Grants boost for community commemorative projects

Two projects in Groom have shared in $3878 to ensure the contribution of our local servicemen and women is appropriately honoured Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh announced today. Dr McVeigh said the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Historical Society received assistance to install a plaque at the Highfields Pioneer Village to commemorate fire-fighters who served in…

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Act now Volunteer Grants to close

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh is urging local community organisations to apply for a Volunteer Grant of up to $5000. “This is a great opportunity for community organisations in Groom to apply for a grant of between $1000 and $5000 to support the important work of their volunteers ” Dr McVeigh said. “There were…

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nbn roll-out now underway in Cambooya and Oakey

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has announced 1500 premises in Oakey and 1200 in Cambooya will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet access through construction of the National Broadband Network now underway. “The message for Cambooya and Oakey residents is clear – superfast broadband is on its way ” Dr McVeigh…

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Local USQ teacher receives top award

An innovative approach to teaching has resulted in a Groom university teacher being recognised with a top national award. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh announced the local connection with the Australian Awards for University Teaching congratulating Associate Professor Helen Farley from the University of Southern Queensland for their important contribution to their field. “It…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

As Australians begin to spend an estimated $50 billion in the six-week lead-up to Christmas Day Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh urged residents to shop in the local community. “The coming month is when many local businesses take risks make investments and employ more locals in a bid to capitalise on the upswing in…

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Coalition delivers new mobile coverage to Groom

The electorate of Groom will receive new mobile base stations to improve mobile coverage under round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program the Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh announced today. “I’m so pleased to announce new coverage for the rural areas of Haden and Mount Tyson ” Dr McVeigh said.…

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$3 million to improve natural disaster resilience in Toowoomba

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $3 million for two projects to assist communities on the Darling Downs build resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth and Queensland State Government funding as part of the $52.2 million national partnership agreement on natural disaster resilience. Dr…

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McVeigh welcomes crackdown on multinational tax avoidance

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh today welcomed the release of draft legislation to give increased powers to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies. Dr McVeigh said this was one of the most-often issues raised at meetings in the Groom electorate. “It may surprise many but I…

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McVeigh meets with study grant recipients

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh last night (November 28) had the opportunity to meet with two outstanding recipients under the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program. Toowoomba’s Sophie Ryan and University of Southern Queensland’s Callie Urquhart will both receive an Australian Government grant to undertake intensive language and cultural immersion programs next year.…

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