More benefits for regional Australia

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed a range of initiatives in the Federal Government’s Budget last night. “The Federal Government is investing in regional Australia by delivering infrastructure that will drive economic growth and secure more and better paying jobs for communities on the Darling Downs ” Dr McVeigh said. “There are hard…

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Infrastructure investment continues in Groom

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed the Federal Government’s infrastructure investment in the electorate in last night’s Budget. Roads funding for the Groom electorate is more than $366 million while in one of the biggest investments ever seen in regional Australia the Federal Government is allocating $8.4 billion for Inland Rail to build…

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Government assists home support services for Groom

More Groom residents will be able to continue to live independently at home and in their communities due to nearly $670 000 in extra aged-care funding support from the Turnbull Federal Government. Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt announced earlier this year that approximately 245 organisations across Australia would receive funding to deliver additional aged-care…

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Giving back to our volunteers in Groom

Volunteers in Groom are among nearly 100 000 volunteers across Australia benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations. Minister for Social Services Christian Porter announced that almost 2700 community organisations would benefit from a grant to support the work of volunteers. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the Turnbull…

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New facilities for Glenvale Christian School

Dr John McVeigh MP officially opened the new facilities at Glenvale Christian School in Toowoomba. Students and staff at Glenvale Christian School now have full use of the new staff room a kitchenette a first aid room a meeting room an archive room a teacher resource area and amenities and the refurbished reception area student…

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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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