ACCC Inquiry into the major retailers’ treatment of farmers

The Coalition Government has today announced an historic inquiry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) into the domestic fresh food and dairy supply chain, from the farmgate right through to the supermarket. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the government has ordered a three-month ACCC independent inquiry into the supply chain for…

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Smart Farms Small Grants open for big impact

Smart Farms Small Grants fund short-term projects that build the capacity of farmers, fishers and foresters to adopt best practice natural resource management. Up to $6.5 million is available for Round 4, with funding of between $5,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive) for each grant. Applications open 21 August 2020 and close 11pm AEDT on 9…

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Program support for Toowoomba and Darling Downs Businesses to boost connections to Inland Rail

The second round of Expression of Interest for the $44 million Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program has opened. The Australian Government is calling for producers, manufacturers and supply chain businesses to submit their ideas for projects that can maximise connections to Inland Rail’s fast, reliable and cost-competitive freight service. Local member for Groom John McVeigh…

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HELPING COMMUNITY GROUPS IN GROOM LOWER POWER BILLS

The Morrison Government is supporting community groups to lower their power bills and play their part in helping to reduce Australia’s emissions. Across Australia, not-for-profit community groups have been awarded grants of up to $12,500 for energy-saving projects under the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program. Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said up…

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GRANTS TO SUPPORT ADF FAMILIES IN TOOWOOMBA

Organisations that support Australian Defence Force (ADF) families across Australia will share in $1.5 million to deliver programs and services within their local communities. Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh joined representatives from Toowoomba Defence Families Association today to announce funding of $19,415 under the Federal Government’s Family Support Funding Program (FSFP). “I congratulate…

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Saluting Groom’s primary school principals

Federal Member for Groom The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP paid tribute today to principals across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs’ primary schools on Australian Primary Principals Day. Dr McVeigh said principals and school leaders played a critical role in the lives and education of our kids. “On Australian Primary Principals Day, we honour our…

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