Steve Dickson MP, State Member for Buderim
Member for Buderim


I have been a strong advocate for the use of medicinal cannabis for treating chronic illnesses. In November 2015, I sponsored a Parliamentary petition calling for an amnesty relating to the use of medicinal cannabis. This petition was signed by over 13,000 Queensland residents in only 24 days.

This gave me the mandate to pursue the implementation of a legislative framework for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis.

It was a huge step forward in February 2016 when the Federal Government passed historic legislation 'that will allow patients to access local-produced medicinal cannabis products from farm to pharmacy' (Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley, 24/02/16).

I will be speaking on the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 in the Queensland Parliament after the final report is received by 30 September 2016 and would like your assistance in gathering statistics on this important issue.

Ways that you can be involved: 
- Complete the survey by clicking here. I will use this information for statistical purposes. Anonymous responses will not be included. Your personal details will be kept confidential. This survey will close on 31 August 2016.

- The Department of Health and Department of Agriculture are seeking consultation from the public regarding the Federal Government's cultivation scheme. This is expected to take place on the Sunshine Coast at 11:00am, Thursday 23 June. I will provide further details on my Facebook page as soon as details are finalised.

- The Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Parliamentary Committee is currently taking submissions on the inquiry into the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016. Submissions close on 11 July 2016. For further information on making a submission, please see my Facebook page.




I have received inquiries regarding a proposed development of a shopping complex at 141 Jones Road, Buderim (opposite the North Buderim IGA on the corner of Pittards Rd).

A Buderim resident, Mary, feels very strongly about objecting to this development application due to the impact on local small businesses, traffic congestion and amenity. There will be a free BBQ at the North Buderim IGA complex from 9:00am-11:00am on Saturday 11 June that will serve as an information session and will provide details of how to make a submission to council.

Mary would like to hear from other residents who share her concerns and would like to be involved with her campaign. Please phone my office if you would like her contact details.

For more information on this development application, visit Sunshine Coast Council website  PD online, MCU15/0192

Submissions close on 17 June 2016


One of my proudest achievements as Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport & Racing is the Raine Island Rescue.

Raine Island is the world's largest known rookery for the vulnerable green turtle. It is the breeding ground for 70% of the world's green turtle population and more than 100,000 of the turtles visit each year to lay eggs. But, the coral cay had been smashed by cyclones and previously hurt by phosphate mining, meaning sand was being lost from the island into the ocean.

The rescue involved installing 400 metres of fencing along cliff edges to minimise turtles being upturned during the nesting season, re-profiling 150 metres of beach foredune and swale to reduce water inundation of nests, establishing a number of fenced 'nursery' plots with ideal conditions to determine optimal nesting success and installing cameras and data loggers to improve communication and satellite monitoring.

Click on the video above to see the amazing footage of the mission to save the Green Sea Turtle population. Thank you to all involved.




- LNP announces policy to help take ice off Queensland streets - Nicholls LNP Government would implement five-point action plan focused on prevention measures and law and order - LNP committed to tackling drug use and making Queensland safest place to live, work and raise a family   Communities in the Buderim electorate will be made safer ...Read more


 Member for Buderim Steve Dickson wants to ensure that residents are aware of proposed changes that would see a reduction in frequency from 30 minutes to 1 hour for bus route 614 leaving Sunshine Plaza, travelling through North Buderim, Buderim, Glenfields estate and Mountain Creek to Kawana Shopping World and on to the Sunshine Coast Universi...Read more


Overwhelming demand for the Queensland Government’s $150 Get Started vouchers has seen an additional $400,000 allocated to help 2,600 more Queensland kids get involved in sport. Applications for the vouchers opened on Wednesday and all 30,000 vouchers were allocated over the weekend. Member for Buderim Steve Dickson said the hugely popular initi...Read more

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Steve Dickson MP, State Member for Buderim