Statement from Federal Member for Groom

It is a great pleasure to be back in Toowoomba working for the Groom electorate after a tumultuous fortnight in the federal parliament. To suggest that all Australians believe this to have been an unedifying spectacle in the federal parliament would be an understatement.  It is clear that both sides of politics should put an…

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Round three of the Safer Communities Fund applications now open

• Applications for round three of the Safer Communities Fund are now open • The program delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure • The Coalition Government has committed up to $30 million under round three of the program Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has called on local councils and community organisations…

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Grants open for volunteer organisations in Groom

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has called on community organisations in the region to apply for a share of up to $20 million in funding to support the efforts of their volunteers. Dr McVeigh said applications for the Volunteer Grants round were now open. “Grants of between $1 000 and $5 000 will help…

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Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 8th August 2018 Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has encouraged local sporting groups in the region to apply for funding for a national $29.7million program aimed at upgrading community sport infrastructure. The Community Sport Infrastructure grant program has been launched by Federal Sports…

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Lower taxes delivered for working Australians in Groom

The Turnbull Government has delivered income tax relief for all Australian workers. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said that by passing the Coalition’s Personal Income Tax plan through the Parliament the Government has ensured all Australians paying tax will be better off. They will be paying less tax and will be rewarded for their…

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Call for Groom preschools and schools to take part in languages program

The Turnbull Government will expand its successful Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program into more preschools and schools in Groom. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh encouraged Darling Downs preschools and schools to get on-board and give their students the opportunity to learn a second language. “The Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program has already…

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Government funding paying dividends in Groom

Member for Groom John McVeigh is encouraging local companies to do their research into what grants are available after witnessing first-hand the difference Federal Government assistance can make. Dr McVeigh recently toured Toowoomba Engineering’s Torrington headquarters to see what they had put their funding towards after successfully bidding for an Accelerating Commercialisation grant under the…

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Budget delivers enhanced security screening for Toowoomba

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport will receive funding from the Turnbull Government in the 2018 Budget as part of a $50.1 million commitment to upgrade security screening equipment at regional airports across Australia. These changes form part of a broader $294 million package of measures to strengthen security at airports and international mail and air cargo facilities…

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2018–19 Defence Budget delivers for Groom

The Darling Downs continue to play a key supporting role to our Australian Defence Force as confirmed in the 2018-19 Budget. Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Federal Member for Groom the Hon John McVeigh MP welcomed the significant investment Defence is making in the electorate of Groom. The Turnbull Government’s first…

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