Coalition Looking After Older Australians

The Liberal Nationals Coalition Government is looking after older Australians ensuring they have the essential services they need to access care and support in retirement. Speaking to residents at Infin8Care in Mount Lofty Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh outlined a range of measures that would help older people in our community living at home…

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Export Opportunities Flying High from Wellcamp Airport

Photo courtesy of Russell Mineral Equipment P/L Global mineral equipment and technology manufacturer Russell Mineral Equipment will soon increase its export of products directly from Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined Dr John Russell from Russell Mineral Equipment at Wellcamp Airport late yesterday to inspect the 747 aircraft which will soon be…

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Lower taxes for small business in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

Small medium and family businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy especially in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the Liberal and Nationals Government has already lowered taxes for around 3.4 million small and medium-sized businesses employing over 7 million workers to help them get ahead and create…

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$18 000 Up for Grabs under Expanded Tertiary Education Scholarships program

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has encouraged students living in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to assist with the costs of their tertiary education. Applications are now open for scholarships under the expanded $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program. Dr McVeigh said eligible students could benefit…

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Labor’s Health Funding Myths Busted in Groom

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said Commonwealth funding for the Darling Downs Local Health Network had increased by more than $100 million under the Liberal National Coalition Government. Dr McVeigh said he wanted to set the record straight on health funding in the Groom electorate to counter Labor’s track record of lies and mistruths…

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New laws to help protect our farmers

A re-elected Liberal and Nationals government will introduce new legislation to make it an offence to use a carriage service such as the internet to disclose personal information to incite trespass on agricultural land where that could cause commercial detriment. The Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed the proposed changes announced by the Prime…

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Big win for customer-owned banking sector as legislation passes Parliament

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has welcomed the passage of legislation through the Parliament that will significantly benefit cooperative mutual and member-owned firms such as Toowoomba’s Heritage Bank. Dr McVeigh said the Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Bill passed the House of Representatives last week in a big win for the customer-owned banking sector.…

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New Lights on the Way for Captain Cook Park

Additional lighting will be installed at Captain Cook Park in Wilsonton in a bid to further boost participation in football in our region. The Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined representatives of Football Queensland South West to announce $190 000 in funding under the Coalition Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program. “The Coalition Government…

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