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NO JAB, NO PLAY AND NO PAY FOR CHILDCARE IN BONNER
13 April, 2015
 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said the conscientious objector exemption on children’s vaccination for access to taxpayer funded Child Care Benefits, the Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement will cease from 1 January 2016. “Paren... Read more
ANZAC DAY FOR THE TROOPS 2015
10 April, 2015
On 25 April, Australians will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during the First World War and honour the sacrifices of those service personnel who helped forge our national identity. This Anzac Day Australians are also being asked to spare a thought for our current servin... Read more
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS
10 April, 2015
The Australian Government is calling for applications for the 2015 Community Heritage Grants program. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups across Australia to preserve and manage nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for fu... Read more
ENERGY WHITE PAPER TO HELP DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH
10 April, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper, which puts one of our most important economic sectors in the box seat for further growth. “People in Bonner are more aware of energy issues than ever before,” Mr Vas... Read more
Bonner consumers one step closer to lower prices at the checkout
01 April, 2015
Consumers in Bonner are a step closer to lower prices, and local businesses are a step closer to growing their business and meeting the needs of their customers, following the release of the Competition Review final report. The Commonwealth Government commissioned the independent report as part o... Read more
01 April, 2015
 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today congratulated the organisations that have won contracts to deliver employment services to job seekers and employers in Bonner through the Government’s new jobactive employment services model, w... Read more
Register for Sporting Schools Today
27 March, 2015
 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, is calling on local Bonner schools, clubs and coaches to sign up to Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy. Mr Vasta said individuals and sporting groups can now register for Australia’s l... Read more
Call for donations for drought-stricken farmers
25 March, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today urged local residents and businesses to donate much-needed goods and supplies to farmers in South Western Queensland affected by drought, as part of a drive led by the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association. “You can help out farmers and... Read more
Pensioners in Bonner up to $78 per fortnight better off
20 March, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said pensioners in his electorate are $51.80 per fortnight better off for singles and $78 per fortnight for couples since the Coalition Government was elected, following a further rise in the age pension. “Age pensioners deserve our support and once agai... Read more
Restart Continues to Benefit Employers and Employees
12 March, 2015
 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, is encouraging employers to take on mature-aged employees under the Restart employment programme. Mr Vasta said the programme reached 1000 sign-ups nationally this week. The programme provides a valuable incentive to encourage and assist businesses take... Read more
04 March, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said businesses in the electorate can now apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the Abbott Government’s new $476 million Industry Skills Fund. “Businesses in Bonner wi... Read more
Review of Australia's Counter-Terrorism Machinery for a Safer Australia
23 February, 2015
The Government has released the Review of Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Machinery today. The Review found that Australia has entered a new, long-term era of heightened terrorism threat, with a much more significant ‘home grown’ element. It assesses that the terrorist threat in ... Read more
New Green Army Projects for Bonner
23 February, 2015
Two new Green Army projects are coming to Bonner following the announcement of successful projects for Round Two of the important environmental programme, Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said today. “I’m pleased to announce two new rehabilitation projects for the Iona Wetlands and ... Read more
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER
16 February, 2015
Earlier this week, the hostages of the Lindt café, as well as the families of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were welcomed to this Parliament. We acknowledged the atrocity that took place in Sydney’s CBD and we pledged to keep our country as safe and as secure as we humanly can. Both... Read more
MICAH DAMIEN VASTA
09 February, 2015
I am proud to announce that my second son, Micah Damien Vasta, was born at a healthy 8lbs 7oz, 53cm, on Saturday, 7 February, at 1.40pm. My wife Fang is doing well, and our son Zachary is overjoyed at the arrival of his new baby brother. We have received so many kind words from the community. ... Read more
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