FAQ – Preschool Funding

 •         In addition to the Government’s increased $2.5 billion investment into the new child care package we have committed around $870 million for preschools in 2018 and 2019.  Funding is locked-in until January 2020. •         This investment will benefit more than 340 000 children each year.•         As Minister Birmingham has said for months we extended…

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Lower taxes delivered for working Australians in Groom

The Turnbull Government has delivered income tax relief for all Australian workers. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said that by passing the Coalition’s Personal Income Tax plan through the Parliament the Government has ensured all Australians paying tax will be better off. They will be paying less tax and will be rewarded for their…

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FAQ – Reforms to modernise Australia’s visa system

The Federal Government is experiencing rapid and ongoing growth in visa caseloads and visa application volumes are forecast to increase from some 9 million per annum to 13 million per year by 2026-27.  Consistent with standard practice the Department of Home Affairs is testing the market to seek innovative ideas and solutions to advise the…

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Government funding paying dividends in Groom

Member for Groom John McVeigh is encouraging local companies to do their research into what grants are available after witnessing first-hand the difference Federal Government assistance can make. Dr McVeigh recently toured Toowoomba Engineering’s Torrington headquarters to see what they had put their funding towards after successfully bidding for an Accelerating Commercialisation grant under the…

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Budget delivers enhanced security screening for Toowoomba

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport will receive funding from the Turnbull Government in the 2018 Budget as part of a $50.1 million commitment to upgrade security screening equipment at regional airports across Australia. These changes form part of a broader $294 million package of measures to strengthen security at airports and international mail and air cargo facilities…

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2018–19 Defence Budget delivers for Groom

The Darling Downs continue to play a key supporting role to our Australian Defence Force as confirmed in the 2018-19 Budget. Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Federal Member for Groom the Hon John McVeigh MP welcomed the significant investment Defence is making in the electorate of Groom. The Turnbull Government’s first…

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Groom focus continues on building roads rail and other infrastructure

Groom is set to benefit from the Australian Government’s continuing infrastructure investment under a range of programs to ensure the region’s economy can reach its potential by tackling congestion creating jobs improving productivity and better connecting residents and businesses. Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh continued to benefit from targeted infrastructure spending including the…

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