Australian Aid: Friendship Grants – Round Two Now Open

The Coalition Government is committed to building relationships with our overseas partners in the Indo-Pacific and supporting community organisations in their efforts overseas through the Australian Aid: Friendship Grants program. Applications for the second round of Australian Aid: Friendship Grants are now open. Applications must be submitted by 10 September 2019. Federal Member for Groom…

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Major funding boost for innovative local company

Toowoomba based livestock technology company Direct Injection Technology (DIT) will receive more than $600 000 from the Coalition Government under the latest round of Accelerating Commercialisation grants. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined DIT Managing Director Mark Peart at the company’s Highfields base today to announce the funding and discuss the company’s exciting plans…

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Establishing the Facts on Refugee Funding

A group of senior officials from the Department of Home Affairs will arrive in Toowoomba next week to help establish the facts around refugee funding and allocations in the Toowoomba Region. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said there had been ongoing confusion around the issue of refugee funding in our community and that it…

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Tax Cuts to be Delivered for Local Families

Thousands of families and individuals across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs will benefit from cuts to personal income tax after the Coalition Government successfully passed its $158 billion tax package through Federal Parliament today. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said this was a major win for working people in the region who deserve to…

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Special Flood Funding Support for Toowoomba Anglican School

Students from the Toowoomba Anglican School whose families were affected by this year’s floods in North Queensland will be supported to stay in school thanks to the Morrison Government. Member for Groom John McVeigh said the Toowoomba Anglican School would receive $154 056 under the Morrison Government’s $4 million Special Circumstances Funding package announced today.…

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FAQ – Religious Freedom Review

Late last year the Liberal and Nationals Government released our response to our Religious Freedom Review. The Government announced plans to protect Australians of faith from discrimination and to safeguard the rights of religious Australians. The Government also committed to addressing the issue of discrimination against children in schools on the basis of sexual orientation…

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Funding Success for Migrant Agriculture Program

A Toowoomba based Migrant Agriculture Program run by Mercy Community will receive $20 000 from the Federal Coalition Government to expand its activities and further support newly arrived migrants and refugees in our community. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined representatives of Mercy Community at its South Street site today to announce funding from…

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Helping Australians Buy Their First Home

First home buyers in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs will receive a helping hand to get into the housing market through a new Morrison Government initiative to slash the amount of money needed for home loan deposits one of the biggest barriers to home ownership. “Saving a deposit for your first home can be a…

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