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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
Prime Minister- Address to the National Press Club
03 February, 2015
Over the summer, I’ve been talking to hundreds of Australians from all walks of life – in the street, on the beach, in cafes, even at the pub; and I’ve been talking with my colleagues. As every Australian agrees, to live here is to have won the lottery of life – because we a... Read more
Applications Open for New $476 Million Skills Fund
20 January, 2015
The benefits of a new $476 million Industry Skills Fund will be felt across Bonner, with Australian businesses now able to apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce. “The fund will provide up to 200,000 training places and skills advice for businesses over the next four years, ... Read more
Green Army work underway in Bonner
12 January, 2015
Young people involved in the Habitat Improvement and Connectivity rehabilitation project in Mansfield have commenced on-ground works as part of the Australian Government’s Green Army, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today. Speaking from the project site, Mr Vasta said the Green Ar... Read more
Christmas Message from Ross
19 December, 2014
I would like to wish you all a very happy and joyful Christmas this year. In this season of giving, it is important to reflect on our good fortune as Australians that we are able to enjoy the holidays with our loved ones in relative peace and prosperity. We must also keep in our thoughts those les... Read more
COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS UNDERWAY TO FIX MOBILE BLACK SPOTS IN BONNER
16 December, 2014
Mobile black spots in Bonner will be eligible for funding proposals under the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today. The programme today reached a key milestone with the start of the formal competitive selection process... Read more
DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR BRISBANE SEVERE STORMS - NOVEMBER 27
15 December, 2014
The Hon Michael Keenan MP Minister for Justice The Hon Jack Dempsey MP Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey today announced that di... Read more
New Legislation to Protect Children Against Cyberbullying
10 December, 2014
In a big step towards Australian children being better protected against cyberbullying when they go online, the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 has been introduced in the Commonwealth Parliament, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today. “Parents, schools, teachers and... Read more
Prime Minister's Joint Press Release: A Strong and Sustainable Medicare
10 December, 2014
The $7 Medicare co-payment measure announced in the 2014-15 Budget will no longer proceed. The Government will instead implement a package of measures that will strengthen Medicare and help make it sustainable, ensuring Australians will continue to have access to affordable, world-class health ca... Read more
Work begins on Commonwealth Games Velodrome
09 December, 2014
Work has begun on the Queensland State Velodrome Project – one of the centrepieces for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The Member for Bonner Ross Vasta represented the Minister for Sport Peter Dutton at a sod turning ceremony for the project at Chandler in Brisbane today. The Austral... Read more
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