Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport now a regional international gateway

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport now classified as a regional international gateway under Australia’s international air services arrangements The decision will allow international airlines to operate with unrestricted frequency The delivery of this 2016 election commitment will improve local business opportunities for tourism manufacturing and other business operators Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester…

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Tailored support for Indigenous university students

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed the passing of amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 by Parliament last week. The amendments introduced into the chamber by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion will deliver significant benefits to Indigenous students including those who study at the University of Southern Queensland. Developed…

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Grants available to support volunteers in Groom

Community organisations in Groom are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round announced by the Minister for Social Services Christian Porter. “This funding is a…

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Men’s Shed support men’s health

Two Men’s Sheds within the electorate of Groom will receive funding from the Turnbull Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing in the Toowoomba region. The Oakey Men’s Shed received $4998 and the Highfields Men’s Shed received $4715 and are part of $400 000 in national funding which will be distributed to 93…

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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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