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GOLD COAST ROADS TO RECEIVE FUNDING BOOST

January 10, 2019

10 January 2019 Congestion relief for Gold Coast roads is on the way as part of the next phase of the Liberal National Government’s Roads to Recovery program. The Gold Coast City Council has received $23.67 million in funding from the Liberal National Government for the next five years to fund important road improvements – […]

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Gold Coast tourism industry continues to boom

January 9, 2019

9 January 2019 The Gold Coast continues to welcome huge numbers of tourists who are spending record amounts, according to the latest International Visitor Survey (IVS) data released today. Local MP Steven Ciobo said the latest results show the Coast continues to be a major tourist hotspot for international travellers. “Spending by international tourists on […]

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MORE HOME CARE, MORE SUPPORT FOR GOLD COAST SENIORS

December 17, 2018

Gold Coast Seniors will receive more support, thanks to a half-billion dollar aged care funding boost by the Liberal National Government, including the release of 10,000 high-level home care packages within weeks. Local MP Steven Ciobo said the Liberal National Government will also ease cost of living pressures for local seniors receiving home care, by reducing daily maximum […]

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FEDERAL BUDGET SET TO RETURN TO SURPLUS

December 17, 2018

This week’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook confirms the strength of the Australian economy and that the budget will return to surplus. Local MP Steven Ciobo said returning the budget to surplus is part of the Liberal National Government’s plan to keep the economy strong and guarantee the essential services Gold Coasters rely on. “We […]

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$2 billion fund to transform Gold Coast small businesses access to funding

November 16, 2018

16 November 2018 Gold Coast small businesses will benefit from the Liberal National Government’s introduction of a $2 billion Australian Business Securitisation Fund. Local MP Steven Ciobo said many small business owners on the Coast find it difficult to obtain finance unless they put up their family home as collateral. “The Gold Coast is known […]

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GRANTS HELPING THE GOLD COAST COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF ARMISTICE

November 13, 2018

9 November 2018 Four local community projects commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War have received funding from the Liberal National Government under the Armistice Grant Program. Local MP Steven Ciobo said he was impressed with the projects approved for funding, and the innovative ways groups were commemorating the centenary […]

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LABOR’S PROPERTY TAX TO HIT THE GOLD COAST

November 9, 2018

9 November 2018 Gold Coast home owners and property renters will be hit hard by Labor’s ill-conceived property tax. Local MP Steven Ciobo said Labor’s property tax will not only punish those who negative gear, but everyone with equity in their home. “More than 25,000 Gold Coasters who negatively gear their property stand to lose […]

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$112 MILLION FOR THE GOLD COAST LIGHT RAIL

November 5, 2018

Monday 5 November 2018 Today we lock in $112 million for the 6.4 kilometre extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads. We’re backing Queenslanders with economy building and congestion busting infrastructure. Extending the light rail from Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads is a vital step to supporting a growing city like […]

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DELIVERING TAX RELIEF FOR GOLD COAST SMALL BUSINESSES SOONER

October 11, 2018

11 October 2018 The Morrison Government will deliver additional tax relief to 73,000 Gold Coast small and medium businesses, five years earlier than planned. Local MP Steven Ciobo said this will be a boost to our local economy which depends on the success of small family businesses. “This is good news for the Gold Coast- […]

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