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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
Remembrance Day 2016
10 November, 2016
8 November 2016 Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta MP, has encouraged the community to honour Remembrance Day and remember every Australian who has made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation. "Remembrance Day on November 11 marks 98 years since the Armistice that ended the First World War,"... Read more
CELEBRATING OUR CARERS DURING NATIONAL CARER'S WEEK
19 October, 2016
This Friday, 21 October, FSG Australia (FSG) and Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta MP, will be coming together to host a Carers Morning Tea at the FSG Café in Wynnum during National Carer’s Week, to celebrate Australia’s more than 2.8 million unpaid carers. “Unpaid ca... Read more
GIVING BONNER TEACHERS TOOLS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
27 September, 2016
A new Turnbull Government-backed initiative will ensure educators in Bonner have access to the latest teaching strategies and practical advice on how to support students with learning difficulties. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the Turnbull Government’s $341,000 funding to DSF Li... Read more
FSG HELPING TO BUILD A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY IN WYNNUM
19 September, 2016
People living with dementia, their families and carers would benefit from new initiatives being developed by FSG Australia to build a dementia friendly community in Wynnum, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. “In Australia over 350,000 people are currently living with dementia... Read more
“SALUTING THEIR SERVICE”: NOMINATE A VETERAN NOW
13 September, 2016
Applications are now open to nominate a worthy serviceman or woman for a Certificate of Appreciation under the Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. “Certificates of Appreciation are a way of expressing the nation... Read more
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