Lower taxes delivered for working Australians in Groom

The Turnbull Government has delivered income tax relief for all Australian workers. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said that by passing the Coalition’s Personal Income Tax plan through the Parliament the Government has ensured all Australians paying tax will be better off. They will be paying less tax and will be rewarded for their…

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Call for Groom preschools and schools to take part in languages program

The Turnbull Government will expand its successful Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program into more preschools and schools in Groom. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh encouraged Darling Downs preschools and schools to get on-board and give their students the opportunity to learn a second language. “The Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program has already…

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Government funding paying dividends in Groom

Member for Groom John McVeigh is encouraging local companies to do their research into what grants are available after witnessing first-hand the difference Federal Government assistance can make. Dr McVeigh recently toured Toowoomba Engineering’s Torrington headquarters to see what they had put their funding towards after successfully bidding for an Accelerating Commercialisation grant under the…

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Budget delivers enhanced security screening for Toowoomba

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport will receive funding from the Turnbull Government in the 2018 Budget as part of a $50.1 million commitment to upgrade security screening equipment at regional airports across Australia. These changes form part of a broader $294 million package of measures to strengthen security at airports and international mail and air cargo facilities…

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2018–19 Defence Budget delivers for Groom

The Darling Downs continue to play a key supporting role to our Australian Defence Force as confirmed in the 2018-19 Budget. Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Federal Member for Groom the Hon John McVeigh MP welcomed the significant investment Defence is making in the electorate of Groom. The Turnbull Government’s first…

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Groom focus continues on building roads rail and other infrastructure

Groom is set to benefit from the Australian Government’s continuing infrastructure investment under a range of programs to ensure the region’s economy can reach its potential by tackling congestion creating jobs improving productivity and better connecting residents and businesses. Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh continued to benefit from targeted infrastructure spending including the…

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Coalition delivers new mobile coverage to Peranga

The new mobile base station at Haden-Maclagan Road has been turned on under round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said today. “I’m pleased to announce improved and new coverage in the area which should benefit parts of the localities of Peranga Maclagan and Quinalow ”…

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Key Queensland Inland Rail section declared Coordinated Project

The iconic Inland Rail project is building momentum in Queensland with the State’s Coordinator-General declaring the section between the New South Wales and Queensland border and Gowrie as a ‘Coordinated Project’. The Coalition Government committed an additional $8.4 billion in the 2017-18 Federal Budget toward Inland Rail continuing our commitment to deliver this major job…

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Local Fulbright Scholar to honour US-Australia alliance

A Toowoomba academic will take part in the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship program and contribute to a five-decade long tradition that has helped forge closer relations between Australia and the United States. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said Professor Geoff Cockfield from the University of South Queensland will travel to Kansas State University to conduct…

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