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…

NDIS TRANSITION ASSISTANCE FUNDING OPENS TOOWOOMBA AND DARLING DOWNS PROVIDERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

The Australian Government has opened the second round of Transition Assistance Funding to help businesses build their workforce capabilities to effectively operate in the NDIS. A total funding pool of $8.8 million is available in this latest round. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said disability and aged care organisations in the Groom electorate are…

Language program available for local preschools

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said local preschools can apply to run the Morrison Government’s play-based program that teaches young Australians a foreign language. The $27.5 million Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program has already helped educate 110,000 children about foreign languages, across more than 3,500 preschools. ELLA is a digital, play-based program that…

New grants available for swimming programs in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh is encouraging local community groups to apply for new swimming grants to enable or improve opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to enjoy this great Aussie past-time. Working in partnership with Swimming Australia, the Community Swimming Grants Program allows organisations the opportunity to apply for grants…

AgShow Grant Applications Now Open

Show societies in the Groom electorate are encouraged to apply for Australian Government Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (AgShows) funding to upgrade, maintain, buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions. Agriculture Minister, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Member for Groom John McVeigh said applications were now open for the $20 million AgShows program. “The government…

Immediate assistance is available across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

Communities across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs will have greater access to drought assistance, thanks to a Liberal-National Government package worth nearly $100 million. The Coalition Government is responding to the ongoing drought with direct and immediate support to help farming families and communities. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said $33.4 million had been…