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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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