Assistant Minister Scott Buchholz with Garth Hamilton MP on road

FEDERAL FUNDING TO DRIVE A SAFER ROAD SAFETY FUTURE IN TOOWOOMBA REGION

New road safety upgrades and improvements will be rolled out across Toowoomba Region, thanks to a $3,300,000 funding boost from the Australian and Queensland governments. The funding will support a significant road safety project and eight minor upgrades that will help get locals, visitors and freight to their destination sooner and safer. Drayton Connection Road…

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POWERING COMMUNITY GROUPS IN TOOWOOMBA REGION

The Morrison Government is supporting community groups in the Toowoomba Region to help them increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Locally, Multicap has received $12,000 for the solar panel installation at the Toowoomba Hub. The grants from the Powering Communities Program will enable the not-for-profit groups to cut their power bills and carbon emissions while…

Garth Hamilton with Oakey Landcare Group

RECORD $50 MILLION FOR KOALAS AND LONG-TERM PROTECTION

The Morrison Government has announced a record $50 million package for Koalas that will improve the health outcomes of the species, extend long-term monitoring and restore and preserve critical habitat. “This new package will take Government spending on koalas to more than $74 million since 2019, bringing together land managers, researchers, veterinarians and citizen scientists…

Garth Hamilton MP on a country road

SUPPORTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN TOOWOOMBA REGION

The Toowoomba Regional Council has received their third 2021-22 quarterly payment through the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program. Federal Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the funding is untied, allowing councils to spend the grant according to their own local priorities. “Local governments are vital to building safer and stronger communities,” Mr Hamilton said.…

Garth Hamilton fighting fires

Local community projects backed by National Bushfire Recovery Fund

The Australian Government has provided funding to local community projects in the Groom electorate under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program, with projects in Toowoomba Region receiving $212,835 in direct support. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the construction of a new local Strategic Fire Trail and support for High Country Festivals to the…

Garth Hamilton MP

Speech – Religious Discrimination – 9 February 2022

BILLS – Religious Discrimination Bill 2021, Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021, Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 – Second Reading Thank you to all who have written in to me on this issue, both in support of and in opposition to this bill, the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021. Overwhelmingly, the correspondence received by my office…