Act now Volunteer Grants to close

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh is urging local community organisations to apply for a Volunteer Grant of up to $5000. “This is a great opportunity for community organisations in Groom to apply for a grant of between $1000 and $5000 to support the important work of their volunteers ” Dr McVeigh said. “There were…

Local USQ teacher receives top award

An innovative approach to teaching has resulted in a Groom university teacher being recognised with a top national award. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh announced the local connection with the Australian Awards for University Teaching congratulating Associate Professor Helen Farley from the University of Southern Queensland for their important contribution to their field. “It…

$3 million to improve natural disaster resilience in Toowoomba

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $3 million for two projects to assist communities on the Darling Downs build resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth and Queensland State Government funding as part of the $52.2 million national partnership agreement on natural disaster resilience. Dr…

McVeigh meets with study grant recipients

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh last night (November 28) had the opportunity to meet with two outstanding recipients under the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program. Toowoomba’s Sophie Ryan and University of Southern Queensland’s Callie Urquhart will both receive an Australian Government grant to undertake intensive language and cultural immersion programs next year.…

Men’s Shed support men’s health

Two Men’s Sheds within the electorate of Groom will receive funding from the Turnbull Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing in the Toowoomba region. The Oakey Men’s Shed received $4998 and the Highfields Men’s Shed received $4715 and are part of $400 000 in national funding which will be distributed to 93…