Queensland: Mining

The system is broken in Queensland, and it is broken because the Queensland Labor government wrecked it. After more than 14 years we saw the High Court say so with their decision to send the New Acland expansion back to the Land and Environment Court in Queensland. While the decision is a legal win for…

First Speech

I am honoured to represent the good people of Groom. It’s a place of strong community values that is proud both of its ambitions for the future and of its history. My own family’s history is but a small part of the great Australian journey, and I stand before you as both a proud citizen…

TOOWOOMBA WANTS TO HEAR THE PREMIERS PLAN

Over the course of the last 24 hours, I have received multiple requests from the media to comment on Premier Palaszczuk’s Toowoomba quarantine thought bubble. According to the Premier, further correspondence has been sent, in relation to her idea. Until such a time that the Premier can show the community a detailed plan for how…

Palaszczuk needs to come clean on quarantine plan

Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton is calling on Premier Palaszczuk to outline her detailed plan for the proposed Toowoomba quarantine facility, following reports a proposal had been submitted. Mr Hamilton said the regional quarantine idea and Toowoomba proposal is solely the Queensland State Government’s, not the Federal Governments, and the community was anxious for…

HARVEST TRAIL SERVICES EXPANDED TO SUPPORT HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY

The Morrison Government is encouraging Australians to take up seasonal work opportunities in regional areas, as part of a collaboration trial to support the horticulture industry. The Harvest Trail Services, which have been expanded into 16 regions, will help ensure growers in major horticulture areas have access to the workers they need to get the…

FUNDING FOR STRONGER COMMUNITIES NOW OPEN

Eligible community groups in the Groom electorate are being urged to apply for a share in $150,000 of Australian Government funding, under the latest round of the popular Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton said the Liberal National Government would provide funding to support up to 20 local community groups, with…

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ROUND 5 OF THE BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND

Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton has called for Council and the community to apply for funding from the Morrison Governments fifth round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) which is now open. Mr Hamilton said the BBRF was another example of the Liberal National Governments support for regional Australia and communities such as…

$29,100 TO HELP SING ON WITH CHORUS PROJECT

The Morrison Government has announced 73 recipients across regional and remote Australia that will share in almost $1.9 million through the Regional Arts Fund Recovery grants. The funding will be delivered under the $10 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government in 2020 as part of the Relief and Recovery Fund. Member for Groom,…

$7.3 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR MORE, UPGRADED DRIVER RIVER SITES

Owners of Driver Reviver locations across the nation can now apply for a share of $7.3 million in Australian Government funding to upgrade their lifesaving rest sites and deliver new sites. Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton said Driver Reviver sites were critical places for drivers and road users to pull over, stop and have…