Ross Vasta MP

Federal Member for Bonner

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Speeches in Parliament

12 September, 2018
It was great to be able to attend the official opening of St Agnes Catholic Primary School’s new sports courts last week. Just two years ago I was over at Mt Gravatt announcing $211,000 to go towards the construction of three new multi-use cour... Read more
22 August, 2018
I have some very special guests in the chamber tonight. Laura Lewis and Deborah Oxtoby are two incredible advocates for people with autism in our community. Hi Laura! Hi Deb! They flew down from Brisbane to be here tonight. I hope this speech can do ... Read more
22 August, 2018
Last month we had DonateLife Week. I hope everyone had a chance to have that very difficult but necessary chat with their loved ones. That week I met an extraordinary young man from my electorate. Lachlan Wallis knows more than anyone how importan... Read more
21 August, 2018
The winter break was a great time to catch up with local companies that are going above and beyond in Bonner. One of these is the Port of Brisbane Company. Just recently Port of Brisbane recognised outstanding local organisations for their work in th... Read more
20 August, 2018
Today I want to speak about a remarkable figure in the bayside community. Senior Sergeant Tony Brown recently marked 30 years as a police officer. It’s a rare feat in his line of work. I have to say Tony’s done a terrific job while he&... Read more
13 August, 2018
Last week I had a big turnout at my roundtable on Labor’s Retirees and Pensioners Tax. It goes to show just how worried the community is about Labor’s shameless retiree tax grab. Thanks to the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer for co... Read more
13 August, 2018
I move: That this House: (1) recognises the fantastic contribution that volunteers make to the community of Bonner, and to Australia in general; (2) notes there are 8 million volunteers around Australia in organisations like sports clubs, ch... Read more
21 June, 2018
Last Monday I had the pleasure of hosting the Minister for Aged Care in Bonner. There were many important visits and announcements on the day. I wanted to focus on two events that were particularly significant for my older constituents. The first ... Read more
18 June, 2018
I had a great experience recently connecting a local not-for-profit with local business, all for a great cause. Makeables Tingalpa, which is part of Multicap, is a not-for-profit disability employer. Since 1991, Makeables has provided employment, ... Read more
31 May, 2018
Today I’d like to thank everyone who’s put in a nomination for my Bonner Volunteer Awards. These Awards recognise individuals and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer qualities. They shine a light on people who’ve mad... Read more
31 May, 2018
The NBN, as we know, is one of the single largest infrastructure rollouts seen in our nation's history. A rollout of the scale understandably takes time, and the Turnbull government is delivering better broadband across Australia in the fastest and m... Read more
31 May, 2018
It’s Queensland Small Business Week! I enjoy celebrating the achievements of small businesses in Bonner. Coming from a small business background myself, I also enjoy helping local small businesses grow and stay competitive. Today I want to t... Read more
21 May, 2018
It's National Volunteer Week, and another good opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution our volunteers make to our community. Last year, I had the opportunity to do just that with the first annual Bonner Volunteer Awards. There were m... Read more
21 May, 2018
This is fantastic news for locals in my electorate. My Queensland LNP colleagues and I have been fighting hard for this funding. People have been telling us just how bad congestion is on the M1 and how dangerous it can be on their daily commute. I've... Read more
08 May, 2018
The intersection of Newnham Road and Wecker Road in Mount Gravatt East is notorious. It has recently been named by RACQ as the worst intersection in Brisbane for serious crashes and casualties, and ranks fifth-worst in Queensland. I've lost count ... Read more
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