Ross Vasta MP

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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
15 September, 2016
I rise today to speak on what’s in store for the Bonner community in the year ahead. All across Bonner I’ve listened to what locals want. I’m committed to delivering to them what matters most. My flagship commitment is to the Wyn... Read more
13 September, 2016
Today I would like to speak about Joshua and Benjamin Wood, two remarkable brothers from Carindale. These young men are an inspiration and an example of what hard work can achieve. Josh is nine years old and profoundly vision impaired. I first got... Read more
12 September, 2016
Thank you Mr Deputy/Speaker. Today I rise to speak about fantastic initiatives in my Bonner electorate to increase support in the community for people living with dementia and their carers. As you’re aware this month is Dementia Awareness Mo... Read more
02 May, 2016
Today I’d like to talk about some outstanding small capital projects in Bonner. I’ve been proud to support these projects through the Stronger Communities Programme. The fantastic thing about Stronger Communities is how it makes local ... Read more
23 February, 2016
Today I’d like to talk about one of the most important issues in my electorate: black spots on our roads. Last year the Coalition Government delivered $1.7 million to upgrade two notorious black spots at Holland Park West. The intersections ... Read more
MINNIPPI PARKLANDS CCTV CAMERAS
18 February, 2016
Today I’m pleased to update the Chamber with fantastic news for residents in the Bonner suburb of Tingalpa. I’m proud to announce that the new CCTV camera system at Minnippi Parklands is now fully operational. It’s thanks to the hard work of local council and residents that the... Read more
90 second statement speech - Yulu-Burri-Ba health clinic
08 February, 2016
Today I want to talk about a very special addition to the Bayside community in my electorate of Bonner. Just recently, Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health opened a new clinic in Wynnum. I had the pleasure of touring the facility with Minister for Rural Health, Senator the Ho... Read more
90 second statement speech - Bonner Ice Forum
01 December, 2015
Madam/Deputy Speaker, today I would like to speak on a community forum I will be hosting next week on the ice epidemic currently affecting my electorate of Bonner.  This is a topic close to my heart. The statistics on methamphetamine use and its devastating impact on families and communities... Read more
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