February 11, 2019
The Small Business Week Grants Program can assist eligible individuals or organisations with grants of up to $5,000 (excluding GST)…
Fraser Island Unclaimed Tins

Missing Invitation From Minister

February 8, 2019
Welcome to Minister for Environment Leanne Enoch. Apparently the Minister is in my electorate to talk about the Tobruk and I imagine…
Labor Ignorance

Labor Ignores Written Warnings

February 8, 2019
I refer to the Courier Mail Thursday, 7th Feb 19, on page 7 with the story of  ‘Written warnings ignored’. It’s…

Plan your trip: Bruce Highway in the Wide Bay Burnett District (February 2019)

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. The Wide Bay Burnett…
Ted Sorensen Hervey Bay Hospital

Opening of Hervey Bay’s new Accident and Emergency ward.

February 1, 2019
The Hervey Bay Hospital’s new Accident and Emergency ward opened yesterday at 7.00am. I had the privilege of a walk through with…

Community Service Grants

January 25, 2019
I’m proud to announce that the electorate will share in $79,105.45 worth of grant funding awarded through round 98 of the Gambling…
LNP Queensland Future

2019 With The LNP

It’s important you know the LNP are fighting hard for all Queenslanders. Please watch what our Leader, Deb Frecklington has…

AUSTRALIA DAY – SATURDAY 26 JANUARY 2019

Day of National Celebration. Australia Day is a time to celebrate the nation and people we have become. We celebrate the history…

Ted asks – Why are Labor and the Greens so racist.

December 12, 2018
Many people have come to my office to talk about the Adani mining project. Labor Lefties would have you believe that the LNP are…
Qld Health Report

Damming Qld Health Report

National report shows Labor’s health priorities are all wrong Today’s report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare…
Child Killer Laws

Australia’s Toughest Child Killer Laws

Soft sentences for child killers will continue to be handed out under the Palaszczuk Labor Government, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington…

Electricity Price Monitoring

Queensland LNP welcomes amendment to Treasury Laws Amendment (Electricity Price Monitoring) Bill 2018 Thursday, 6th December, 2018…

POLL: Queenslanders say Labor is lying and to keep Lady Cilento name

November 26, 2018
A Nine News Galaxy Poll has revealed that an overwhelming number of Queenslanders don’t want the name of the Lady Cilento…

Right to Information exposes Labor’s sham “Cilento survey”

November 19, 2018
The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s sham survey to rip Lady Cilento’s name from the children’s hospital has been exposed. “The…

Grants Open For Local Small Business

November 16, 2018
The latest round of grants to assist Queensland small businesses to kickstart their business are now open for application with funding…

Drop Bear Adventures Beach Clean Up on K’gari – Fraser Island

November 2, 2018
Thanks to Hana and the whole team at Drop Bears Adventures for their continued support of Fraser Island. Drop Bear Adventures Tour…

Armistice Day Centenary

One hundred years ago on 11 November 1918, four bloody years of brutal conflict came to an end. Almost 62,000 Australians died fighting…

NEW Container Refund Scheme Locations on the Fraser Coast

The Container Refund Scheme Locations on the Fraser Coast starts 01 November, 2018 For full details, go to http://containerexchange.com.au/…

LNP & 4WD Community Have A Win – New 4WD lift laws provide greater consistency

Vehicle lift modification laws will be changed in Queensland to create greater consistency for 4WD motorists. Transport and Main…

Lawrence Springborg Testimonial Lunch

To honour the enormous contribution Lawrence Springborg made to the LNP and Queensland, there will be a testimonial lunch in his…

Racing faces ruin under Labor’s betting tax

The unprecedented action to trigger state-wide strikes is a last ditch effort by the Queensland racing industry strangled by Labor’s…

Mary River, Traveston project: Property bloodbath that cost Queensland $318m

THE biggest property bloodbath in the state’s history – which has cost Queenslanders a staggering $318 million –…

National Police Remembrance Day

September 28, 2018
On Friday September 28, members of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the community pause to remember the police officers who…

Farmers afraid to speak out after Minister sacks LDC

September 26, 2018
Local Drought Committees (LDCs) across Queensland will be too scared to speak up for farmers after the shock sacking of the Western…

4wd Community Update

September 25, 2018
Mr. Peter Gleeson Journalist of the Courier Mail has today (25 September, 2018) given the Premier and her Pinocchio Minister Mark…
veterans support

LNP Targets Returned Vets For Jobs & Support

September 24, 2018
Veterans Support Fighting to help our veterans who fought to help us was a sacred trust, the LNP’s employment spokeswoman Fiona…

All things Solar…!!

September 21, 2018
The Electricity and Other Legislation (Batteries and Premium Feed-in Tariff) Amendment Bill 2018 was introduced on 15 February 2018…

Stay Safe This Upcoming Storm Season

September 20, 2018
Living in Queensland, unpredictable and powerful storms are a part of life and while we’re used to their arrival, Ergon Energy…

Labor refuses to debate LNP sex offender Bill

September 18, 2018
Freed paedophiles will be allowed to ‘self-report’ under Palaszczuk’s soft laws The Palaszczuk Government has today refused…

Bruce Highway Sept 18 Road Works Update

September 12, 2018
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. You can download…

Stroke Week

September 7, 2018
It was great to meet Leah Pett of STROKE Connect who was promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle for Stroke Week at Parliament.…
Caravan Scare

Let’s Clear This Up And Tow It Away.

Retirees were to bear the brunt of apparently conjured car tax – under the new ‘towing’ regulations to be introduced by Labor’s…

A Must Watch Regarding The Ipswich Council Dissolution Bill

August 27, 2018
I urge everyone to watch what Jo-Ann Miller, State Member for Bundamba speaking on the Ipswich Dissolution Bill – watch it…

Labor Thinking Lost In The Traffic Jams

August 22, 2018
With comments such as “because it makes people think about their travel choices”, we are left wondering about what’s…

Labor Wasting Taxpayers Money – AGAIN!

August 20, 2018
Once again we have seen Labor’s blatant waste of taxpayers money when attending the recent Common Wealth Games at the Gold…

Sign petition to show your support for a Regional City Deal

A final push is on to make sure Hinkler is one of the first regional electorates recognised as a site for a Regional City Deal.…

Local Sporting Champions funding boost

Eighty-six young athletes in the Hinkler region have received a funding boost to help them compete at state, national and international…

Federal Grants Available For Local Volunteers

August 17, 2018
Grants open for volunteer organisations in Hinkler Applications for the Volunteer Grants round are open now, with grants of between…

Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants

I’m proud to announce that the electorate will share in $197,084.85 worth of grant funding awarded through round 96 of the Gambling…

Pialba–Burrum Heads Road, Scrub Hill Road and Wide Bay Drive upgrade

August 14, 2018
I have been advised by Department of Transport and Main Roads that there will be some changes to pedestrian and vehicle access at…

August 2018 Update – Ongoing Upgrades To The Bruce Highway

August 6, 2018
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. The Wide Bay Burnett…
Labor Captains Call

Palaszczuk’s Captain’s Call Cost Queenslanders $13,600

Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for Sport John-Paul Langbroek said the true cost of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s captain’s…

Labor’s Rail Fail Cost Blows Out To $160 Million

July 27, 2018
It’s official – Queensland Labor has wasted $160 million of taxpayer funds trying to fix the Palaszczuk Government’s epic…

Fraser Coast region let down by Labor – AGAIN

Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for State Development Andrew Powell has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for delaying…

Will Hervey Bay Get The Much Needed Extension To The Hervey Bay Police Station?

