Ross Vasta MP

Federal Member for Bonner

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18 June, 2018
I had a great experience recently connecting a local not-for-profit with local business, all for a great cause. Makeables Tingalpa, which is part of Multicap, is a not-for-profit disability employer. Since 1991, Makeables has provided employment, ... Read more
31 May, 2018
Today I’d like to thank everyone who’s put in a nomination for my Bonner Volunteer Awards. These Awards recognise individuals and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer qualities. They shine a light on people who’ve mad... Read more
31 May, 2018
The NBN, as we know, is one of the single largest infrastructure rollouts seen in our nation's history. A rollout of the scale understandably takes time, and the Turnbull government is delivering better broadband across Australia in the fastest and m... Read more
31 May, 2018
It’s Queensland Small Business Week! I enjoy celebrating the achievements of small businesses in Bonner. Coming from a small business background myself, I also enjoy helping local small businesses grow and stay competitive. Today I want to t... Read more
21 May, 2018
It's National Volunteer Week, and another good opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution our volunteers make to our community. Last year, I had the opportunity to do just that with the first annual Bonner Volunteer Awards. There were m... Read more
21 May, 2018
This is fantastic news for locals in my electorate. My Queensland LNP colleagues and I have been fighting hard for this funding. People have been telling us just how bad congestion is on the M1 and how dangerous it can be on their daily commute. I've... Read more
08 May, 2018
The intersection of Newnham Road and Wecker Road in Mount Gravatt East is notorious. It has recently been named by RACQ as the worst intersection in Brisbane for serious crashes and casualties, and ranks fifth-worst in Queensland. I've lost count ... Read more
26 March, 2018
The countdown is on to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the largest sporting event to be held in Australia in a decade.  As we all know, my government has helped to make these games a reality investing $154-million in 2013-14 to fund p... Read more
26 February, 2018
Last week I spoke here on a much-needed infrastructure upgrade in my electorate, the dangerous Lindum Station Crossing intersection which I’m currently running a petition to fix. For years residents have called for a solution all while it&rsquo... Read more
26 February, 2018
The Small Business Expo has had a great run on the Gold Coast and in Logan over the last six years. Now for the first time the Expo will be coming to Brisbane on Friday, May 4th, and I’m thrilled to say the organisers have chosen the Hibiscus S... Read more
26 February, 2018
Today isn't the first time I've mentioned Red Frogs here, and it certainly won't be the last. No, I'm not talking about my alleged chamber lolly stash! Last Thursday, I was delighted to have the Red Frogs founder, Andy Gourley, join me for another st... Read more
12 February, 2018
I’m happy to report the first Bonner Seniors’ Expo I hosted late last year was a huge success! So many people have told me how much they enjoyed the Expo and how much useful information they got out of it. Over 300 locals from across my e... Read more
05 February, 2018
Just recently a young Manly West local, Nichola, wrote to me with a very upsetting story. She was out for a run on the local foreshore when she came across a dead hawksbill sea turtle. The turtle had died after eating a plastic bag. This is a common ... Read more
26 October, 2017
I want to talk about an issue that’s particularly important as the Christmas holidays draw near, with some families doing it especially tough, and that’s food wastage. Can I first say I’m proud to have once again partnered with F... Read more
23 October, 2017
I wanted to share an exciting event coming up in my electorate. Next month I’m going to be holding the very first Bonner Seniors’ Expo at Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre. It’ll be on from 10am to 4pm on the 22nd of November, and what a ... Read more
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