Ross Vasta MP

Federal Member for Bonner

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29 March, 2017
Last Saturday I attended the 60th anniversary celebrations of Pet City in Mt Gravatt. This is an amazing feat for an independent, family-owned store. I’d like to speak today about the dedicated people who’ve made this milestone possible, ... Read more
29 March, 2017
A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of hosting a Student Leaders Afternoon Tea for new school leaders from around the Bonner electorate. Joining me on the day was my good friend Andy Gourley, the CEO of Red Frogs who’s such a positive role... Read more
22 March, 2017
 This month I’m holding the first Bonner Volunteer Awards, which I’ve spoken about before here. In the spirit of these awards, today I’d like to speak on Sailability Bayside, an outstanding volunteer organisation in Bonner that... Read more
28 February, 2017
Thank you Madam/Deputy Speaker. I rise in the house today to discuss the importance of encouraging the youth of today. There are so many great young people doing incredible things in the electorate of Bonner, so this year I’ve decided to cr... Read more
14 February, 2017
Last year I spoke here about important projects in my electorate the Coalition Government has committed to support. Today I’d like to update the Chamber about two projects that will boost sports and tourism in Brisbane’s bayside area. I&r... Read more
13 February, 2017
Today I’d like to discuss the important contribution volunteers make in Bonner. I’d also like to talk about the first annual Bonner Volunteer Awards which is starting soon. I’ve met many exceptional volunteers over the years. The... Read more
07 February, 2017
Thank you Madam/Deputy Speaker. Today I rise to update the house about a call out I put on Facebook recently asking constituents to submit their burning questions to me. The post generated quite a bit of interest. Today I’m going to answer so... Read more
28 November, 2016
Mr Speaker, I present the fifth report of the Petitions Committee for the 45th Parliament together with 3 petitions and 1 ministerial response to a petition previously prevented. The terms of the petitions and the ministerial response will be prin... Read more
24 November, 2016
It was my pleasure to attend the launch of the Shop Small campaign here on Tuesday evening. I’d like to thank Minister McCormack and my colleagues for spreading the message of just how important it is to shop local within our communities. Small... Read more
23 November, 2016
Today I rise to speak on a vital issue in my electorate: the issue of youth unemployment. I would like to address the effect of youth unemployment on the community, and what this Government is doing to help young people find and stay in work. I&rsquo... Read more
08 November, 2016
I’m pleased today to provide a positive update on the nbn rollout in Bonner. Under the Coalition’s revised rollout plan, thousands of people are being connected to the nbn each month. More people can access the nbn every month than Labor ... Read more
07 November, 2016
I’d like to speak today about Gundala Kindergarten, an outstanding local institution in Wynnum. Gundala is the only indigenous kindergarten in the local area. They have been meeting the early educational needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Is... Read more
19 October, 2016
Today I rise to reflect on the enormous contribution Australia’s informal carers make to our nation. I’d also like to inform the House on how Bonner will be celebrating its local carers this National Carer’s Week. National Carer&... Read more
12 October, 2016
Today I rise to speak about a stalwart of the Wynnum community that, sadly, has shut its doors last week after 60 years of service. It’s with great sadness I announce that Bayside Electrical Services is no longer. I’d like to take this op... Read more
11 October, 2016
Today I’d like to speak on one of the most serious health issues this country faces: type 1 diabetes. I’d like to share the personal stories of some of my constituents who have type 1 diabetes, to highlight the importance of this issue an... Read more
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