Free Trade Agreement creates opportunities for Groom

The Turnbull Government has delivered a comprehensive update of Australia’s second oldest free trade agreement creating significant opportunities for Groom. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the signing of an updated Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) opens the doors for Groom service providers and professionals. “It delivers greater access for our engineers accountants financial…

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Grant for USQ to boost higher education access

A new project to help regional and remote students has been backed by the Turnbull Government with a $139 824 grant for the University of Southern Queensland to support more students who face barriers to higher education. Member for Groom John McVeigh said the successful project was funded through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships…

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McVeigh welcomes Wellcamp freight announcement

Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh today welcomed the announcement of regular international freight services from the Brisbane West-Wellcamp Airport. Dr McVeigh said this was another step to enhancing the supply chain network out of the Darling Downs. “I whole-heartedly support what is being achieved at the Wellcamp Airport ” Dr McVeigh said from…

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Mental Health Week: Everyone’s priority

Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has used the start of Mental Health Week (October 9 – 15) to promote community awareness about mental health issues and remind residents about the importance of the social and emotional wellbeing of themselves their families loved ones and communities. Dr McVeigh said it was important for all…

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Groom to have strong voice in decision making process

Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has been appointed to four multi-party parliamentary committees including the influential Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. The Joint Committee for Public Accounts and Audit holds inquiries into public administration matters and during the last parliamentary term delivered reports on a range of issues including the disposal of…

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USQ researchers receive a boost

Three researchers from the University of Southern Queensland have received funding to help them work with international partners to develop innovative products and services for Australian and international markets. The researchers have received $7000 each in grants under the Australian Government’s $4.9 million Global Connection Fund. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh is intending to…

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Groom moves to support our veterans

Veterans and Defence personnel in Groom will benefit from the Government’s employment initiative and increased attention on mental health Member for Groom John McVeigh said. Dr McVeigh said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will host the first Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Initiative in November to find ways for business to better use the skills of veterans…

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Roads to Recovery funding boost for Groom

FUNDING under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme has today been distributed to Toowoomba Regional Council to assist with local road construction and maintenance. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the 2016 Budget extended the Roads to Recovery Programme and provided an additional $50 million per annum from 2019-20 onwards bringing the…

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