Monster Super T’s line up for TSRC upgrade

A major engineering challenge has been accomplished with the installation of the first span of Super T girders on the viaduct of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) project linking Toowoomba with the Lockyer Valley. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the TSRC was one of the most exciting infrastructure projects in…

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93% of Groom now covered by NBN

The electorate of Groom is leading the way as the National Broadband Network (NBN) this week passing a significant milestone with half of all Australian homes and businesses connected to the network. Minister for Communications Senator Mitch Fifield visted Toowoomba on July 12 to monitor the roll-out of the network locally. With 93% of premises…

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Extra staff and funds to deliver more for Southern Queensland

Work is progressing on the establishment of the Southern Queensland Regional Training Hub which will provide medical students the ability to study work and live in Toowoomba and Charleville. Assistant Minister for Health Dr David Gillespie said that significant progress has been made in establishing the Hub and the University of Queensland will focus on…

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McVeigh to head new Federal Government committee

Member for Groom John McVeigh has been confirmed as the chair of the Federal Government’s new Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation. He will head a group of 10 members of parliament to examine best practice approaches to develop regional and rural Australia including the effect of decentralisation of government agencies and departments and…

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McVeigh urges parents to become ‘cyber smart’

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has urged Darling Downs parents to get involved with their children’s use of technology in a bid to prevent cyberbullying before it occurs. Dr McVeigh was one of the Government’s speakers last week on the Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors Online) Bill 2017 which targets online predators. “The safety…

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Helping parents prepare for work in Groom

Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said disadvantaged parents of young children on the Darling Downs will soon have access to the training and support they need to become work ready thanks to the Turnbull Government’s decision to expand the successful ParentsNext program. “The best form of welfare is a job and we are…

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New funding for Pittsworth Men’s Shed

The Turnbull Government is providing funding for Pittsworth Men’s Shed to upgrade the electrical wiring and other essential maintenance on their shed. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the funding will support the men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. “The Pittsworth Men’s Shed would help men particularly as they got older to connect…

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Infrastructure investment continues in Groom

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed the Federal Government’s infrastructure investment in the electorate in last night’s Budget. Roads funding for the Groom electorate is more than $366 million while in one of the biggest investments ever seen in regional Australia the Federal Government is allocating $8.4 billion for Inland Rail to build…

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More benefits for regional Australia

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed a range of initiatives in the Federal Government’s Budget last night. “The Federal Government is investing in regional Australia by delivering infrastructure that will drive economic growth and secure more and better paying jobs for communities on the Darling Downs ” Dr McVeigh said. “There are hard…

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Government assists home support services for Groom

More Groom residents will be able to continue to live independently at home and in their communities due to nearly $670 000 in extra aged-care funding support from the Turnbull Federal Government. Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt announced earlier this year that approximately 245 organisations across Australia would receive funding to deliver additional aged-care…

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