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$100 MILLION BOOST TO QUEENSLAND R&D ECONOMY

The Coalition Government will invest $100 million to create two new business and research partnerships with leading Queensland universities, creating 2,400 new jobs in Queensland. The $100 million investment will support two new Trailblazer partnerships: $50 million to establish a space sector Trailblazer led by the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), which will work with…

Getting more Aussies in Toowoomba Region into jobs

Australians will have more support to develop news skills or get a job in the fast-growing technology sector thanks to a $5 million investment from the Morrison Government. As part of our plan to build a strong economy, a stronger future and ensure more Australians can get into work, the Morrison Government will commit $5…

Supporting Local News and Jobs in the Toowoomba Region

A re-elected Morrison Government will provide targeted support for regional newspapers to assist them in the face of dramatically rising costs driven by global pressures affecting print production. From 1 July, eligible regional newspaper publishers will be able to apply for funding to support their sustainability in the face of rises of up to 80 per cent in newsprint prices. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said that this support package was…

GREEN LIGHT FOR TOOWOOMBA SHOWGROUNDS SOLAR LIGHTING

Member for Groom Garth Hamilton has announced that $50,000 will be provided to the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) to install solar street lighting around the Toowoomba Showgrounds. Mr Hamilton said the new lighting would provide a safer environment for the many visitors who attend events at the Showgrounds each year. “The improvement in…

$2.55 million to upgrade bridges in Toowoomba Region

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to upgrade bridges on regional roads in the Toowoomba Region with new investments totalling $2.55 million under the Bridges Renewal Program. The projects will replace and widen bridges, strengthen existing structures, and upgrade floodways to bridges. The Toowoomba Region project will see the replacement of a one lane…

LABOR’S SHAMEFUL SCARE CAMPAIGN EXPOSED

Member for Groom Garth Hamilton is setting the record straight on Labor’s lies about the Cashless Debit Card. Mr Hamilton is posting letters to more than 14,000 seniors in Groom giving his personal guarantee that he would never support any plan that forced Age Pensioners onto a Cashless Debit Card. “The local Labor candidate should…

Banking on livestock and pasture genetics

Committing $8.2 million over 4 years from 2022-23 and $1.6 million each year from 2026-27 to protect our valuable livestock and pasture genetic resources Establishing a National Livestock Genebank and continuing the Australian Pastures Genebank Valuable livestock and seed genetics will be preserved through the Liberals and Nationals Government’s commitment to national genebanks. Member for…

$75 million to get young farmers back on the land

The Morrison Joyce Government is investing $75 million to help bring young Australians back to the farm. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the Future Farmer Guarantee Scheme pilot would help address one of the key barriers for people entering agriculture – access to capital. The Liberals and Nationals Government guarantee 40 per cent of…