Removing barriers to get to university

Students facing additional hurdles to get into and succeed at university are set to benefit from a new Turnbull Government grant to the University of Southern Queensland. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said USQ will receive $5 673 909 to run programs that support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. “We’re delivering extra funding for USQ…

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USQ researcher secures $345 000 ARC grant

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh today congratulated University of Southern Queensland researcher Dr Zuhua Zhang for receiving $345 124 from the Australian Government to fund his new research project through the Australian Research Council (ARC). Dr McVeigh said the funding will allow important research to begin in the Groom electorate on geopolymer phases their…

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Darling Downs families benefit from solar installation

New solar panels at three Lifeline offices will help them save money on their energy bills enabling them to deliver more services to families. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said this investment means residents in the Darling Downs will have access to more services from Lifeline. “These savings mean Lifeline can now employ more…

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Groom receives funding for natural disaster resilience program

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh today welcomed $142 933 in disaster resilience funding to better prepare the Queensland community from the threat of natural disasters. Dr McVeigh said the funding will be provided to the Australian Red Cross Society under the Federal Government’s $21 million Natural Disaster Resilience Program to build volunteer capacity in…

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$6 million Acland intersection upgrade on the way

Works will start today on a $6 million upgrade of the Acland intersection between the Warrego Highway and Jondaryan Sabine Road making the intersection safer and more efficient for all drivers. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said an increased number of heavy vehicles using the intersection had sparked concerns around safety and congestion.…

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Free Trade Agreement creates opportunities for Groom

The Turnbull Government has delivered a comprehensive update of Australia’s second oldest free trade agreement creating significant opportunities for Groom. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the signing of an updated Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) opens the doors for Groom service providers and professionals. “It delivers greater access for our engineers accountants financial…

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Grant for USQ to boost higher education access

A new project to help regional and remote students has been backed by the Turnbull Government with a $139 824 grant for the University of Southern Queensland to support more students who face barriers to higher education. Member for Groom John McVeigh said the successful project was funded through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships…

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McVeigh welcomes Wellcamp freight announcement

Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh today welcomed the announcement of regular international freight services from the Brisbane West-Wellcamp Airport. Dr McVeigh said this was another step to enhancing the supply chain network out of the Darling Downs. “I whole-heartedly support what is being achieved at the Wellcamp Airport ” Dr McVeigh said from…

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National day to focus on youth mental health in Groom

Today marks the inaugural National headspace Day – a national day of awareness aimed at ensuring that every young Australian knows how to get help for mental health issues if they need it regardless of where they live. This headspace Day Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has reminded all young members of Toowoomba…

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Mental Health Week: Everyone’s priority

Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has used the start of Mental Health Week (October 9 – 15) to promote community awareness about mental health issues and remind residents about the importance of the social and emotional wellbeing of themselves their families loved ones and communities. Dr McVeigh said it was important for all…

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