ADDITIONAL $55 MILLION FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES

Applications are now open for round five of the Safer Communities Fund, with communities across Australia set to share in up to $55.1 million in grants to improve public safety and security. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed the boost in funding under this important program and encouraged local organisations across Toowoomba and the…

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Attracting more students to Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

Member for Groom John McVeigh said 49 scholarships would be available to international and domestic students to study in Toowoomba next year. Dr McVeigh said tertiary education providers in the Toowoomba region had been provided with more than $1.2 million to offer the scholarships through the Coalition Government’s $93.7 million Destination Australia program. Destination Australia…

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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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