Government assists home support services for Groom

More Groom residents will be able to continue to live independently at home and in their communities due to nearly $670 000 in extra aged-care funding support from the Turnbull Federal Government. Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt announced earlier this year that approximately 245 organisations across Australia would receive funding to deliver additional aged-care…

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New facilities for Glenvale Christian School

Dr John McVeigh MP officially opened the new facilities at Glenvale Christian School in Toowoomba. Students and staff at Glenvale Christian School now have full use of the new staff room a kitchenette a first aid room a meeting room an archive room a teacher resource area and amenities and the refurbished reception area student…

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ANZAC Day local services

Toowoomba 5.10am         March to Mothers’ Memorial (assemble at Bus interchange). 5.15am Dawn Service Mothers’ Memorial. 9am     Wreath Laying Mothers’ Memorial (assemble at 8.30am). 10am       March to Mothers’ Memorial (assemble in Margaret Street east side of Ruthven Street). 10.20am Main Service Mothers’ Memorial. Westbrook 5.30am Dawn Service Westbrook…

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Groom receives double dose of healthy news

The Toowoomba Region is set to receive a healthy boost to the training opportunities for medical students following an announcement today by the Federal Government. The Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program announced $54.4 million in initiatives Australia-wide for 26 new Regional Training Hubs and three University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH). Toowoomba received a…

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Greater China access a boon for Groom: McVeigh

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has heralded the decision to allow greater market access for Australia’s red meat and live animal export industries in China as a “boon for Groom”. Dr McVeigh said the deal which is estimated to be worth in excess of $400 million per year for Australia’s meat industry was a…

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McVeigh welcomes MDBA expansion to Toowoomba

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed the announcement from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) that they open a regional office in Toowoomba. The MDBA announced the new office yesterday as part of an initiative to improve information exchange between the organisation and regional communities within the Murray-Darling Basin. Dr McVeigh said opening an…

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Toowoomba leads Australia on Harmony Day

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh will mark Harmony Day by informing the Australian Parliament that last week Toowoomba hosted the first ever Australian visit by a UNESCO international peace delegation. UNESCO (United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation) ambassadors specifically came to Australia to visit Toowoomba to see first-hand how the Queensland city maintains…

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$5.5 million to treat ice addiction across region

The Turnbull Government has provided $5.5 million in funding to support drug and alcohol treatment services across the Darling Downs and West Moreton regions. As part of the National Ice Action Strategy the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network has engaged and commissioned six local providers to fight alcohol and drug misuse. “There…

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Revitalising education in Groom

The Coalition Government has launched a comprehensive review to boost outcomes for regional rural and remote students not just at school but also as they go on to further study training and employment. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the review would hear stories and feedback about regional and rural education from across the…

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