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Media Release: Commemorating Remembrance Day 2019

Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson is encouraging the Townsville community to participate in their local commemorative services on 11 November and observe a minute’s silence at 11am to remember the Australian service men and women who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

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Media Release: Grant changes to allow more commemorative projects to be funded in Herbert

COMMEMORATIVE projects in Herbert may benefit from a funding boost and expanded eligibility of the Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program. Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Darren Chester and Member for Herbert, Phillip Thompson said the expansion to the STS Grants Program is part of the Government’s election commitments, and will see an extra $10 million allocated over the next four years to continue to honour the service and sacrifice of those who have served their country.

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Media Release: Attracting more students to Herbert

Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said 30 scholarships would be available to international and domestic students to study in Townsville next year. Mr Thompson said tertiary education providers in Herbert had been provided $660,000 to offer the scholarships through the Coalition Government’s $93.7 million Destination Australia program.

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