July 26, 2018
After many representations, such as questions on notice ( Click Here About Ambulance, Click Here About Fire ) about when Hervey…

Stunning Revelations Rock Tolling Inquiry

July 18, 2018
Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said she was shocked by a number of startling revelations made during today’s public…
Renewable Energy

LNP’s Renewable Energy Policy Is The Same Today

July 13, 2018
LNP Leader, Deb Frecklington statement: The Queensland LNP’s renewable energy policy is the same today as it was when I first…

Labor’s Greedy Tax Grab On Grey Nomads

June 25, 2018
Thousands more Queenslanders are set to fall victim to the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s greedy tax on new cars, campervans and…

Labor Lies On Neighbourhood Watch

June 22, 2018
Funding cuts to Neighbourhood Watch threaten the crime fighting group’s mission to keep Queensland communities safe. Liberal…

Major Issues With Heart Valve Bank Operations

June 22, 2018
Media Statement From LNP Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates:- As a mother and a nurse, I am extremely concerned by the issues raised…

Labor Crushes First Homeowner Dream

June 22, 2018
LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander is warning the dream of owning a home could be crushed with new taxes and grant…
LNP Plan

Deb launches LNP Economic Plan for Queensland

June 14, 2018
The Liberal National Party has today launched an Economic Plan for Queensland that will create jobs, cut the cost of living and…

The 2018-19 Queensland Budget earns Hervey Bay a big ‘FAIL’.

June 13, 2018
Sheer disappointment – doesn’t come close to describing what this budget means for Hervey bay. This budget will hurt…

Is Today “Mental Health Day” For Hervey Bay

June 12, 2018
I have highlighted so many times with the State Labor government that Hervey Bay needs support on the ground here in Mental health…

Hervey Bay locals struggling to find work.

May 29, 2018
Hervey Bay has joined a list that no city deserves to be on. Hervey Bay has been identified as one of eight Queensland electorates…

Queensland royalties held to ransom

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has called on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to immediately intervene in a coal network rail maintenance…

Queensland businesses lose confidence under Labor

May 22, 2018
LNP Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said the latest CCIQ Pulse Survey shows that businesses have no confidence in the Palaszczuk Labor…

LNP backs Beattie’s call for CFMEU boycott

May 21, 2018
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk must follow the advice of her predecessor Peter Beattie and refuse all further donations from the…

Perrett gives Labor a spray over weed report delay

May 21, 2018
LNP Shadow Minister for Agriculture Tony Perrett has given the Palaszczuk Labor Government a spray over endless delays in releasing…

Labor Gags Vegetation Debate Again

May 17, 2018
“For the second week in a row, Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor have gagged the debate on a contentious laws. “They gagged…

Labor received 326 pages of Ipswich corruption complaints

May 15, 2018
The revelation that Jackie Trad received 326 pages of corruption complaints about Labor-run Ipswich City Council proves Queensland…

Why was Premier deaf to corruption claims?

May 3, 2018
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk must immediately explain why she ignored repeated warnings about the Labor corruption crisis in Ipswich,…

Labor’s waste tax to hit Hervey Bay homebuyers

April 27, 2018
Annastacia Palaszczuk’s greedy tax grab from Queenslanders is continuing with the introduction of a new waste tax. During a meeting…

Anzac Day, Wednesday 25 April 2018

April 19, 2018
Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans.…

Can You Help Meals On Wheels?

April 6, 2018
Meals on Wheels Fraser Community Inc provide a critically needed service to local residents who can’t cook for themselves.…

Save The Date For The Salvos

April 6, 2018
As we all know, the Salvation Army provide an invaluable service to all communities with their tireless work & dedication. Please…

Hervey Bay Crafters Mothers Day Craft Fair

If craft is your thing, make sure you get along to the 2 Day Hervey Bay Crafters Mothers Day Craft Fair at the RSL Club, Torquay…

Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants

April 3, 2018
Gambling Community Benefit Fund – GCBF Round 95 Grants To Local Organisations   Organisation Sponsored Organisation Purpose…

It’s the end of the line for lying Transport Minister

March 23, 2018
Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Transport Minister has been exposed again as incompetent and a liar after the CEO of Queensland Rail…

Wide Bay Health Funds Redirected

March 22, 2018
State Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen is appalled by recent revelations that Minister for Health Dr Stephen Miles has been redirecting…

 Local Government Legislation (Validation of Rates and Charges) Amendment Bill 2018

March 21, 2018
My speech in Parliament yesterday (Hervey Bay—LNP) (12.46 pm): I rise to contribute to the debate on the Local Government Legislation…

New figures reveal Labor’s growing Emergency Department crisis

March 19, 2018
New Queensland Health statistics have exposed the growing crisis in emergency departments across the state. In February, one in…

Hinkler encouraged to ‘think big’- the Regional Growth Fund now open

March 14, 2018
• Regional Growth Fund is now open for initial applications • Program will provide grants for major projects valued over $20…

LNP will ban union propaganda at Queensland schools

March 14, 2018
Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said she will ban union propaganda from Queensland schools if successful at the…

Solar panels for Schools – Air conditioning to come?

March 14, 2018
State Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen is still pushing for local schools to be air-conditioned. “I had mentioned a number of…

Cruel 85% Neighbourhood Watch Funding Cuts Petition

March 9, 2018
Sign the petition – https://lnpq.typeform.com/to/MYn7TU Community crime-fighting in Queensland will be crippled by the Palaszczuk…

LNP to fight Labor’s unprovoked attack on farmers

March 8, 2018
Thursday, 8 March 2018 Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington today said she would fight tooth and nail to defend farmers…

Labor locks in high fuel prices for Queensland

March 8, 2018
“Wednesday night the LNP called on Annastacia Palaszczuk to adopt the LNP’s real time fuel price monitoring policy,…

Cyber Bullying Not Acceptable

March 7, 2018
Cyber Bullying -Ted Sorensen speech in Qld Parliament Queensland Parliament Hansard Green DATE: 06/03/2018 FILE: 06032018_000358_LEGISLATIVE…

Shorten and Palaszczuk vow to kill off mining jobs

February 28, 2018
Labor continues to trade green votes for mining jobs in Queensland showing just how duplicitous they really are. Federal Labor Leader…

Tackling The Ice Epidemic

February 23, 2018
The Problem:- ICE use across Queensland – particularly in regional and remote communities – has skyrocketed in recent years.…

Labor can’t be trusted on taxes

February 23, 2018
LNP Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said promises from Deputy Premier Jackie Trad today that Labor had “no plans” to introduce…

Labor can’t be trusted on taxes

February 23, 2018
LNP Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said promises from Deputy Premier Jackie Trad today that Labor had “no plans” to introduce…

Labor’s Mark Bailey caught red handed again

February 22, 2018
Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said today’s revelations that a senior Labor Minister did in fact use his private…

Chris Loft Dismissal

February 16, 2018
I do not wish to make any comments as it could prejudice the court case coming up. It is generally considered inappropriate to comment…

