South East Queensland Groups Benefit from Inland Rail Sponsorships

Community groups in South East Queensland continue to benefit from the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program with three new groups sharing in more than $10,000 of grant funding in the seventh round of the program. The Inland Rail Sponsorship and Donations program provided: $3,800 for the Gowrie State School P&C Association for window…

$30M Grants Program to support Local Manufacturing

Manufacturers in Groom with good ideas that are ready to be turned into world-beating realities can now apply for a slice of a new $30 million fund from the Morrison Government. Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the Commercialisation Fund could help manufacturers in the Toowoomba region carry out projects that bring industry and researchers…

Investing in Groom’s smart farmers

Groom to share in $6.48 million Smart Farms Small Grants funding Projects focus on supporting Australian farmers to adopt innovative practices that increase farm productivity, profitability and protection of natural resources management The Australian Government continues to back farmers in Groom by helping them adopt the next generation of sustainable farming practices through Smart Farms…

Thousands of New Apprentice and Trainee Jobs

Tens of thousands of new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Australia with the expansion of the targeted wage subsidy program as part of the Morrison Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program is fully subscribed, helping to create 100,000 apprenticeships in less than five months.…

Broadband

I’m very happy to speak about the government’s great achievements on the NBN. After all, when this government came to office, we had the task of fixing Labor’s NBN mess, and what a mess it was! Labor had a gold plated approach which would have cost billions of dollars more and left millions of Australians…

Australian Made Products

Mr HAMILTON (Groom) (18:43): I rise to support Australian industry, particularly locally-made and locallyowned goods. Of course, I’m not a protectionist and I believe Australian goods must compete internationally. Indeed, it is the weight of competition that, when lifted repeatedly, grows strength in our products and expands our capacity as a producing nation. However, as…

Quarantine Camp Concerns

I want to place on record my deep concern and regret, at the Queensland Labor Governments idea, of placing regional quarantine camp in Toowoomba, in my electorate of Groom. The Premier floated this idea at a press conference on 22 January, 2021 – in what now seems a desperate attempt to find a solution to…

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…