Ross Vasta MP

Federal Member for Bonner

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08 August, 2012
Ross Vasta, Member for Bonner, said Julia Gillard’s attempt at blaming others for surging electricity prices was laughable given that she introduced the world’s biggest carbon tax only weeks ago. “The electricity bills are starting to arrive througho... Read more
20 July, 2012
Ross Vasta today called on Bonner community members to have their say about who should be the next Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia's Local Hero.   Nominations are now open for the... Read more
19 July, 2012
Local households will be hit even harder, after it was revealed that the GST will be added to consumer bills on top of the carbon tax, said Ross Vasta, Member for Bonner. “Local families will pay the carbon tax on their energy bills, they will pay it... Read more
09 July, 2012
Ross Vasta Member for Bonner says the changes to the private health insurance rebate that commenced on 1 July will increase the costs of health insurance and increase hospital waiting lists. “Like the carbon tax, the change to private health ins... Read more
02 July, 2012
The 2012 National Disability Awards nomination period has officially opened, and now in it's sixth year has been established to honour and recognise the achievements of people and organisations that have made significant contributions ... Read more
02 July, 2012
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has encouraged voluntary organisations in the Bonner Electorate to apply for the 2012 round of Volunteer Grants.   Mr Vasta said the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program allows eligib... Read more
05 June, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 The decision of the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates by 25 basis points is confirmation that the economic storm clouds are gathering says Ross Vasta MP, Federal Member for Bonner.   “While home owners will welcome a cut ... Read more
04 June, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012 Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner says the Productivity Commission needs to undertake an urgent review of child care following a year of double digit fee increases hitting families.   New research released on the weeken... Read more
24 May, 2012
Ross Vasta is delighted to congratulate Mr Daniel Byrne of Manly West, Mr Karl Domjahn of Wishart and Miss Karla Mayfield of Carindale who are recipients of the 2011 Australian Students Prize in the Bonner community. “The Australian Student Prize is ... Read more
24 May, 2012
New figures have confirmed that Bonner businesses and community organisations are dealing with more red tape than ever before, says Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner.   Since the start of 2008, 18,089 additional regulations have been created... Read more
22 May, 2012
Brisbane City Council ratepayers stand to suffer yet another hit from the carbon tax, Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner said today.   Clean Energy Regulator or ‘Carbon Cop’ officials have told Senate Estimates that, on top of those ten counc... Read more
15 May, 2012
The Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta was joined today at Citipointe Christian College by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Tony Abbott to welcome the announcement by the Coalition to revive Foreign Languages in Schools throughout Australia.... Read more
15 May, 2012
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the Federal Budget offered little or nothing for small businesses in Bonner about to be whacked by the world’s biggest carbon tax. “The Gillard Government has shown that its got no feel for small business, o... Read more
15 May, 2012
“National Families Week is a great opportunity to reflect on the importance of all families in Bonner,” said Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner today.   National Families Week will be held from Tuesday, 15 May to Monday, 21 May 2012 and will ... Read more
11 May, 2012
Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner said Budget week has demonstrated that the Coalition offers a very clear economic plan for Bonner and the people of Australia.   “The Coalition has demonstrated it has a strong plan for economic growth; and ... Read more
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