FAQ – Marine parks

The Federal Government has released draft plans to establish a world-class management program across 44 marine parks. Building on the recommendations of an independent expert scientific panel that received more than 13 000 submissions the draft plans reflect a balanced evidence-based approach. The goal is to promote the highest standards of protection for our reefs…

FAQ – Indigenous rangers

The Coalition Government is committed to supporting funding for Indigenous rangers and has supported its implementation and expansion since an Indigenous ranger program was established by the Howard Government in 1997.  The Coalition has maintained and built on this support by increasing the funding available for Indigenous rangers to record levels since it entered Government…

FAQ – Animal testing for cosmetics

The Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 restricts the use of new animal test data for cosmetic ingredients including a ban on the use of this data for chemicals used exclusively in cosmetics. From 1 July 2018 animal test data will not be able to be used to support the introduction of a new cosmetic-only ingredient. This…

FAQ – Regulation of homoeopathic products

The role of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is to support therapeutic goods available for supply in Australia to be safe and fit for their intended purpose to protect the public health of consumers. In Australia herbal products vitamins minerals and nutritional supplements some aromatherapy products and certain homoeopathic products are regulated as complementary medicines…

FAQ – Foreign Donations Bill

The Turnbull Government has no plans to ban charities from advocating for their stated causes. The Government has introduced new legislation to remove foreign donations from Australian politics. Australians want the integrity of our elections protected. The Bill allows charities to continue to collect foreign donations to fund non-political activity such as medical research conservation…

Veterans’ Employment Program nominations open

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has encouraged local businesses to nominate for a new national awards program recognising veterans and their employers. Dr McVeigh said the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards would celebrate Australian businesses that were employing veterans as well as veterans who were making a significant contribution to their workplace. “Our…

Marriage Law Postal Survey result

From the Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh.  “The people of Groom have spoken with 80% of constituents taking part in the Marriage Law Postal Survey. The result is a very slim 50.8% majority voting “no” on the question of same sex marriage which is in contrast to the emphatic 61.6% “yes” result at the…