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APPLY NOW FOR SPORTING SCHOOLS FUNDING GRANTS
29 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said sporting opportunities for children were set to expand now that local Bonner primary schools could apply for funding through the Abbott Government’s $100 million Sporting Schools programme. Mr Vasta said the before, during and after school hou... Read more
6th Community Pharmacy Agreement
27 May, 2015
For those interested in the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement: the Government continues to work with all stakeholders in the medicines supply chain as part of its negotiations to finalise the 6CPA and Sustainability of the PBS package. Our goal is to maintain access to medicines for Australian patien... Read more
ROUND TWO APPLICATIONS FOR STRONGER REGIONS NOW OPEN
21 May, 2015
Councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations in the electorate of Bonner will now be able to apply for funding of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital infrastructure projects under Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encoura... Read more
$254 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING
20 May, 2015
Today the Commonwealth Government announced the projects to gain funding under its $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme. The Commonwealth contribution to the Programme is accompanied by over $200 million in investment by Australian manufacturers. Nineteen businesses will receive between ... Read more
BUDGET DELIVERS BONNER SCHOOLS RECORD LEVELS OF FUNDING
19 May, 2015
Bonner students are set to benefit greatly from the 2015 Budget, which delivers a record $15.7 billion in 2015-16 for all schools across Australia, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. This is part of more than $69.5 billion in funding over the forward estimates for all Australian gove... Read more
$400 MILLION SUPPORT PACKAGE TO HELP DROUGHT STRICKEN COMMUNITIES
18 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has welcomed a further Budget boost to communities hit by the drought, taking the total value of measures available in this year’s Budget to more than $400 million. In addition to the $333 million announced at the weekend, the Commonwealth will provide ... Read more
18 May, 2015
The 2015-16 Budget has confirmed that pensions for veterans and their families will continue to increase by the greater measure out of CPI, Male Total Average Weekly Earnings or the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index. Federal Member for Bon... Read more
2015 BUDGET TO SUPPORT NDIS ROLL-OUT, DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AND CARERS
14 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has welcomed measures in the 2015-16 Budget that will deliver support for the full roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), improve employment services for people with disability and increase assistance for Australia’s 2.7 million carer... Read more
SUPPORTING GREATER CHOICE FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS IN BONNER
14 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said the Government is improving aged care in Australia to reduce regulation and allow home care funding to follow the individual to provide greater choice over their future. Mr Vasta said the Government is investing $73.7 million over four years to impro... Read more
COALITION GOVERNMENT TO MAKE AGED PENSIONS FAIRER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE
14 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has welcomed new changes announced in the 2015-16 Budget that will make the age pension fairer and more sustainable. The changes mean:   More than 170,000 pensioners with modest assets will have their pensions increased by an average of $30 p... Read more
STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME A BOOST FOR BONNER
14 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said the Bonner electorate had received a significant boost in the 2015-16 Budget with the Coalition Government’s new Stronger Communities Programme. "Stronger Communities will provide $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects in loc... Read more
GROWING JOBS AND SMALL BUSINESS PACKAGE TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES IN BONNER
13 May, 2015
 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said the new $5.5 billion Growing Jobs and Small Business package will help small businesses in Bonner invest more, grow more, and employ more. “This package will help employers in Bonner to create jobs and assist Australia’s unemployed... Read more
HELPING YOUNG AUSTRALIANS IN BONNER INTO WORK
13 May, 2015
Young job seekers in Bonner will have new opportunities to secure a job as a result of the Coalition Government’s Growing Jobs and Small Business package announced in the 2015 Budget, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. Mr Vasta said young Australians need the right assistance a... Read more
CHILD CARE SAFETY NET OFFERS INCREASED SUPPORT FOR BONNER FAMILIES
13 May, 2015
Bonner families will benefit from the Abbott Government’s new Child Care Safety Net, which will provide more support for disadvantaged or vulnerable children to access early childhood learning and child care, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. “As a part of the Abbott Gov... Read more
JOBS FOR FAMILIES PACKAGE DELIVERS CHOICE FOR BONNER FAMILIES
13 May, 2015
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said the 2015 Budget delivers a $4.4 billion Jobs for Families package to give parents more choice and opportunity to work. "The 2015 Budget delivers on the Government’s commitment to support families by making child care simpler, more affordable... Read more
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