ANZAC Day local services

Toowoomba 5.10am         March to Mothers’ Memorial (assemble at Bus interchange). 5.15am Dawn Service Mothers’ Memorial. 9am     Wreath Laying Mothers’ Memorial (assemble at 8.30am). 10am       March to Mothers’ Memorial (assemble in Margaret Street east side of Ruthven Street). 10.20am Main Service Mothers’ Memorial. Westbrook 5.30am Dawn Service Westbrook…

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Groom receives double dose of healthy news

The Toowoomba Region is set to receive a healthy boost to the training opportunities for medical students following an announcement today by the Federal Government. The Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program announced $54.4 million in initiatives Australia-wide for 26 new Regional Training Hubs and three University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH). Toowoomba received a…

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Top ranking trade diplomats to visit region this week

Two of Australia’s highest ranking diplomats will visit Toowoomba this week to study what the Darling Downs has to offer emerging global markets. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh today revealed Australian Consul General Graeme Meehan based in Shanghai will visit tomorrow and Friday while North American Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner Nicola Watkinson will…

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Greater China access a boon for Groom: McVeigh

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has heralded the decision to allow greater market access for Australia’s red meat and live animal export industries in China as a “boon for Groom”. Dr McVeigh said the deal which is estimated to be worth in excess of $400 million per year for Australia’s meat industry was a…

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Toowoomba leads Australia on Harmony Day

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh will mark Harmony Day by informing the Australian Parliament that last week Toowoomba hosted the first ever Australian visit by a UNESCO international peace delegation. UNESCO (United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation) ambassadors specifically came to Australia to visit Toowoomba to see first-hand how the Queensland city maintains…

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$5.5 million to treat ice addiction across region

The Turnbull Government has provided $5.5 million in funding to support drug and alcohol treatment services across the Darling Downs and West Moreton regions. As part of the National Ice Action Strategy the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network has engaged and commissioned six local providers to fight alcohol and drug misuse. “There…

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Revitalising education in Groom

The Coalition Government has launched a comprehensive review to boost outcomes for regional rural and remote students not just at school but also as they go on to further study training and employment. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the review would hear stories and feedback about regional and rural education from across the…

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Charlton to Kingsthorpe highway upgrade to start

Construction of the $160 million Warrego Highway Toowoomba to Oakey Duplication Stage 2 project between Charlton and Kingsthorpe will begin shortly with civil construction company the Georgiou Group awarded the contract for the project. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project was expected to take around 15 months to complete. “This…

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Ministers learn from Toowoomba success story

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher is the latest Federal Minister to visit the Toowoomba region. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said Toowoomba’s current infrastructure surge economic diversity and innovative spirit was piquing the interest of Ministers who were keen to learn more about the city. “Minister Fletcher is the sixth Minister to visit…

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McVeigh wants united push for more tourists

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh wants the Darling Downs region to unite in sparking a tourism boom in the region. Since his election Dr McVeigh has continued to advocate that the region must capitalise on its current growth spurt and begin planning for the next wave of innovation and infrastructure investment. He says now…

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