Official Opening of Toowoomba’s New NDIS Activity Room

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined the team at Brightside on Victoria in Toowoomba today to officially open its new NDIS activity room. Dr McVeigh said construction of the new NDIS activity room was made possible with the help of $20,000 under Round 4 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. “Today we see…

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Dairy industry mandatory Code of Conduct on its way

John McVeigh Federal Member for Groom  MEDIA RELEASE ­­­24 October 2019 Dairy industry mandatory Code of Conduct on its way Member for Groom John McVeigh said by 1 January 2020 the Australian dairy industry will have a mandatory code of conduct, ahead of the timetable we took to the election. Dr McVeigh said the mandatory…

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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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