Helping Australians Buy Their First Home

First home buyers in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs will receive a helping hand to get into the housing market through a new Morrison Government initiative to slash the amount of money needed for home loan deposits one of the biggest barriers to home ownership. “Saving a deposit for your first home can be a…

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$5M Commitment to Improve Road Safety near Borneo Barracks

A re-elected Liberal Nationals Government would commit $5 million towards major improvements along the New England Highway at the entrance to Borneo Barracks Cabarlah to improve safety and traffic flow. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the installation of new turning lanes on the New England Highway would improve safety for vehicles entering and…

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Coalition delivers $3 million for world-leading research project

The Liberal Nationals Government will invest three million dollars towards a major research project led by Wagners Composite Fibre Technologies (CFT) that will help further develop world leading next generation composite civil engineering products. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined representatives of Wagners CFT to announce the funding today through Round 6 of the…

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Funding Success for Local Landcare Groups

Smart Farm grants have been awarded to projects in the Toowoomba region to help farmers adopt sustainable and innovative land and natural resource management practices. Member for Groom John McVeigh said the funding was provided through Round 2 of the Smart Farms Small Grants program to reward innovative proposals that improve farming practices and boost…

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Funding Success for Jondaryan Woolshed

Visitors to the region’s iconic Jondaryan Woolshed museum and historical village will soon have even better facilities thanks to a funding boost under the Coalition Government’s Drought Communities Program. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined representatives of Toowoomba Region Council and Jondaryan Woolshed staff at the historical village today to announce funding of $221…

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Pre-poll voting information for Groom electorate

If you are in the Toowoomba Region and need to vote prior to the election pre-poll voting has opened for Groom today at Rumours International 323 Ruthven Street. Pre-poll will also open from 6 May at Regents on the Lake 87A Perth St Rangeville. To find out more visit: https://aec.gov.au/election/voting.htm#voting

Coalition Government Honouring Australians’ Service

The Coalition Government will digitise the service records of Australia’s Second World War servicemen and women finally making them available to all Australians wherever they live. Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed this important initiative on the eve of an important anniversary. “Next year we will mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of the…

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Labor raid on retiree hip pockets across the Downs Slammed

Labor’s plans to tax retirees would have the most impact on those on a low and middle income and could force many people onto the Age Pension. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said Labor’s retiree tax would negatively impact around one million Australians including pensioners. “This is a disgraceful attack on people who have…

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Coalition Backs Pumped Hydro Potential for the Downs

A proposal to build a pumped-hydro power plant on the Darling Downs is one of 12 projects shortlisted under the Coalition Government’s Underwriting New Generation Investment Registration of Interest process. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the renewable pumped-hydro proposal at Cressbrook Reservoir would add even greater diversity to our region’s energy generation capacity.…

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