Groom MP Appointed to Drought Finance Taskforce

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has been appointed to the newly established Drought Finance Taskforce that will bring senior representatives of government the banking sector and the National Farmers Federation together to focus on the ongoing impacts of drought on farmers and small businesses. The taskforce will include four Government members: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg…

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INLAND RAIL DELIVERY ON TRACK

An important first step in the delivery of the most complex section of the Inland Rail alignment has been made with the announcement of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Registrations of Interest (ROI) for the Gowrie to Kagaru section. The Gowrie to Kagaru segment of the 1700kms Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail route includes about…

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Groom Electorate to Benefit from Extra Warrego Highway Upgrades

Motorists using the Warrego Highway west of Oakey will benefit from additional safety measures announced by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack this week. Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed the announcement of the extension of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) saying all activities to improve safety and…

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Local Aged Care Services urged to apply under $40M aged care boost

Local aged care services are being invited to share in $40 million now available to improve their operations for the benefit of local seniors. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said aged care providers could apply for one-off grants of up to $500 000 to undertake infrastructure extensions. “Whether it’s improving accessibility extending a kitchen…

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Residents Urged to Nominate Mobile Phone Black Spots

The Coalition Government has re-opened the Mobile Black Spot Program’s Database of Reported Black Spot Locations for new nominations from state and local governments and Federal Members of Parliament. Residents in the Groom electorate are strongly encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area to help inform the rollout of the next…

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Statement from Federal Member for Groom

It is a great pleasure to be back in Toowoomba working for the Groom electorate after a tumultuous fortnight in the federal parliament. To suggest that all Australians believe this to have been an unedifying spectacle in the federal parliament would be an understatement.  It is clear that both sides of politics should put an…

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Round three of the Safer Communities Fund applications now open

• Applications for round three of the Safer Communities Fund are now open • The program delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure • The Coalition Government has committed up to $30 million under round three of the program Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has called on local councils and community organisations…

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Grants open for volunteer organisations in Groom

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has called on community organisations in the region to apply for a share of up to $20 million in funding to support the efforts of their volunteers. Dr McVeigh said applications for the Volunteer Grants round were now open. “Grants of between $1 000 and $5 000 will help…

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