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APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING OPEN IN BONNER
03 August, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding for small capital projects in the community as part of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities programme. “The Abbott Government is again... Read more
SPORTING SCHOOLS KICKS OFF ACROSS AUSTRALIA
27 July, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today announced that 20 local schools in the Bonner electorate had signed up to be a part of Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s $100 million initiative aimed to improve children’s’ health through getting more primary school age students... Read more
NEW COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOOD LABELS IN BONNER
22 July, 2015
Consumers in Bonner and across Australia will soon benefit from clearer, simpler information about where products come from. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said new country of origin food labels will begin to appear on supermarket shelves later this year. “It is important to ensure co... Read more
FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL BONNER VETERANS
14 July, 2015
Manly-Lota RSL in Bonner today welcomed Government funding that will assist them in continuing their important work providing support to the local veteran community. The funding was part of the Australian Government’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants programme, which ... Read more
UPGRADED MEN’S SHED OPENS IN MT GRAVATT
13 July, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta joined the local community on the weekend for the opening of the Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed Extension, a jointly funded project between the Australian Government and the Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed. “The project will provide a venue for the residents of... Read more
MOBILE BLACK SPOT PROGRAMME DELIVERS SIGNIFICANT COVERAGE BENEFITS TO BURBANK AND MORETON ISLAND
07 July, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP was pleased to announce that Burbank and Moreton Island residents will benefit from the Federal Government’s $100 million in Commonwealth funding for the first stage of the mobile black spot programme.  There is a strong community demand for impr... Read more
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY IN BONNER RECEIVES TOP TEACHING GRANT
06 July, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today congratulated Griffith University, which has received $467,000 in Commonwealth funding to promote excellence in learning and teaching in higher education. Mr Vasta welcomed the Government’s announcement of $4.7 million in funding as part of its on... Read more
Bonner Small Business Breakthrough
22 June, 2015
19 June 2015 Small businesses throughout Bonner are set to receive a boost with some crucial budget measures passing through the Senate on Monday night. Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta encouraged businesses to take a good look at how they can benefit from these exciting support measures. “The... Read more
TWO WEEKS FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS TO APPLY FOR SPORTING SCHOOLS FUNDING
22 June, 2015
19 June 2015 Primary schools across the country have less than two weeks to benefit from the first funding round of the Abbott Government’s $100 million Sporting Schools programme. Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta urged all local Bonner primary schools who haven’t already registered to do... Read more
PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS SCHEME  TO BE REFORMED
03 June, 2015
Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today welcomed the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Access and Sustainability Package of reforms following months of constructive consultations and robust negotiations across the entire pharmaceutical supply chain, including consumers, pharmacists... Read more
GAME CHANGING DAY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN BONNER
02 June, 2015
The Government’s 2015 Budget is a historic, unprecedented game changer for the hard working women and men of Bonner. Our Growing Jobs and Small Business package is the biggest economic recognition of the sector in Australia’s history. Yesterday Small Business Minister Bruce Bil... Read more
AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE PRIME MINISTER, 23 MAY 2015
29 May, 2015
On Saturday, 23 May, I had the pleasure of hosting Prime Minister Tony Abbott for afternoon tea in my electorate of Bonner. The Prime Minister was a delightful guest, updating the crowd on the latest post-Budget news and listening to the individual stories and concerns of my constituents. The rece... Read more
APPLY NOW FOR SPORTING SCHOOLS FUNDING GRANTS
29 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said sporting opportunities for children were set to expand now that local Bonner primary schools could apply for funding through the Abbott Government’s $100 million Sporting Schools programme. Mr Vasta said the before, during and after school hou... Read more
6th Community Pharmacy Agreement
27 May, 2015
For those interested in the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement: the Government continues to work with all stakeholders in the medicines supply chain as part of its negotiations to finalise the 6CPA and Sustainability of the PBS package. Our goal is to maintain access to medicines for Australian patien... Read more
ROUND TWO APPLICATIONS FOR STRONGER REGIONS NOW OPEN
21 May, 2015
Councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations in the electorate of Bonner will now be able to apply for funding of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital infrastructure projects under Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encoura... Read more
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