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NEW Award Celebrates Bonner’s Best and Brightest Young Achievers
23 February, 2017
Federal MP for Bonner Ross Vasta is supporting young high achievers in his electorate by introducing the inaugural Bonner Bright Star award for the month of March. Nominations are now open for the new award and will celebrate the accomplishments of youth in the Bonner electorate. Mr Vasta said the... Read more
BONNER VOLUNTEER AWARDS: NOMINATE A WORTHY VOLUNTEER
13 February, 2017
Nominations will soon open for the inaugural Bonner Volunteer Awards, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta announced today. “These awards are intended to give thanks to individuals and teams that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer qualities. They will recognise volunteers who’ve... Read more
FUNDING APPROVED FOR MT GRAVATT KARATE-DO CLUB
10 February, 2017
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today confirmed a Turnbull Coalition Government commitment of $185,000 announced last year for the Australian Academy of Martial Arts Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Club (AAMA). “I’m pleased to announce that the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Dev... Read more
07 February, 2017
Federal MP Ross Vasta has called on the Bonner community to celebrate the achievements of local businesses and charities by nominating them for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards. Now in its 25th years, the Telstra Business Awards are renowned for sho... Read more
Local Veteran Honoured For Service in World War II
02 February, 2017
93-year-old Gregory Graham Perkins was today celebrated in honour of his commitment to Australia during World War II. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta awarded Mr Perkins the Salute Their Service award at a special event held at Gregory’s home this morning. Mr Vasta said it was an honour... Read more
SEEKING COMMUNITY VIEWS ON FLAG RETIREMENT OPTIONS
16 January, 2017
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta is asking the community for feedback on the best and most appropriate way for Australians to retire used, damaged and worn out Australian National Flags. Mr Vasta said that the Australian National Flag Protocols currently did not provide detailed guidance on ... Read more
BONNER PRESCHOOLERS TO LEARN A LANGUAGE IN 2017
12 January, 2017
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has called on local preschools and child care centres to sign up to the Turnbull Government’s popular early learning languages program before applications close on 26 February 2017. Tens of thousands of preschoolers across the country are set to try the... Read more
CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DRESSING ROOM FACILITIES FOR LOCAL SPORTS GROUPS UNDERWAY
09 January, 2017
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has welcomed news that work is progressing on the construction of new dressing room facilities at the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Clubhouse. “The Coalition pledged $400,000 in funding for local sports groups to go toward new dressing rooms at the Wynnum Manly S... Read more
2017 Age Pension Guide
15 December, 2016
For more information about the Age Pension changes please click here for the Bonner Age Pension Guide:  16x645-VastaR_Age-Pension-Guide-2017.pdf 
MAKE A LIST AND SAVE THIS CHRISTMAS
12 December, 2016
It seems that Santa might have been onto something when he made a list and checked it twice. With Australians spending over $1,079 at Christmas in recent years, some forward planning for meals and presents can lead to big savings. On average, Australian households throw out 14% of weekly groce... Read more
LOCAL STUDENTS AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS NEW COLOMBO PLAN SCHOLARSHIPS
06 December, 2016
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today announced two undergraduate students from the electorate have been awarded Australian Government scholarships to live, study and intern in the Indo-Pacific. “These local students have won two of only 105 prestigious New Colombo Plan scholarships t... Read more
GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN BONNER
05 December, 2016
Community organisations in Bonner are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers. Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said the funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round, announced by the Minister for Social Services, Christia... Read more
SHOP SMALL IN BONNER THIS CHRISTMAS
29 November, 2016
As Australians prepare to spend around $50 billion in the lead-up to Christmas Day, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has urged locals to shop small in our community. “The coming month is when many local businesses take risks, make investments and employ more locals in the hope that the... Read more
LOCAL VETERANS TO BENEFIT FROM FUNDING FOR MANLY LOTA RSL
25 November, 2016
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said veterans and their families in the Manly-Lota area would benefit from Australian Government grant funding for a local project. Mr Vasta said the Returned and Services League of Australia’s Manly-Lota Sub-Branch had been awarded $37,800 to install a... Read more
IMPROVED FACILITIES FOR HEMMANT FLEXIBLE LEARNING CENTRE
17 November, 2016
Hemmant Flexible Learning Centre will soon have two new General Learning Areas and associated walkways after Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP today announced a $298,312 Australian Government grant through the Capital Grants Program. Mr Vasta congratulated Hemmant Flexible Learning Centre on being ... Read more
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