Labor Must Act To End NDIS Uncertainty For Queenslanders

February 15, 2018
The Palaszczuk Government needs to step up and clarify how it will provide continuity of service, to ensure Queenslanders don’t…

Labor challenged to cease ‘anti-farmer crusade’

February 8, 2018
The LNP today challenged Labor to stop its anti-farmer crusade and dump plans to destroy common sense vegetation management laws…

Extra Driving On Seminars For Road Rule Updates

February 2, 2018
Due to popular demand two more ‘Driving On’ seminars will be held (one in Maryborough and one in Hervey Bay) prior to…

Fraser Island Dingoes Future

January 19, 2018
I am concerned about striking the right balance between tourists wanting to experience the local wildlife and protecting the environment.…

Let Queenslanders Love Our National Parks

January 17, 2018
On a visit to the Sunshine Coast today Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington called on the Palaszczuk Government to open…

Commonwealth Games TransportDebacle

January 17, 2018
Not only tradies should be offended by this, this ad is offensive across the board….. They’re doctors or maybe senior…

Labor’s taxes smash confidence in Queensland – new survey shows

January 11, 2018
A new survey has revealed confidence in Queensland’s property industry is the worst in the country, with Labor’s two…

What Is Queenslands Future

January 10, 2018
I’m honoured the people of Hervey Bay have once again elected me to represent them in State Parliament and I will work as…

River Heads Boat Ramp Upgrade

January 10, 2018
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will start works this month to upgrade the River Heads west boat ramp. I have attached…

Urangan Boat Ramps Upgrade

January 10, 2018
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will start works this month to upgrade two boat ramps at the Urangan Boat Harbour.…

January 2018 Update – Ongoing Upgrades To The Bruce Highway

January 5, 2018
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. The Wide Bay Burnett…

Over 1100 Road Rule Changes

December 7, 2017
There have been over 1100 road rule changes since 1998 which impacts the safety of our over 60’s tremendously. Maria Allen,…
Urangan Pier Cruise Ships

LNP To Deliver Urangan Pier Cruise Ship Feasibility Study

November 21, 2017
LNP Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen has described the pledge for a feasibility study into extending the Urangan Pier to meet…
Qld Election Issues

Compare issues that matter to Queenslanders

November 16, 2017
If you are still unsure which way to cast your vote, then compare issues that matter to Queenslanders at http://queenslandelection.info/
Parkinsons Nurse

LNP delivers dedicated nurse for Hervey Bay Hospital

November 16, 2017
LNP Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen has announced that the LNP will deliver better health services by securing a new community…
Palaszczuk Derailed

Palaszczuk Derailed Over Repair Bill For New Trains

November 16, 2017
By SARAH ELKS, QUEENSLAND POLITICAL REPORTER – The Australian Newspaper Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has ordered $100 million…
Labor Train Lies

Labor Still Lying About New Trains

Annastacia Palaszczuk and her part-time Transport Minister Jackie Trad have continued their campaign of outright lies about new…
$2 million for Hervey Bay School Air Conditioning

LNP To Air Condition Hervey Bay Schools

November 8, 2017
Ted Sorensen & a Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will deliver a better learning environment for students with a $2 million dollar…
domestic violence

LNP to take real action against domestic violence

A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will tackle domestic violence and implement a five-point action plan to better protect victims…

LNP To Provide Hervey Bay Residents With The Best Health Care

LNP Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen has announced that the LNP will employ a new Hospital Liaison officer at Hervey Bay Hospital. Mr…

Only a LNP State Government has a well thought out plan to get Hervey Bay working.

November 6, 2017
Instead of leading the way in job creation and job security, we are falling behind other states. Debt continues to increase, youth…

LNP To Deliver New Hervey Bay Girl Guides Clubhouse

November 3, 2017
LNP Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen has announced that the LNP will invest $1 million in a new clubhouse for Hervey Bay Girl Guides.…

Here’s 4 Billion Reasons Why We Need To Dump Labor

November 1, 2017
Labor has cut $4 Billion out of Queenslands Infrastructure budget Labor has cut $890 Million in spending out of Wide Bay Labor has…

Labor locks out locals from Hervey Bay hospital contracts

October 30, 2017
With the Qld State election having been called, it’s very concerning how Hervey Bay businesses have once again been snubbed…

EXPOsing Diabetes in Hervey Bay

October 25, 2017
If you live in the Fraser Coast area, have type 2 diabetes, or someone you love is living with the condition, Diabetes Queensland…

Breaking News: Labor votes for $200 power bill increase

October 24, 2017
Labor has tonight refused to abandon ideologically driven 50 per cent renewable energy target, despite Federal modelling which shows…

How Terrible Another 3 Years of Labor Will Be.

October 23, 2017
Under Labor, Queensland is losing the economic State of Origin, but not just against NSW, we’re losing to almost every other…

Adani on ABC’s Four Corners

October 10, 2017
There has been some discussion regarding the ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday and allegations surrounding the Adani Group…

Labor’s farmer bashing begins in lead up to state election

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has resorted to the same old farmer-bashing and figure fudging in another dishonest attack on Queensland’s…

LNP commits to ending Palaszczuk’s ID scanner farce

The LNP has announced it will close a farcical loophole in the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s botched ID scanner laws following…

LNP to renew category H licences for farmers

October 5, 2017
A Tim Nicholls-led LNP government has committed to renew all existing category H gun licences for farmers and graziers. A future…

Misleading Captions

October 4, 2017
It’s amazing how far some media will go to posture a story via captions to support their political mates. The bottom two stories…
Buy Local

More Local Jobs for Hervey Bay – LNP’s ‘Buy Local’ Policy

September 24, 2017
A future Tim Nicholls-led Liberal National Party Government will introduce a “Buy Local” government procurement policy which…

Labor Trains Debacle Update

September 15, 2017
Annastacia Palaszczuk and her part-time Transport Minister Jackie Trad have continued their campaign of outright lies about new…

Putting Wrong Right

September 14, 2017
“The Premier and Deputy Premier should concern themselves less with what I am doing and use their visit to apologise to Fraser…

“Get Ted” Campaign

September 14, 2017
I welcome the Get Ted strategy, because it reminds me of the Get Chris Loft strategy;  run by the Labor party, supported by Labor…

Labor Sent Train Contracts Offshore

September 13, 2017
Labor initially destroyed train car contracts opportunities for EDI Downer.  (refer to Queensland Industry Participation Policy…
Swim With The Whales Hervey Bay

Labor Follow My Lead

September 11, 2017
I’m very happy to see the Qld Labor Govt adopt and expand on one of my initiatives for Hervey Bay – that being the “Swim…

LNP Plan to Crack Down on Youth Crime

August 21, 2017
With increasing rates of car theft, hooning and break-ins, some young criminals are being arrested in the morning and let go only…

Labor Admits Games Rail ‘Debacle’

August 1, 2017
Labor MP Bruce Saunders admits Commonwealth Games rail transport is a “debacle” Jackie Trad’s rail fail is putting the…

Labor is killing jobs and destroying the state’s economy

July 26, 2017
Once again today we have heard more proof that Annastacia Palaszczuk has used the state’s electricity generators to tax Queenslanders…

Labor leaves heritage listed lighthouse in ruins

July 25, 2017
Labor’s Heritage Protection Minister is refusing to restore an iconic Hervey Bay lighthouse listed on the Queensland Heritage…

Thefts On Increase Under Labor

July 21, 2017
Very disturbing data has been released showing a massive leap in theft in 2016 compared to the previous 4 years which included constant…

Rail State of Origin

July 11, 2017
With QLD Labor  Rail Fail cuts we won’t be winning  State Of Origin when it comes to the number of trains each week.

