Coalition Government making the FHA work better for Darling Downs farmers

Improvements to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) introduced by the Australian Government will help more farmers across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs through tough times including drought. Member for Groom John McVeigh said the government had listened to local farmers and was increasing support through the FHA. “Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, has listened to…

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Australia Acts to Protect our Biosecurity

For the first time, an overseas visitor has been refused entry to Australia because of a serious biosecurity breach. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed the tough stance to protect our biosecurity. “A 45 year old woman had her visitor’s visa cancelled when she arrived at the Sydney International Airport because she failed to…

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Language program available for local preschools

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said local preschools can apply to run the Morrison Government’s play-based program that teaches young Australians a foreign language. The $27.5 million Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program has already helped educate 110,000 children about foreign languages, across more than 3,500 preschools. ELLA is a digital, play-based program that…

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AgShow Grant Applications Now Open

Show societies in the Groom electorate are encouraged to apply for Australian Government Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (AgShows) funding to upgrade, maintain, buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions. Agriculture Minister, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Member for Groom John McVeigh said applications were now open for the $20 million AgShows program. “The government…

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Immediate assistance is available across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

Communities across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs will have greater access to drought assistance, thanks to a Liberal-National Government package worth nearly $100 million. The Coalition Government is responding to the ongoing drought with direct and immediate support to help farming families and communities. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said $33.4 million had been…

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New centre boosts health training opportunities in Toowoomba

A new state of the art medical training centre that opened today in Toowoomba will provide a facility for the next generation of nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and midwives to hone their skills. Officially opening the University of Queensland’s training centre at the Baillie Henderson Hospital, Minister for Regional Services and Decentralisation, Mark Coulton said the…

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LOCALS ENCOURAGED TO REAP BENEFITS OF SPACE PROGRAM

Local businesses, students and families are being encouraged to “think big” and benefit from a renewed interest in space exploration and technology. The Morrison Government is positioning Australia for lift-off with a $150 million investment into businesses and new technologies that will support NASA on its inspirational campaign to return to the Moon and travel…

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