John McVeigh

Federal Member for Groom
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government

John McVeigh MP

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01 December, 2016
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh today welcomed the release of draft legislation to give increased powers to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.Dr McVeigh said this was one of the most-often... Read more
McVeigh meets with study grant recipients
01 December, 2016
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh last night (November 28) had the opportunity to meet with two outstanding recipients under the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program.Toowoomba’s Sophie Ryan and University of Southern Queensland’s Callie Urquhart will both receive an Australian Gover... Read more
Works begin on direct gateway to Toowoomba from Second Range Crossing
15 November, 2016
Work starts on connecting Toowoomba city centre to Second Range CrossingConnections at Mort and Boundary Streets will keep trucks off local roads and better connect the cityDirect access between Toowoomba City and the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) is moving closer, with works s... Read more
15 November, 2016
Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport now classified as a regional international gateway under Australia’s international air services arrangementsThe decision will allow international airlines to operate with unrestricted frequencyThe delivery of this 2016 ... Read more
15 November, 2016
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has welcomed the passing of amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 by Parliament last week.The amendments, introduced into the chamber by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, will deliver ... Read more
15 November, 2016
Community organisations in Groom are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers.Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round, ann... Read more
15 November, 2016
Two Men’s Sheds within the electorate of Groom will receive funding from the Turnbull Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing in the Toowoomba region.The Oakey Men’s Shed received $4998 and the Highfields Men’s Shed received $471... Read more
Removing barriers to get to university
01 November, 2016
Students facing additional hurdles to get into and succeed at university are set to benefit from a new Turnbull Government grant to the University of Southern Queensland.Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said USQ will receive $5,673,909 to run programs that support students from disadvantaged backgro... Read more
USQ researcher secures $345,000 ARC grant
01 November, 2016
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh today congratulated University of Southern Queensland researcher Dr Zuhua Zhang for receiving $345,124 from the Australian Government to fund his new research project through the Australian Research Council (ARC).  Dr McVeigh said the funding will allow imp... Read more
Darling Downs families benefit from solar installation
27 October, 2016

Great to catch up with the Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Chief Executive Officer Derek Tuffield and Lifeline chairman Shane Macdonald today at the official unveiling of their solar project.

 

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