Qld Rego Fees Rise 3 Years In A Row Under Labor

July 5, 2017
 It is very concerning for Hervey Bay residents to face yearly car rego hikes under the current government. This is a result of…

Cash Must Not Sway Policy

July 3, 2017
ENVIRONMENTALISTS spend a lot of time decrying big business, but activist groups are fast becoming corporate giants in their own…

MEDIA REQUEST: Fraser Coast Chronicle

It has been raised more than once why I normally don’t communicate with the Fraser Coast Chronicle. Below is a perfect example…

Regional Road Works

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will soon commence asphalt resurfacing works at various locations in the Fraser…

Boat Harbour Drive Asphalt Works

Asphalt resurfacing works will soon be completed on various sections of Boat Harbour Drive between Beach Road and Hunter Street…

Bailey on Energy Prices

June 23, 2017
When asked on ABC Radio yesterday why the the Government wasn’t instructing state owned power generators to stop gaming the…

LNP’s Veterans’ Affairs Policy a boost for Hervey Bay

June 22, 2017
 A Tim Nicholls LNP Government will deliver Queensland’s first Veterans’ Affairs Policy. The LNP plan will improve…

ON THE RIGHT PATH – LOCAL BUSINESSES HIRE 97 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS

June 19, 2017
More than 5,000 young Australians now have jobs under the ‘Hire’ element of the Australian Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire)…

Labor has forgotten Hervey Bay, again.

June 13, 2017
Again, this budget has delivered nothing other than regurgitated announcements of old money and promises for Hervey Bay. It does…

Power Prices Rise Under Labor Again

June 6, 2017
Hervey Bay households will see their power bills go up again under Labor. You can sign a petition to show you do not support this…

Esplanade Speed Limit Consultation

June 6, 2017
Proposal to Introduce 40km hour speed limit along the Esplanade within Scarness, Torquay and Urangan Business Districts and Left…

June Update – Ongoing Upgrades To The Bruce Highway

June 2, 2017
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. The Wide Bay/Burnett…

Latest Gambling Community Benefit Fund Recipients

Congratulations to the following local organisations who successfully applied for grants from the Gambling Fund. Australian Air…

High Blood Pressure – The Silent Killer

Did you know that blood pressure is a silent killer because there are no obvious signs or symptoms? Over half of the people with…

Fraser Coast Regional Council / Organisation Review and Development Plan

May 26, 2017
Mr. Rob Pyne Independent MP for Cairns has tabled the report into Fraser Coast Regional Council / Organisation Review and Development…

Small Business Week Workshop

May 9, 2017
This is a free 3 hour workshop in Hervey Bay for Small Business Week. Register at www.business.qld.gov.au/events

Ongoing Upgrades To The Bruce Highway

May 9, 2017
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. The Wide Bay/Burnett…

Ted’s Achievements As Member For Hervey Bay

Here is a list Teds achievements as the State Member for Hervey Bay for the last 8 years. The Liberal National Party has only had…

Feros Aged Care Services in Wide Bay

May 3, 2017
Feros Care is a multi-award winning not-for-profit organisation that’s been offering quality care and support services for older…

Release The Reports

April 28, 2017
Labor and Annastacia Palaszczuk are keeping you in the dark. Before the last election, Labor promised open and accountable government,…

Maheno Plaque Unveiled

April 24, 2017
It was an amazing day on Fraser Island with the unveiling of the special commemorative stone and plaque at the wreck of the SS Maheno.…

Joining Of 2 Countries

April 22, 2017
This piece of vulcanised sandstone rock was quaried from near the township of Maheno on the South Island of New Zealand. It was…

Massive Solar Potential For Hervey Bay Schools

April 11, 2017
Last week, I gained information on the north facing roof space of Hervey Bay schools. Interestingly, there is approximately 44,800…

Hervey Bay & Surrounds Anzac Ceremonies

March 30, 2017
ANZAC Day is coming up very soon and to help you plan which ceremony you will attend, please Click Here to download a full list…

From Parliament – Sorensen seeks answers on dingo numbers

March 24, 2017
Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen questioned Environment and Heritage Minister Steven Miles on Fraser Island dingo numbers in state…

LNP delivers new Farm Debt reconstruction Office

March 22, 2017
*         LNP delivers new Farm Debt Restructure Office in Queensland *         New office to tackle farm debt head-on…

Thank You Father Paul Kelly

March 22, 2017
Mr SORENSEN (Hervey Bay—LNP) (5.09 pm): I would like to speak on the Criminal Law Amendment Bill. First of all I would like to…

Labor jobs promise a farce – 11,000 youth jobs lost since election

March 4, 2017
Labor employment program for young Queenslanders a farce 11,000 youth jobs have been lost since Palaszczuk was elected and 21,000…

Smoke and Mirrors from Labor

March 3, 2017
My prediction would be, to get prepared for a May election! This Labor government has broken the bank and they cannot face another…

Ted talks about the Fraser Coast Chronicle’s Fake News.

March 3, 2017
Hansard from last night. Queensland Parliament Hansard Green DATE: 02/03/2017 FILE: 02032017_000104_LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY_GREEN CHAMBER.DOCX…

More Parking Needed for Yarrilee State School

February 28, 2017
Please help me in my fight for more parking for Yarrilee State School. Hervey Bay is now in a period of growth and that means the…

LNP plan to ‘switch on’ Hervey Bay tourism destinations

February 24, 2017
  LNP will commit $3 million over three years towards a program to install WiFi hotspots at key tourism destinations across…

Wonder why this doesn’t make the paper….?

February 24, 2017
—–Original Message—– From: Victor Jackson Sent: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:55 PM To: editorial@frasercoastchronicle.com.au…

Soft Bail Laws

February 9, 2017
The LNP believes in tougher bail principles which rebalance the scales of justice in favour of victims not criminals. We believe…

2016 – Disastrous Year For Qld Jobs

January 20, 2017
2016 will go down as a disastrous year for Qld job seekers under the Palaszczuk Government capped off by 13,708 job losses in December.

