Ross Vasta MP

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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
22 August, 2011
I rise tonight to inform the House of my office's idea to raise extra funds for the victims of the flood in Brisbane. As I have stated before, after the flood that so devastated the great city of Brisbane, my office and I wanted to do something speci... Read more
04 July, 2011
I rise tonight to speak about an extraordinary network—or perhaps better described as a 'craze'—supporting our young people: the Red Frogs Australia Chaplaincy Network. Red Frogs founder and director Andy Gourley describes Red Frogs as: ... not just ... Read more
22 June, 2011
I rise today to speak about heroes—not typical heroes like sporting identities or celebrities, but everyday heroes we can all learn so much from. Graham Kerr is the hero I speak of today. Graham is a man who has surmounted a monumental setback in his... Read more
20 June, 2011
I rise today to highlight the risk this government is taking with its proposed carbon tax on jobs in my electorate of Bonner. Recently the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, the shadow minister for innovation industry and science, Sophie Mirabell... Read more
15 June, 2011
I rise to speak about the recent opening of the Gateway Counselling and Wholeness Centre in my electorate of Bonner. The Gateway Counselling and Wholeness Centre at the Gateway Baptist Church in Mackenzie recently opened to provide accessible, profes... Read more
14 June, 2011
I rise this evening to highlight the government's incompetence and lack of real oversight for its solar panels program because it has once again enabled unscrupulous providers to rip off unsuspecting people and, potentially, taxpayers' money. As was ... Read more
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