LABOR’S RETIREE TAX TO HIT TOOWOOMBA & DARLING DOWNS

Retirees in the Groom electorate stand to lose thousands of dollars from their nest egg every year under Labor’s retiree tax Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh warned today. “In the Groom electorate there are more than 6 200 people whose hard earned savings will be raided by Labor through its retiree tax ” Dr…

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Statement of PFAS Inquiry Report

Statement from Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh on the tabling of the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Report on its Inquiry into management of PFAS contamination in and around Defence bases “I welcome the tabling of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Report on its PFAS Inquiry. “I am advised…

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ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR FINANCIAL COMPLAINTS OPENS FOR BUSINESS

Consumers and small business in the Groom electorate will be spared the expense and inconvenience associated with taking financial complaints to court with the Coalition Government’s Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) open for business as of today Thursday 1 November 2018. “This new one-stop shop will deliver free fast and binding service for all financial…

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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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