2017 Fraser Coast Events Calendar

January 20, 2017
As we all know, a lot happens on the Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay in particular in any given year. Fraser Coast Events has compiled…

Get Started Vouchers For Disadvantaged Children

January 19, 2017
Round 9 OPENS Wednesday, 25 January 2017 Get Started Vouchers is one of three funding programs that comprise the Queensland Government’s…

Australian National Flag Protocols

January 18, 2017
With Australia Day coming up soon, we receive many enquiries about the protocols for flying The Australian & Queensland flags.…

Palaszczuk Pretends To Bring Forward Stalled Building Our Regions Program

January 17, 2017
Palaszczuk pretends to bring forward stalled Building our Regions program The Palaszczuk Government is pretending to bring forward…

Hot Weather Risks & Staying Cool

January 16, 2017
Who is most at risk from hot weather? While most people find extremely hot weather and heatwaves uncomfortable, some people have…

Kirami Residential Aged Care Home Extensions

January 13, 2017
Today I attended the opening of the newly extended Kirami Residential Aged Care Home in Point Vernon officiated by The Most Reverend…

Sport and Recreation Conference

January 11, 2017
Fraser Coast Regional Council are partnering with Sport and Recreation Services to deliver a conference in Hervey Bay on 10 &…

Christmas Greetings From Ted

December 21, 2016
I’d like to wish everyone a very merry and safe Christmas & New Year from myself, my wife Jenny and all of my team at…

The TOBRUK Has Arrived

December 15, 2016
Great News For The Wide Bay The retired Navy vessel, HMAS Tobruk has arrived in Bundaberg and is now ready to be stripped of all…

Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream

December 14, 2016
The Community Investments Stream funds community investment projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger…

Plan your trip: Bruce Highway in the Wide Bay/Burnett district (December 2016)

December 5, 2016
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. The Wide Bay/Burnett…

Don’t let ex-HMAS Tobruk get sunk in the south!

November 28, 2016
The decision on ex-HMAS Tobruk will be made very soon and Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt needs your support to show that…

LNP plan to ‘switch on’ state’s key tourism destinations.

November 17, 2016
Member for Hervey Bay, Ted Sorensen said the LNP will provide funding for 500 WiFi hotspots in key tourism destinations to allow…

Fraser Coast Regional Council Report

November 14, 2016
Parliamentary Hansard  08 November, 2016 – “I rise to talk about the report on the Fraser Coast Regional Council tabled…

Plan your trip: NOVEMBER – Bruce Highway / Wide Bay Burnett district roadworks and locations.

November 4, 2016
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. The Wide Bay/Burnett…

World Teachers Day

October 28, 2016
Congratulations to all teachers.  Your hard work and efforts are greatly appreciated by all of the community. Thank you, Ted.

Fraser Island Oil Spill

October 19, 2016
Yesterday morning, I was contacted by Sydney media to provide comment about an oil spill on Fraser Island.  This was the first…

What Ted Can Do For You

October 17, 2016
Many residents are unaware of the services available to them through their State Member of Parliament. As your State MP, I can…

More Labor Lies

October 7, 2016
“Yesterday’s announcement from the Palaszczuk Labor Government that it will conduct a desperate fire sale of state-owned…

Have Your Say On Qld Crime Rates

October 5, 2016
Crime rates in Qld are out of control.  Here’s your chance to have your say in our online poll. Let us know what issues are…

Hervey Bay Organisations Benefit From Gambling Fund

October 4, 2016
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing about $53 million per year.…

Question On Notice – Maryborough Mental Health Acute Inpatient Unit

October 4, 2016
Question on Notice No. 1485 – Asked on 31 August 2016 MR SORENSEN asked the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance…

Queensland Employment Falls For Sixth Straight Month

August 19, 2016
FACTS: Employment in Queensland falls for sixth straight month, with more Queenslanders out of work. 1,500 jobs lost last month…

LNP Scores A Win For Queensland Small Businesses

August 18, 2016
LNP thwarts Labor’s plans to lump small businesses with thousands of dollars in higher fees. The Palaszczuk Labor Government…

D’Ath Needs To Reveal Full Cost Of State’s Broken Voting System

August 18, 2016
Queenslanders who voted in local government election threatened with fines for failing to vote. LNP MP threatened with fine for…

Premier Fails To Support Embattled Child Safety Minister

August 17, 2016
Premier fails to support embattled Child Safety Minister until prompted by social media Shannon Fentiman refuses to accept responsibility…

Pitt Finally Admits $4 Billion Raid Was Never Recommended

August 16, 2016
Queensland Treasurer finally admits his risky raid on superannuation was never recommended by State Actuary Curtis Pitt concedes…

Abuse Investigation Times Blow Out Under Labor

August 4, 2016
Child abuse investigations taking longer to complete under Palaszczuk Government Shadow Child Safety Minister Ros Bates to visit…

Teachers’ Pay Agreement Must Improve Outcomes For Kids

August 3, 2016
LNP agrees teachers should be rewarded for the great work they do in our classrooms Palaszczuk Labor Government must ensure changes…

Fisheries Green Paper Threatens Industry

August 2, 2016
–       Labor wants to slash commercial and recreational fishing harvests –       No thought for impact on seafood…
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Apparent Failure To Vote Notice – ECQ

August 1, 2016
If you have received an “Apparent Failure To Vote Notice” from the Electoral Commission Queensland regarding the local…

GRANTS OPEN SOON! Youngcare At Home Care Grants QLD

July 27, 2016
Youngcare At Home Care Grants (AHCG) are available again for young people with high care needs in Queensland. Youngcare has come…

Labor’s Vegetation Management Dishonesty Exposed

July 23, 2016
Palaszczuk Government fails to fulfil vegetation management consultation promises to rural Queenslanders Consultation process supposed…

Donaldson Turns Back On Commercial Fishing Industry

July 19, 2016
Labor refuses to give certainty to commercial fishing industry in Great Sandy Strait Hundreds of jobs and businesses will be affected…

Ted’s Plan For Hervey Bay

July 5, 2016
A message from Ted Sorensen Queenslanders deserve a State Budget that gives them hope and optimism for the future – a budget that…
Qld Families Left In The Dark

Queensland Families Left In The Dark On Power Prices

June 30, 2016
*  Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor fail to inform Queenslanders that deregulation is coming *  Labor delays the LNP’s plan…
Donate Life Week 2016

DonateLife Week 2016 – organ and tissue donation

June 21, 2016
I am seeking your support for DonateLife Week 2016 http://www.donatelife.gov.au/donatelife-week (Sunday 31 July – Sunday 7…
Young Australians of the Year

Australian Of The Year Nominations

June 21, 2016
Each year we have the opportunity to bring our attention to the remarkable individuals of our State who excel in the core values…

LNP jobs plan to Get Queensland Working

June 17, 2016
* LNP releases plan to create an estimated 20,000 jobs for Queenslanders * Plan includes apprenticeship boost, small business grants…

Hervey Bay Forgotten In Labor’s Short-Sighted Budget

June 14, 2016
Tuesday, 14 June, 2016 36,000 full time jobs have been lost in the last two months Hervey Bay gets no relief from cost of living…
LNP commits to reopen Mason inquest

LNP Commits To Reopen Mason Inquest

June 13, 2016
An LNP Government will commit to a reopened inquest into Annette Mason death Attorney-General has previously dismissed family’s…

LNP Cash for Containers scheme to clean up Hervey Bay

June 8, 2016
LNP container deposit scheme to protect environment and grow jobs Hervey Bay community groups given the opportunity to benefit from…
Pialba-Burrum Heads Road intersection upgrade

Pialba-Burrum Heads Road Intersection Upgrade

June 8, 2016
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is currently undertaking design for an upgrade of the Pialba-Burrum  Heads Road, Scrub…

More Protection Needed For Ambos Following Two Assaults

June 8, 2016
Two separate assaults on paramedics highlight need for action from Labor to protect health workers Labor continues to ignore pleas…

Feedback Needed On Maryborough–Hervey Bay Road and Urraween Road Intersection Upgrade

June 7, 2016
Project overview Construction of a $12.5 million project to upgrade the Maryborough–Hervey Bay Road and Urraween Road intersection,…
Hervey Bay Power Price Rise

Hervey Bay Power Prices Going Up Under Labor

June 6, 2016
* Hervey Bay household bills to increase under Labor Government * Small businesses to be particularly hit hard by massive price…
Waiting On Superman

“Interesting documentary about education from USA’s eyes. We could all learn from this..”

