Purdie slams Labor failure to protect child victims

Following widespread community outrage over the sentence handed to child killer Shane Akehurst last week, Ninderry MP Dan Purdie has slammed a Labor-led committee’s failure to back stronger child killer laws. The Legal Affairs Committee earlier today decided against supporting LNP legislation which would introduce a new offence of child

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Grant funding the bee’s knees at Bli Bli

Ranked in the top ten of school canteens across the State, the award winning Busy Bee Café at Bli Bli State School has struck gold again, securing a $33,487 grant in the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. It joins five other well deserving clubs and groups in

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Labor reaches new low in fight to protect the vulnerable

What will it take for the Palaszczuk Labor Government to put our kids before paedophiles? That was the question Ninderry MP Dan Purdie asked this week in Parliament after the LNP’s calls for major child safety reforms were rejected by the Government. “It is one thing to fail on roads,

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Coolum’s Aussie Day legends revealed

Coolum’s local champions were celebrated on Saturday, with the announcement of Coolum Beach Lions 2019 Australia Day Award recipients. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie, who took part in the official proceedings, congratulated the award winners, who he said were all great role models for the local community. The Shop’s Gaye Williams

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Eumundi: The Original and still the best

From humble beginnings, the growth of arguably the Coast’s most popular cultural institutions, the Original Eumundi Markets, has been showcased in Parliament as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. In a speech in Parliament last night, Ninderry MP Dan Purdie described Eumundi as no longer just a market town, but

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Heartless vandals undermine coastal preservation efforts

Hundreds of volunteer hours of restorative work on sensitive coastal foreshore areas has been lost thanks to the actions of heartless vandals. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie inspected several sites at Coolum Beach where vandals had wrecked havoc on native vegetation and damaged signage, leaving behind a trail of broken bottles

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All aboard for new Bli Bli school bus service

The daily school commute is set to get easier for dozens of families following months of lobbying to secure a new school bus service for the rapidly growing Bli Bli community. In welcoming the news, Ninderry MP Dan Purdie thanked Good Samaritan Catholic College Principal Greg Myers, along with Bli

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Gifting the joy of the season

Christmas will be a little bit brighter for some of the community’s less fortunate thanks to the generosity of a handful of local businesses. With more than 100 expected to attend tomorrow’s annual Coolum Hearts Christmas lunch, Ninderry MP Dan Purdie and his elves have been busy putting together gift

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Coast short-changed by a short-sighted Government

Significant investment in new classrooms at Coolum State High and Eumundi State School, as well as the long overdue Coolum Police Station announced in today’s State Budget has been welcomed by Ninderry MP Dan Purdie. Mr Purdie said Coolum State High will receive $8million for additional classrooms, and Eumundi State

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New Honours Board celebrates community champions

A new honour board recognising Coolum’s Australia Day award winners has been unveiled today. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie hosted members of the Coolum Lions and Lionesses for the official unveiling of the Honour Board, proudly displayed at the entrance to his office. Constructed by long serving Coolum Lions member Doug

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