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BUDGET DELIVERS BONNER SCHOOLS RECORD LEVELS OF FUNDING
19 May, 2015
Bonner students are set to benefit greatly from the 2015 Budget, which delivers a record $15.7 billion in 2015-16 for all schools across Australia, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. This is part of more than $69.5 billion in funding over the forward estimates for all Australian gove... Read more
$400 MILLION SUPPORT PACKAGE TO HELP DROUGHT STRICKEN COMMUNITIES
18 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has welcomed a further Budget boost to communities hit by the drought, taking the total value of measures available in this year’s Budget to more than $400 million. In addition to the $333 million announced at the weekend, the Commonwealth will provide ... Read more
18 May, 2015
The 2015-16 Budget has confirmed that pensions for veterans and their families will continue to increase by the greater measure out of CPI, Male Total Average Weekly Earnings or the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index. Federal Member for Bon... Read more
2015 BUDGET TO SUPPORT NDIS ROLL-OUT, DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AND CARERS
14 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has welcomed measures in the 2015-16 Budget that will deliver support for the full roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), improve employment services for people with disability and increase assistance for Australia’s 2.7 million carer... Read more
SUPPORTING GREATER CHOICE FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS IN BONNER
14 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said the Government is improving aged care in Australia to reduce regulation and allow home care funding to follow the individual to provide greater choice over their future. Mr Vasta said the Government is investing $73.7 million over four years to impro... Read more
COALITION GOVERNMENT TO MAKE AGED PENSIONS FAIRER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE
14 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has welcomed new changes announced in the 2015-16 Budget that will make the age pension fairer and more sustainable. The changes mean:   More than 170,000 pensioners with modest assets will have their pensions increased by an average of $30 p... Read more
STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME A BOOST FOR BONNER
14 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said the Bonner electorate had received a significant boost in the 2015-16 Budget with the Coalition Government’s new Stronger Communities Programme. "Stronger Communities will provide $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects in loc... Read more
GROWING JOBS AND SMALL BUSINESS PACKAGE TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES IN BONNER
13 May, 2015
 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said the new $5.5 billion Growing Jobs and Small Business package will help small businesses in Bonner invest more, grow more, and employ more. “This package will help employers in Bonner to create jobs and assist Australia’s unemployed... Read more
HELPING YOUNG AUSTRALIANS IN BONNER INTO WORK
13 May, 2015
Young job seekers in Bonner will have new opportunities to secure a job as a result of the Coalition Government’s Growing Jobs and Small Business package announced in the 2015 Budget, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. Mr Vasta said young Australians need the right assistance a... Read more
CHILD CARE SAFETY NET OFFERS INCREASED SUPPORT FOR BONNER FAMILIES
13 May, 2015
Bonner families will benefit from the Abbott Government’s new Child Care Safety Net, which will provide more support for disadvantaged or vulnerable children to access early childhood learning and child care, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. “As a part of the Abbott Gov... Read more
JOBS FOR FAMILIES PACKAGE DELIVERS CHOICE FOR BONNER FAMILIES
13 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said the 2015 Budget delivers a $4.4 billion Jobs for Families package to give parents more choice and opportunity to work. "The 2015 Budget delivers on the Government’s commitment to support families by making child care simpler, more affordable... Read more
BUDGET DELIVERS JOBS, GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY FOR BONNER
13 May, 2015
The 2015 Budget is a ‘have a go’ Budget that will help local families and small businesses, Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said today. "The big winners in this Budget are families and small businesses," Mr Vasta said. "This Budget will deliver jobs, growth and opportunity in ... Read more
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN BONNER SECURE A STRONGER FUTURE FOR AUSTRALIA
13 May, 2015
Bonner is getting a boost from the Commonwealth Government’s record $50 billion investment in road and transport infrastructure. The Budget is the next step in the Government’s responsible, long-term economic plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. ... Read more
SPORTING SCHOOLS OPEN NOW TO BONNER SCHOOLS AND CLUBS
11 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, is urging all local primary schools, clubs and coaches in Bonner to sign up to Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy. Mr Vasta said the Abbott Government is tackling the activity levels and the h... Read more
$246 MILLION NANNY PILOT PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT BONNER FAMILIES
07 May, 2015
The Abbott Government is establishing a new $246 million pilot programme to extend subsidy support to nanny home care services to help support families who struggle to access affordable child care services when working, studying or looking for work. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said subs... Read more
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