June 1, 2016
It is about not just throwing money at education, but thinking about education and how it is delivered, and the children’s…
Qld Labor Super Raid

Premier Needs To Come Clean On Superannuation Raid

May 25, 2016
Labor admits secret raid planned on public servants superannuation Premier refuses to release independent advice from the State…

Labor Begins Unravelling Of Tough Criminal Gang Laws

May 25, 2016
The Palaszczuk Labor Government has begun the wind back of the VLAD laws Palaszczuk and Labor pushed changes through Parliament…

Resources Sector Takes Another Hit From Labor

May 25, 2016
Labor changes to resources legislation could allow extreme green groups to abuse objections process Resource sector confidence at…
Technically Not A Rise

Katter Party Fails To Stand Up To Labor’s Rego Price Hike

May 24, 2016
Katter Party MPs fail to vote on in Parliament to keep car rego increases to inflation rate Labor will increase car registration…
Labor Rego Hike

Palaszczuk To Slug Families With Another Car Rego Hike

May 23, 2016
*  Labor set to slug struggling Queenslanders with another hike in car registration costs to cover their hopeless financial management…
Labor Carbon Tax

Palaszczuk Needs To Come Clean On Carbon Tax For Queensland

May 16, 2016
Palaszczuk Labor Government Ministers divided on introducing a carbon tax Premier promised Queenslanders ‘no new or increased…
Ted Sorensen Save Our Sparkies

Palaszczuk Government Proposal Puts Our Sparkies At Risk

May 9, 2016
Friday, 6 May 2016 Ted Sorensen MP backs Save Our Sparkies petition to stop Labor’s electricity giant Labor’s Ergon/Energex…
Hervey Bay Salvation Army Red Shield Launch

The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal 2016 Launch

May 9, 2016
Great support for our Salvo’s at the Hervey Bay Boat Club with approximately $6000 raised for the 2016 Red Shield Appeal From…

Bruce Highway May 2016 Update

May 5, 2016
If you are planning on travelling on the Bruce Highway in the near future, please click on the “read more” below for…
BUDGET 2016-17 - Youth Employment

Federal Budget delivers for Hervey Bay

May 4, 2016
Wednesday 4 May 2016 Hervey Bay to benefit from boosted Commonwealth funding and GST payments in Federal Budget Youth employment,…
Ag Science Under Threat

Agricultural Science At Risk

April 14, 2016
Kate Jones has failed to rule out scrapping Agricultural Science from the Queensland Senior Curriculum.

Australia’s Enormous Sacrifice

April 12, 2016
In 1914 Australia was a young country and still a dominion of the British Empire. So when Britain declared war, this tiny country…

School Disability Program Faces Axe

March 21, 2016
Kawungan School ECDP Faces The Axe! A vital education program for Hervey Bay’s youngest and most vulnerable students is set…

‘Know-nothing’ Minister Dick Dodges Scrutiny

March 21, 2016
'Know-nothing' Minister Dick Dodges Scrutiny The LNP's efforts to scrutinise the state of Queensland's health system…
Ted Sorensen

Labor delivers no new infrastructure for Wide Bay

March 15, 2016
The Palaszczuk Labor Government's much-touted infrastructure 'plan' delivers nothing for the Wide Bay region but rehashed,…

Labor Needs To Stay Out Of Solar

March 10, 2016
A draft Queensland Productivity Commission report has exposed the Palaszczuk Labor Government's 'one million rooftop'…

Bruce Highway – Plan Your Trip

March 8, 2016
If you are planning on travelling on the Bruce Highway in the near future, please take note of roadworks as indicated. 
Ted Sorensen Community Heritage Grants

Community Heritage Grants 2016 round open for applications: 7 March – 9 May 2016

March 8, 2016
CHG is a federally funded grants program, operating since 1994, which offers grants of up to $15,000 to assist in preserving cultural…
Ted Sorensen Petrol Prices

LNP calls for petrol price transparency

March 3, 2016
The LNP is calling for better transparency at the petrol bowser ensuring motorists are not duped by retailers selectively promoting…

Upcoming Council Elections & Referendum

March 1, 2016
On March 19, you will be asked to make an important decision about Queensland’s future. Held on the same day as the local…

Treasurer Pitt’s Policies Will Leave Families Paying More

February 4, 2016
Treasurer Pitt’s Policies Will Leave Families Paying More Today’s Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) report into…

Shadow Minister joins Ted in the Bay

January 25, 2016
Shadow Minister joins Ted in the Bay Ian Walker, Shadow Minister for Justice, Industrial Relations and Arts visited Hervey Bay recently.…

Donaldson Must Rule Out ‘Net-Free’ Zones

January 19, 2016
Donaldson Must Rule Out ‘Net-Free’ Zones: Frecklington Fisheries Minister Leannne Donaldson has been challenged to rule…
Labor Rego Hike

Premier Returns Without A Plan

January 18, 2016
Premier Returns Without A Plan Annastacia Palaszczuk’s return to work has been met with disappointment, after she failed to…

Shadow Minister for Health Mark McArdle

November 13, 2015
Shadow Minister for Health Mark McArdle joined Ted to visit the first fully integrated digital hospital in Australia, St Stephen's…

Volunteer Grants

November 13, 2015
The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants 2015 under the Strengthening Communities (Volunteering)…

The Queensland Young Achiever Awards

November 10, 2015
The Queensland Young Achiever Awards are now open and all Queenslanders are asked to nominate a young person you know that is actively…

Industry Fears Infrastructure Backlog Under Labor

November 9, 2015
Queensland industry has warned Labor’s lack of a plan for infrastructure is likely to hurt the state’s economy and create…

Labor’s Inaction Holds Queensland Back

October 28, 2015
Labor’s Inaction Holds Queensland Back The CommSec State of the States Report has shown Queensland’s economy is continuing…

Federal Medicinal Cannabis Announcement

October 19, 2015
Federal medicinal cannabis announcement a step forward The LNP Opposition has welcomed Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley’s…

Qld Losing Out Under Labor’s Electricity Management

October 7, 2015
Queensland businesses are at a huge disadvantage when comparing energy costs with NSW and VIC. Victorian's electricity costs,…

“Firefighters Have A Well-Earned Win”

September 29, 2015
"Firefighters Have A Well-Earned Win" Common sense has prevailed and Hervey Bay volunteer firefighters will have access…

RACQ Get Ready Queensland Week

September 18, 2015
RACQ Get Ready Queensland Week, 12 – 18 October 2015! RACQ Get Ready Week and RACQ Get Ready Day are celebrations of the resilient…

LNP Acts To Restore Confidence In QLD

September 17, 2015
LNP Acts To Restore Confidence In QLD Better government services, business confidence and job creation are all significant advantages…

