FAQ – Foreign Donations Bill

The Turnbull Government has no plans to ban charities from advocating for their stated causes. The Government has introduced new legislation to remove foreign donations from Australian politics. Australians want the integrity of our elections protected. The Bill allows charities to continue to collect foreign donations to fund non-political activity such as medical research conservation…

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FAQ – Regulation of homoeopathic products

The role of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is to support therapeutic goods available for supply in Australia to be safe and fit for their intended purpose to protect the public health of consumers. In Australia herbal products vitamins minerals and nutritional supplements some aromatherapy products and certain homoeopathic products are regulated as complementary medicines…

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FAQ – Animal testing for cosmetics

The Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 restricts the use of new animal test data for cosmetic ingredients including a ban on the use of this data for chemicals used exclusively in cosmetics. From 1 July 2018 animal test data will not be able to be used to support the introduction of a new cosmetic-only ingredient. This…

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Darling Downs students get head start in STEM

Applications opened this week for a new program to make access to science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) easier for 1200 students living in regional and remote areas of Australia. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh encouraged local students to apply for the scholarships of up to $18 000 made possible by a $24 million…

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Government delivering new mobile coverage in Groom

Minister for Communications Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield and Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh have welcomed improved coverage being delivered to Hampton ahead of schedule under the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. Hampton was nominated under the Priority Location round of the program but has been addressed ahead of schedule under round 2.…

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Veterans’ Employment Program nominations open

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has encouraged local businesses to nominate for a new national awards program recognising veterans and their employers. Dr McVeigh said the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards would celebrate Australian businesses that were employing veterans as well as veterans who were making a significant contribution to their workplace. “Our…

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Marriage Law Postal Survey result

From the Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh.  “The people of Groom have spoken with 80% of constituents taking part in the Marriage Law Postal Survey. The result is a very slim 50.8% majority voting “no” on the question of same sex marriage which is in contrast to the emphatic 61.6% “yes” result at the…

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FAQ – Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The first meeting of the Northern Australia Advisory Council (NAAC) was held in Townsville on 20 July 2017. The NAAC will advise the Minister responsible for northern Australia on issues including industry development Indigenous employment infrastructure and long-term planning. The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is a major long term initiative of the…

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