John McVeigh

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

John McVeigh MP

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Media Releases


LifeFlight gets a permanent home under Building Better Regions Fund
03 August, 2017
The dream of having a purpose built, permanent home base for LifeFlight medical helicopter services in Toowoomba will become a reality with funding approved under the first round of the Coalition Government’s new Building Better Regions Fund.Federal Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the project ... Read more
Search on for community projects
03 August, 2017
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has formed a team of community leaders ready to assess applications for the next round of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.The next step is for local not-for-profit, community service or sporting groups across Groom to apply for a grant between... Read more
03 August, 2017
The Turnbull Government is calling for Groom schools and families to work with a panel of leading educators and policy experts to boost student outcomes after this week’s mixed bag of NAPLAN results for Queensland.The 2017 preliminary NAPLAN results ... Read more
21 July, 2017
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has called on the Darling Downs community to have their say in a landmark review into regional, rural and remote education initiated by the Turnbull-Joyce Government. “This marks an important milestone of the ind... Read more
McVeigh welcomes health ‘consultation’
21 July, 2017
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh today welcomed the “Better Health in Your Community” consultation project being run by the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network.   Dr McVeigh said the Federal Government had tasked local Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to investigate and ens... Read more
Monster Super T’s line up for TSRC upgrade
13 July, 2017
A major engineering challenge has been accomplished with the installation of the first span of Super T girders on the viaduct of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) project, linking Toowoomba with the Lockyer Valley.Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the TSR... Read more
12 July, 2017
The electorate of Groom is leading the way as the National Broadband Network (NBN) this week passing a significant milestone with half of all Australian homes and businesses connected to the network.Minister for Communications Senator Mitch Fifield v... Read more
03 July, 2017
Work is progressing on the establishment of the Southern Queensland Regional Training Hub which will provide medical students the ability to study, work and live in Toowoomba and Charleville.  Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, s... Read more
McVeigh to head new Federal Government committee
20 June, 2017
Member for Groom John McVeigh has been confirmed as the chair of the Federal Government’s new Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation.He will head a group of 10 members of parliament to examine best practice approaches to develop regional and rural Australia including the effec... Read more
19 June, 2017
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has urged Darling Downs parents to get involved with their children’s use of technology in a bid to prevent cyberbullying before it occurs.Dr McVeigh was one of the Government’s speakers last week on the Criminal Code... Read more
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