Frecklington Fights For Sustainable Fishing

September 15, 2015
Frecklington Fights For Sustainable Fishing More than 26,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Queensland Parliament…

Warning To Check Portable Butane Cookers

September 9, 2015
Queenslanders have been urged to check their sheds, garages and caravans for potentially lethal butane cookers. Acting Minister…

Labor Sidelines Key Grassroots Sports Funding

July 1, 2015
Labor Sidelines Key Grassroots Sports Funding The Opposition has urged the Palaszczuk-Gordon Government to step up to the plate…
Technically Not A Rise

Hervey Bay Drivers Face Rego Hike

June 30, 2015
Hervey Bay Drivers Face Rego Hike Tomorrow, drivers from Hervey Bay will pay more for car registration than ever before as Labor’s…

Health Review Affirms LNP Achievements

June 22, 2015
Health Review Affirms LNP Achievements A review into Queensland Health has recognised reform measures implemented by the LNP Government…

Health Bungles Ramping Up Under Labor

June 22, 2015
Health Bungles Ramping Up Under Labor    There are grave concerns that the lives of sick Queenslanders are being put at…

LNP Welcomes LNP’s Plan For Tougher Driving Tests

June 21, 2015
LNP Welcomes LNP’s Plan For Tougher Driving Tests The Palaszczuk Labor Government has been accused of being void of ideas,…

Labor Breaks Key Election Promise

June 17, 2015
Labor Breaks Key Election Promise  Queensland Labor has admitted they will break a key election promise and increase debt,…

Hervey Bay’s Two New Artificial Reefs Ready For Guests To Move In

June 11, 2015
Hervey Bay's Two New Artificial Reefs Ready For Guests To Move In Member for Hervey Bay, Ted Sorensen welcomed the news that…

LNP moves to keep rego costs down

June 2, 2015
LNP moves to keep rego costs down In Parliament today, the LNP Opposition moved disallowance motion to protect Queensland families…

Health Board Independence Threatened Again

June 2, 2015
The independence of local Health and Hospital Boards is under threat again after the Health Minister played coy when answering a…

Premier Palaszczuk not listening to business

May 28, 2015
Another scathing report indicates Queenslanders will miss out on job opportunities if the Premier doesn't start listening to…

The Newly Appointed Labor Government Is Quick To Have Zero Guarantees.

March 23, 2015
"The Hervey Bay voters supported the surgical Wait Time Guarantee", State Member Ted Sorensen said. "Cameron Dick…

Diabetes Qld Needs Your Help

March 16, 2015
Volunteers needed to help the health of Hervey Bay You can make a difference to the lives of people in Hervey Bay by helping them…

Qld Labor Government is using tricky language to back away from its commitment not to sell assets:

March 10, 2015
Qld Labor Government is using tricky language to back away from its commitment not to sell assets: Tuesday (2 March) the Premier…

If Labor dumps the wait time guarantee for surgery – what is its plan to get the numbers down?

March 9, 2015
If Labor dumps the wait time guarantee for surgery – what is its plan to get the numbers down? Under the LNP Government the…

Labor’s disloyalty to the regions exposed

January 22, 2015
Labor’s disloyalty to the regions exposed The Labor Party has already shown its absolute disregard for rural and regional…

Safer school roads and FIFO hub for Hervey Bay residents

January 22, 2015
Safer school roads and FIFO hub for Hervey Bay residents Hervey Bay families will benefit from safer travel and increased employment…

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Stats

January 12, 2015
Under Labor there were 2,153 clinical staff – nurses, doctors and health professionals Under the LNP there are now 2,232 clinical…

First Policy Package – Jobs For Tomorrow.

January 12, 2015
LNP unveils plan for the Jobs of Tomorrow More than 209,000 jobs would be created in Queensland over the next six years as a result…

2015 Qld Plan

January 11, 2015
Ted Is Proud To Present The 2015 Qld Plan                    

Queenslanders are off to the polls on the 31 January, 2015

January 8, 2015
We want every Queenslander to feel secure and our strong plans are making our state safer. In just three years, we've cut surgical…

Public eye treatment and surgery returns to Wide Bay

December 3, 2014
Public eye treatment and surgery returns to Wide Bay WIDE Bay Hospital and Health Service has secured funding to reintroduce locally…

Grieving parents to receive recognition

November 11, 2014
Grieving parents to receive recognition Parents who have experienced a tragic early pregnancy loss will be able to honour the memory…

New tech means fire trucks & ambos can turn red lights green in an emergency.

November 11, 2014
EVP Turns Lights from Red To Green For Faster Emergency Services Response Times. New tech means fire trucks & ambos can turn…

Hervey Bay clubs score funding to Get Playing

November 7, 2014
Hervey Bay clubs score funding to Get Playing Christmas has come early for two Hervey Bay sport and recreation clubs with the third…

Demand for Get Started vouchers remains strong

November 7, 2014
Demand for Get Started vouchers remains strong Queensland families are now finding it easier to get active, thanks to the Newman…

LNP OPTHALMOLOGY BLITZ

November 7, 2014
Queensland LNP Ophthalmology Blitz The Premier and Health Minister have announced a $23.4 million blitz on the long wait lists for…

Front Line Health Facts

November 7, 2014
Front Line Wide Bay Health Region Results . . . The Queensland Government has released the latest front line figures on waiting…

Park Pals make Fraser Island Great Walk even greater

October 22, 2014
A walking track has been cleared and former park ranger barracks have been transformed into a volunteer base, thanks to a $25,000…

New youth support services planned for Hervey Bay

October 22, 2014
The Queensland Government has announced an open tender process to establish a new youth support service for the Fraser Coast region.…

Call to Get Ready Queensland

October 13, 2014
What’s your ‘what-if’ plan? Queenslanders are urged to use their home-grown resilience and ‘get ready’…

Strong Choices

October 13, 2014
We have a strong plan to pay down the $80 billion debt we inherited so more money can be spent on building schools, hospitals, roads…

Hervey Bay families get money for reading help

September 25, 2014
The youngest children in Fraser Coast Regional Council will have more help to learn what they need to succeed at school.   $99,534…

Students to get Great Results from extra funding

September 25, 2014
Students in Hervey Bay are set to benefit from the second round of Great Results Guarantee funding announced on the 24th September…

JP (Qual) & C.Dec Training

September 15, 2014
Want to become a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or a Commissioner for Declarations?   Queensland Justices Association is…

Hervey Bay Hockey turns sod on new playing surface

September 15, 2014
Hervey Bay Hockey turns sod on new playing surface   The first sod has today been turned on works to upgrade Hervey Bay Hockey’s…

Woody Island lighthouse to be restored and two new Reefs to boost diving and fishing in Great Sandy Strait

August 28, 2014
  One of the oldest buildings in the Hervey Bay area, Woody Island’s Middle Bluff lighthouse is set to be restored as…

Wide Bay Health Service, Perfomance – Parliament Question without Notice

August 28, 2014
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, Performance Mr SORENSEN: My question without notice is to the Minister for Health. With reference…

Kids Get Started Again With Sport Funding

August 9, 2014
Hervey Bay families have been encouraged to Get in the Game and submit their applications for the fourth round of the hugely popular…

Premier Launches Queenslanders’ 30 Year Vision in Hervey Bay

July 31, 2014
THE QUEENSLAND PLAN Hervey Bay’s future prosperity took a step forward today with the release of The Queensland Plan: Queenslanders’…

Have your say – Fisheries Management Review.

