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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
$254 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING
20 May, 2015
Today the Commonwealth Government announced the projects to gain funding under its $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme. The Commonwealth contribution to the Programme is accompanied by over $200 million in investment by Australian manufacturers. Nineteen businesses will receive between ... Read more
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
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