Ross Vasta MP

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13 March, 2012
It is with pleasure that I rise tonight to acknowledge the bravery of the 102nd Field Battery, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery for its collective gallantry and heroic actions that took place on the night of 12 to 13 May 1968 in South Vietnam d... Read more
27 February, 2012
I rise tonight to speak on the important matter of organ and tissue donation in Australia. Last week Australians celebrated DonateLife Week 2012. The awareness campaign's sole purpose is to raise the profile of organ and tissue donation in the commun... Read more
16 February, 2012
After Sir Zelman Cowen's death I spoke to my father, Angelo Vasta QC, who reminisced that, out of all the lecturers during his time at the University of Melbourne, Sir Zelman was by far the most inspirational and interesting. Some lecturers with a hi... Read more
15 February, 2012
Yesterday many of us celebrated Valentine's Day but, perhaps more importantly, 14 February was also National Servicemen's Day—a day for Australians to pay tribute to those who served our nation in times of war and peace. Of the 287,000 young Nashos w... Read more
08 February, 2012
I rise this afternoon to join my voice in commemorating this amazing watershed in our great nation's history—that is, the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. As we all know, 6 February 2012 marked the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty. It was in 1952... Read more
21 November, 2011
It is with pleasure that I rise today to acknowledge the volunteers in the Bonner electorate who have been recognised by the Australian government for their international service. I am sure that everyone in this House will agree with me when I say th... Read more
03 November, 2011
It is with pleasure I rise this afternoon to acknowledge a most humble man who has accomplished many great things, both for his country and abroad. Allen Warren is a constituent in my electorate of Bonner who does not wish for recognition or acknowle... Read more
31 October, 2011
Since I was re-elected late last year, I have noticed that I have received a big increase in the amount of constituent correspondence compared to when I was in office back in 2007. What this shows is that there is a lot of need in our community, a lo... Read more
14 October, 2011
I present the report from the Publications Committee sitting in conference with the Publications Committee of the Senate. Copies of the report are being placed on the table. Report—by leave—agreed to.
14 October, 2011
I present the report from the Publications Committee sitting in conference with the Publications Committee of the Senate. Copies of the report are being placed on the table. Report—by leave—agreed to.
30 September, 2011
Mr Speaker, I rise today to speak on the Clean Energy Bill otherwise known as the Carbon Tax Legislation. Labor’s proposed carbon tax is neither logical nor fair. After all, what could possibly be logical or fair about yet another massive new tax wh... Read more
22 September, 2011
It is with sadness that I rise today to speak about my friend, former colleague and long-time Bonner constituent, the Hon. David Jull. Although his passing did not come as a surprise to me after such a long and brave battle with cancer, it is nonethe... Read more
22 September, 2011
I rise today to speak on the Clean Energy Future package of bills otherwise known as the carbon tax legislation. Labor's proposed carbon tax is neither logical nor fair. After all, what could possibly be logical or fair about yet another massive new ... Read more
14 September, 2011
My question is to the Prime Minister. How can the Prime Minister claim that the Malaysia solution, with its 800-person ceiling, is an effective deterrent to people smuggling when a thousand asylum seekers have arrived since the Malaysia deal was anno...
13 September, 2011
I rise this morning to draw the House's attention to the upcoming diamond jubilee, the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as head of the Commonwealth. The sixth of January 2012 will mark the diamond jubilee of Her Majesty. The only ot... Read more
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