July 9, 2014
Have your say – Fisheries Management Review. Minister McVeigh is encouraging anyone interested in our fisheries to provide…

Science and Innovation Champions Awards

June 17, 2014
The Minister for Science and Information Technology Innovation and the Arts, Mr Ian Walker has announced the launch of the Science…

Kids and clubs continue to Get in the Game in 2014

June 17, 2014
Hervey Bay families have been encouraged to ‘get a head start’ on their Get in the Game applications, with new rounds of the…

Hervey Bay Community Anzac grants announced

June 13, 2014
Hervey Bay Community Anzac grants announced   State Member of Parliament Ted Sorensen, has welcomed a Queensland Government…

A responsible Budget from a responsible Government.

June 12, 2014
“The 2014/15 Budget continues to deliver on the LNP Government’s election promises for a strong plan for a brighter future,…

Hervey Bay to have their say on motorcycle road rule changes

May 27, 2014
Hervey Bay road users can now have their say on possible road rule changes to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety affecting…

Locals to shape Queensland’s 30 year vision for Schools

May 27, 2014
State MP Ted Sorensen has welcomed the Newman Government’s latest initiative to develop a 30-year plan for the future of education…

Switch off for ceiling safety

May 27, 2014
A comprehensive awareness campaign will urge Hervey Bay homeowners and tradies to stop and think before working in a roof space,…

Fraser Coast girls travel for science

May 22, 2014
More than double the number of boys than girls is studying physics, information technology, technology and maths C in Queensland,…

Cost of Living – Ted addresses parliament

May 15, 2014
Mr SORENSEN (Hervey Bay—LNP) (9.01 pm): Nothing cripples my valued Hervey Bay constituents’ cost-of-living challenges more than…

EVEN MORE RED TAPE SLASHED…TMR provides speedy customer service

May 15, 2014
Renewing your driver’s licence at a Transport and Main Roads centre is quicker and easier according to latest Queensland Government…

Fraser Coasters invited to nominate for prestigious Cultural Diversity awards

May 15, 2014
 Ted Sorensen, Hervey Bay MP, is encouraging locals to nominate, or nominate someone they know for this year’s Queensland Cultural…

New public-private cancer treatment centre

May 15, 2014
Fresh State Government funding of $3.7 million annually will launch a public-private partnership project for cancer treatment across…

Queensland’s Youth Strategy latest news…

May 15, 2014
Check out this website for an important update to the government’s strategy.   http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/communityservices/youth/queensland-youth-strategy-connecting-young-queenslanders

Better care for Queensland’s sickest children

May 8, 2014
 Kids with complex health needs will have better access to specialists from today with the announcement of a statewide care team…

What is stopping you from quitting?

May 8, 2014
A new advertising campaign targeted at 25 to 44 year-olds, is seeking the further reduce Queensland’s smoking rates. Health Minister…

Building industry to benefit from cuts to red tape

May 8, 2014
 The State’s construction industry has received a boost, with new legislation making it easier, quicker and more cost-effective…

Property reforms an easy sell for Queensland

May 8, 2014
 Buying a property or vehicle in Queensland will be a whole lot easier thanks to new laws passed by the State Government in Parliament…

$3 million incentive to boost vaccination rates

May 1, 2014
A $3 million incentive to improve vaccination rates has been posted by the State Government in a bid to inspire local strategies…

Time will not weary war memorials

April 28, 2014
Local   custodians will be able to carry out essential maintenance on memorials  honouring Queenslanders who have died in war,…

Funding aids life-saving snake venom research

April 22, 2014
Ground-breaking research that uses deadly snake venom in blood testing technology is one of the projects being boosted by the Queensland…

Queensland the standout state in jobs creation

April 10, 2014
ABS labour force figures again show Queensland is leading Australia in employment growth.  Treasurer Tim Nicholls said Queensland…

Streamlined conditions better for the environment and operators

April 8, 2014
Reduced red tape for petroleum operators will pave the way for jobs growth in Queensland, delivering on key Government election…

Ted talks in parliament on Hervey Bay economy

April 8, 2014
Mr SORENSEN (Hervey Bay—LNP) (3.20 pm): While Queensland’s economic growth continues to outstrip the rest of Australia I am…

Two years of red tape reduction in Queensland

April 7, 2014
Queenslanders are marking two years of better business, with the Queensland Government’s red tape reduction program continuing…

Second-round of scholarships to support Queensland women

April 3, 2014
Queensland women are set to break into traditionally male-dominated industries with the announcement of 120 second-round scholarships…

An excerpt from Wide Bay Wave, a Queensland Health publication.

April 1, 2014
AFTER weeks of media hype and continued Labor Opposition propaganda that our ICU is closing down – which it is not – the…

Literacy and numeracy support for apprentices and trainees

April 1, 2014
Wide Bay Institute of TAFE students are benefiting from a $5 million Queensland Government initiative providing extra literacy and…

Tougher penalties for animal cruelty

April 1, 2014
Animal torturers will face up to seven years jail under a tough new offence designed to protect all of Queensland’s creatures,…

Workplaces to get a healthy funding boost

March 12, 2014
Hervey Bay businesses that think outside the lunchbox and promote a better lifestyle for their workers are eligible for a share…

Grant helps keep Fraser Island clean

March 7, 2014
Fraser Island beaches will receive a clean-up thanks to the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grant program.  Member…

Queensland’s training sector to be modernised

March 4, 2014
The  Queensland Government is continuing to revitalise the state’s vocational   education and training (VET) with the introduction…

New app to save lives

March 3, 2014
A NEW app that allows Hervey Bay residents to lodge requests for assistance with the SES instead of calling 132 500, is now available.…

Nominations open for science awards

March 3, 2014
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education and Fraser Coaststudents…

Hervey Bay residents encouraged to download a destination

February 27, 2014
QUEENSLAND’S world class tourism attractions and visitor information centres are now just a click away following the launch of…

Queensland economic growth strongest in the nation

February 27, 2014
Queensland’s economic growth continues to  outstrip the rest of Australia, with new figures showing the economy had the   strongest…

The 2014 Innovation Awards open now

February 19, 2014
You are invited to submit a nomination for The 2014 Innovation Awards which aim to recognise and showcase individuals and organisations…

Online portal to provide G20 updates

February 18, 2014
  Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services The Honourable Jack Dempsey Queenslanders can now access everything they…

Funding available for local economic development

February 18, 2014
February 12, 2014  MULTICULTURAL groups in Hervey Bay, along with the Fraser Coast Regional Council can secure Queensland Government…

Buying smart to pay off for students

February 14, 2014
February 14, 2014 HERVEY Bay students have the chance to share in more than $11,000 in cash prizes for themselves and their schools…

Dental waiting lists reduced across the Wide Bay

February 11, 2014
THE WIDE Bay Hospital and Health Service (WBHHS) dental waiting list for public oral health care was slashed by 30 per cent between…

Queensland national parks protected into the future

December 25, 2013
Newsroom Queensland national parks protected into the future  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Queensland parliament today passed amendments…

LINK to Queensland Governments DATA website

December 16, 2013
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