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ADDITIONAL $55 MILLION FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES

Applications are now open for round five of the Safer Communities Fund, with communities across Australia set to share in up to $55.1 million in grants to improve public safety and security. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed the boost in funding under this important program and encouraged local organisations across Toowoomba and the…

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Attracting more students to Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

Member for Groom John McVeigh said 49 scholarships would be available to international and domestic students to study in Toowoomba next year. Dr McVeigh said tertiary education providers in the Toowoomba region had been provided with more than $1.2 million to offer the scholarships through the Coalition Government’s $93.7 million Destination Australia program. Destination Australia…

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Official Opening of Toowoomba’s New NDIS Activity Room

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined the team at Brightside on Victoria in Toowoomba today to officially open its new NDIS activity room. Dr McVeigh said construction of the new NDIS activity room was made possible with the help of $20,000 under Round 4 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. “Today we see…

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Dairy industry mandatory Code of Conduct on its way

John McVeigh Federal Member for Groom  MEDIA RELEASE ­­­24 October 2019 Dairy industry mandatory Code of Conduct on its way Member for Groom John McVeigh said by 1 January 2020 the Australian dairy industry will have a mandatory code of conduct, ahead of the timetable we took to the election. Dr McVeigh said the mandatory…

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Coalition Government making the FHA work better for Darling Downs farmers

Improvements to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) introduced by the Australian Government will help more farmers across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs through tough times including drought. Member for Groom John McVeigh said the government had listened to local farmers and was increasing support through the FHA. “Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, has listened to…

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Australia Acts to Protect our Biosecurity

For the first time, an overseas visitor has been refused entry to Australia because of a serious biosecurity breach. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed the tough stance to protect our biosecurity. “A 45 year old woman had her visitor’s visa cancelled when she arrived at the Sydney International Airport because she failed to…

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