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GETTING RESULTS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS TO KEEP LOCAL RESIDENTS SAFE

Member for Groom Garth Hamilton has welcomed new data showing a decrease in the use of illicit drugs. “This is concrete evidence that the Morrison Government’s increased support for law enforcement agencies is helping to keep Australians safe,” Mr Hamilton said. The consumption of cocaine, methylamphetamine, MDMA, and heroin has decreased by almost five tonnes…

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MORE FUNDING TO IMPROVE REGIONAL ROADS AND CREATE JOBS ACROSS THE TOOWOOMBA REGION

More bridges across the Toowoomba Region could soon be upgraded or replaced, thanks to a further investment of $40 million from the Liberal and Nationals Government under the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP). In a boost for the freight industry, the Government will inject an additional $10 million each year for the next four years into…

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NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN LEAD UP TO ANZAC DAY

Schools, ex-service organisations and community groups across the Toowoomba Region have been sent Anzac Day Commemorative packs to help ensure the community never forgets the extraordinary sacrifice of our servicemen and women. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said the annual materials are provided free by the Australian Government to support local…

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Future Drought Fund: Supporting Toowoomba Region’s drought resilience

First round grants announced for Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program 60 grants awarded across Australia to build local drought resilience Program funds events, training, small scale infrastructure that will facilitate and enable networking. Agricultural communities in the Toowoomba Region will benefit from $50,000 to help them better prepare for drought thanks…

Garth Hamilton MP on a country road

Morrison Government’s NDIS investment in Groom tops $347 million a year

The Morrison Government is fully funding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with more than $347 million a year allocated to transforming the lives of 4,116 participants across the Groom electorate. Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton, said NDIS participants in Groom are benefiting from the Morrison Government’s record investment and strong management of the NDIS. “The…

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Future Drought Fund: $1.03 million to deliver innovation in drought resilience in Toowoomba Region

Total of $29 million awarded nationally for 46 innovative drought projects Two projects will get underway in Toowoomba Region to better prepare for drought A key milestone for the Future Drought Fund Research and Adoption program Farmers in the Toowoomba Region will benefit from a share of $29 million for projects to manage and prepare…

Garth Hamilton with military personnel at Oakey Bakery

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2022 PRIME MINISTER’S VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT AWARDS

The search is on for Australia’s top veteran employers and employees, with nominations now open for the 2022 Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the awards recognise veterans for their contribution to the nation after their military service, as well as the businesses that support them. “Our Defence men and women…

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MORE FUNDING TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITIES

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to back regional Australia, providing more funding to help the Toowoomba Region recover and grow on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now open for the new Rebuilding Regional Communities Program, giving local businesses and community groups a chance to share in $5.7 million. Grants…

Garth Hamilton and Mayor Paul Antonio are briefed on February 2022 flood event

DISASTER ASSISTANCE ACTIVATED AS RAINFALL AND FLOODING UNFOLDS ACROSS QUEENSLAND’S SOUTH EAST

Disaster assistance has been swiftly activated for the Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Fraser Coast, Gold Coast, Gympie, Ipswich, Logan, Noosa, North Burnett and Sunshine Coast local government areas in response to heavy rainfall and flooding that continues to unfold across Queensland’s south-east. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton welcomed the assistance being made available to cover the…