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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Working together on the Downs to farm smarter not harder

The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships will provide multi-year grants of between $250 000 and $4 million across the Darling Downs to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices which protect and improve the condition of soils vegetation and biodiversity. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh called for innovative and…

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FAQ – Vaccination

The Australian Government supports immunisation in recognition that it is a safe and effective way to protect Australians from vaccine-preventable diseases. Research has demonstrated that people who are provided with balanced impartial and credible information from a trusted source on vaccination are more likely to make a decision to vaccinate. That is why the Australian…

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Whale sized works on Warrego Highway underway

Thirty-two concrete girders each the length of a fully grown blue whale have been installed as part of construction on a new overpass west of Toowoomba. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said duplication of the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey was ramping up with the major engineering milestone recently achieved between…

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Guarantee to deliver affordable reliable electricity for Groom

The Turnbull Government will accept the recommendation of the Energy Security Board (ESB) for a new National Energy Guarantee to deliver more affordable and reliable electricity while meeting our international commitments. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said under The Guarantee households and businesses across the Darling Downs would have access to affordable and reliable power. “The National Energy Guarantee will…

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