FAQ – Vehicle emissions reform

In 2015 the Federal Government established a ministerial forum on vehicle emissions to consider possible reforms in three areas: fuel efficiency standards fuel quality standards and noxious emissions standards. Eighty per cent of the global vehicle passenger fleet is subject to fuel efficiency standards but Australia has none. In Australia in 2016 the average amount…

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Coalition delivers new mobile coverage to Peranga

The new mobile base station at Haden-Maclagan Road has been turned on under round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said today. “I’m pleased to announce improved and new coverage in the area which should benefit parts of the localities of Peranga Maclagan and Quinalow ”…

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FAQ – Funding for schools

The Turnbull Government’s funding to schools is going to continue to increase from its current record levels despite the scare campaign being peddled by the Australian Education Union. Commonwealth funding to all school sectors including government schools grows every year – there are no cuts. The Government’s plan boosts investment in public schools from $6.8…

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Key Queensland Inland Rail section declared Coordinated Project

The iconic Inland Rail project is building momentum in Queensland with the State’s Coordinator-General declaring the section between the New South Wales and Queensland border and Gowrie as a ‘Coordinated Project’. The Coalition Government committed an additional $8.4 billion in the 2017-18 Federal Budget toward Inland Rail continuing our commitment to deliver this major job…

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New Chair for RDA Darling Downs and South West

In great news for Darling Downs and South West region Professor Jim Cavaye has been appointed as Chair of the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Darling Downs and South West Committee – a key advisory body to government in driving investment and job creation. Minister for Regional Development Territories and Local Government John McVeigh congratulated Professor…

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FAQ – Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic)

Financing for the Carmichael mine project is a commercial matter and the final decision on whether to proceed with the project rests with Adani.  The Government is not providing special treatment for Adani to access export credit finance.  Adani like any Australian export project proponent is able to apply for loans from the Export Finance…

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Search for top scientists and STEM teachers begins in Groom

The hunt is on for Australia’s top scientists innovators and science technology engineering and maths (STEM) teachers and Groom residents are being encouraged to nominate for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash announced the annual call for nominations for Australia’s most prestigious science awards last week. “These awards…

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FAQ – Blueprint for the Next Generation of Australian Environmental Law

An independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is required to start by late 2019.  The review will involve extensive consultation and will consider ideas put forward by industry environment and community groups to improve and strengthen national environmental law.  The Federal Department of Environment and Energy has reviewed the Australian Panel of…

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