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Funding boost for local news in Highfields

Funds have started to flow to 107 regional news outlets across the country as part of the Morrison Government’s $50 million Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program, providing much needed support to regional television, newspaper and radio outlets during COVID-19. “I welcome the news that the High Country Herald in Highfields will receive $21,346.44, which…

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New reading resources for local families and teachers

Families and teachers in Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs can now use free, online resources to help their children learn to read. Member for Groom John McVeigh said the Coalition Government had launched a free phonics check for teachers and a simple reading awareness check for families. “Literacy and numeracy are the fundamentals of…

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MORE TOOWOOMBA HISTORY UNCOVERED AT WEST CREEK CULVERT UPGRADE PROJECT

Further artefacts from Toowoomba’s early history have been uncovered under James Street as part of the $10.7 million West Creek Culvert Upgrade project. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the findings were similar to those found at East Creek in June. “After uncovering a timber bridge, corduroy…

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ARTC INLAND RAIL TOOWOOMBA OFFICE EXPANDS

Inland Rail has a new home in Toowoomba today following the official opening of the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s (ARTC) Inland Rail project office on Margaret Street. Federal member for Groom and long-time supporter of Inland Rail Dr John McVeigh opened the larger capacity office and welcomed the increased presence in Toowoomba as a reflection…

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HomeBuilder provides boost to construction in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

The Federal Government’s HomeBuilder program is providing a much-needed boost to the local residential construction sector and associated industries. Speaking at Arden Vale Homes display home in Middle Ridge today, Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the program was improving confidence in the local construction industry and keeping local people in jobs. “Feedback…

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JobKeeper Payment and the Coronavirus Supplement extended for local businesses and households

The JobKeeper program and the Coronavirus Supplement have been extended for those in Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs under the next phase of our support for affected businesses and households. This unprecedented economic support for local businesses and their workers is helping Toowoomba and Darling Downs communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and bolstering our…

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Regional students from Groom benefit from scholarships

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has congratulated 22 students from the Groom electorate for receiving a Government-funded scholarship to assist with the costs of their tertiary education. The fourth round of scholarships have been awarded under the Coalition Government’s $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program, with additional consideration given to those affected…

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NAIDOC WEEK 2020 LOCAL GRANTS

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh is calling on our local community to showcase the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history during this year’s NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week 2020 will be held from 8 to 15 November and the Morrison Government has opened a new NAIDOC local grants round, with $1.4…

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HELPING SMALL BUSINESS LOWER POWER BILLS

As the economy recovers from COVID19, the Morrison Government is helping small businesses to lower their power bills. From this week small businesses across Australia can apply for a share in $9 million of grants under the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program. Up to $20,000 will be available to small businesses with an annual turnover…

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Funding Success for Toowoomba West Croquet Club

Members of the West Toowoomba Croquet Club will benefit from new and improved facilities with the help of a grant from Round 5 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities program. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined members of the West Toowoomba Croquet Club today to announce the funding and inspect some of the work…

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