E-cigarettes – the Government’s approach

E-cigarettes – the Government’s approach The Australian Government is taking a precautionary approach to e-cigarettes and continues to monitor emerging evidence about the direct harms they pose to human health, their impact on smoking initiation and cessation, uptake among youth, and dual use with conventional tobacco products. Recent reports have highlighted alarming trends in youth…

Photo Competition Terms and Conditions

Photo Competition Terms & Conditions Welcome to the Groom electorate photo competition page. We look forward to seeing some great shots taken from around our region. We have a couple of terms and conditions for the competition listed below. Entrants much be a resident of the Groom electorate. (https://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/qld/groom.htm) Photos must be taken within the…

Stronger Communities Program Information

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $150,000 to fund up to 20 local community infrastructure projects across the electorate of Groom under Round Five of its highly successful Stronger Communities programme. These much needed community grants help support projects that bring our communities together, strengthen social connections, build community participation and create vibrant and…

FAQ – Religious Freedom Review

Late last year the Liberal and Nationals Government released our response to our Religious Freedom Review. The Government announced plans to protect Australians of faith from discrimination and to safeguard the rights of religious Australians. The Government also committed to addressing the issue of discrimination against children in schools on the basis of sexual orientation…

FAQ – Preschool Funding

 •         In addition to the Government’s increased $2.5 billion investment into the new child care package we have committed around $870 million for preschools in 2018 and 2019.  Funding is locked-in until January 2020. •         This investment will benefit more than 340 000 children each year.•         As Minister Birmingham has said for months we extended…

FAQ – Vehicle emissions reform

In 2015 the Federal Government established a ministerial forum on vehicle emissions to consider possible reforms in three areas: fuel efficiency standards fuel quality standards and noxious emissions standards. Eighty per cent of the global vehicle passenger fleet is subject to fuel efficiency standards but Australia has none. In Australia in 2016 the average amount…

FAQ – Funding for schools

The Turnbull Government’s funding to schools is going to continue to increase from its current record levels despite the scare campaign being peddled by the Australian Education Union. Commonwealth funding to all school sectors including government schools grows every year – there are no cuts. The Government’s plan boosts investment in public schools from $6.8…

FAQ – Blueprint for the Next Generation of Australian Environmental Law

An independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is required to start by late 2019.  The review will involve extensive consultation and will consider ideas put forward by industry environment and community groups to improve and strengthen national environmental law.  The Federal Department of Environment and Energy has reviewed the Australian Panel of…