Lower taxes for small business in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

Small medium and family businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy especially in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the Liberal and Nationals Government has already lowered taxes for around 3.4 million small and medium-sized businesses employing over 7 million workers to help them get ahead and create…

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$18 000 Up for Grabs under Expanded Tertiary Education Scholarships program

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has encouraged students living in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to assist with the costs of their tertiary education. Applications are now open for scholarships under the expanded $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program. Dr McVeigh said eligible students could benefit…

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Labor’s Health Funding Myths Busted in Groom

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said Commonwealth funding for the Darling Downs Local Health Network had increased by more than $100 million under the Liberal National Coalition Government. Dr McVeigh said he wanted to set the record straight on health funding in the Groom electorate to counter Labor’s track record of lies and mistruths…

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New laws to help protect our farmers

A re-elected Liberal and Nationals government will introduce new legislation to make it an offence to use a carriage service such as the internet to disclose personal information to incite trespass on agricultural land where that could cause commercial detriment. The Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed the proposed changes announced by the Prime…

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Big win for customer-owned banking sector as legislation passes Parliament

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has welcomed the passage of legislation through the Parliament that will significantly benefit cooperative mutual and member-owned firms such as Toowoomba’s Heritage Bank. Dr McVeigh said the Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Bill passed the House of Representatives last week in a big win for the customer-owned banking sector.…

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New Lights on the Way for Captain Cook Park

Additional lighting will be installed at Captain Cook Park in Wilsonton in a bid to further boost participation in football in our region. The Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined representatives of Football Queensland South West to announce $190 000 in funding under the Coalition Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program. “The Coalition Government…

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MAXIMISING MEDICAL RESEARCH AND EXPORTS

The Morrison Government has granted Major Project Status to Asterion (Australia) Pty Ltd to develop and establish one of the world’s largest fully automated purpose-built glasshouses for cultivation and processing of medicinal cannabis. Minister for Industry Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the trailblazing research facility in Toowoomba would provide a significant boost to the…

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2019 Budget: OUR PLAN FOR A STRONGER ECONOMY DELIVERS FOR GROOM

3 April 2019 The 2019-20 Budget is the next stage of the Coalition Government’s plan to build a stronger economy and secure a better future for all Australians. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the Budget delivers the first surplus since John Howard and Peter Costello creates more jobs lowers taxes and guarantees essential…

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WORK BEGINS ON MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RSPCA CENTRE

More animals needing care in Toowoomba will now find loving homes as the result of a new RSPCA animal adoption centre now under construction. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh who turned the first sod on the project today said the RSPCA’s capacity to protect animal welfare will expand thanks to the redevelopment of existing…

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