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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Charlton to Kingsthorpe highway upgrade to start

Construction of the $160 million Warrego Highway Toowoomba to Oakey Duplication Stage 2 project between Charlton and Kingsthorpe will begin shortly with civil construction company the Georgiou Group awarded the contract for the project. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project was expected to take around 15 months to complete. “This…

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Ministers learn from Toowoomba success story

Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher is the latest Federal Minister to visit the Toowoomba region. Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said Toowoomba’s current infrastructure surge economic diversity and innovative spirit was piquing the interest of Ministers who were keen to learn more about the city. “Minister Fletcher is the sixth Minister to visit…

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