Funding available for local environment projects

The Morrison Government is investing more than $22 million in a new program to support local environmental projects, giving communities in Bonner new opportunities to protect and care for our natural environment. Under the government’s Communities Environment Program, each electorate will be provided with up to $150,000 to fund up to 20 local projects, with grants…

Schools celebrate National Science Week

‘Destination Moon’ is the theme of this year’s National Science Week and the students at Wynnum West State School were getting into the spirit with their creative moonscape maze. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP visited the school on Monday where year five students were using iPads to drive sphero robots around a moonscape…

Bonner Blanket Drive a success

The generosity of the community resulted in more than 30 blankets being donated to Rosie’s and Mt Gravatt Community Centre as part of the Bonner Blanket Drive during Homelessness Week. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP and Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services Luke Howarth MP visited a number of community organisations…

Grant awarded to ‘Forwrd’ thinking entrepreneurs

Bonner company Forwrd Pty Ltd headed up by local entrepreneurs Luke Fletcher and Mark Hansen have received a $603,000 grant under the Morrison Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Accelerating Commercialisation. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Entrepreneurs’ Programme was a flagship program aimed at supporting business growth, innovation and commercialisation. “This grant will…

Committee questions Question Time

Can question time in the House of Representatives be improved? What can we learn from other parliaments? These questions and more will be considered by the House Procedure Committee and the Australian public is being invited to have its say. Chair of the committee Mr Ross Vasta said the committee had agreed to adopt the…

Extra Funds Secured for Bonner Schools

The Morrison Government will deliver up to $200,000 to local schools in Bonner through a new $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta says money is available for local schools to fund projects that benefit students and the school community. “All 42 schools in Bonner will be eligible to apply for…

AUSTRALIAN FRIENDSHIP GRANTS NOW OPEN

Round Two of Australian Aid Friendship Grants are now open for charities, local government groups and organisations. Since starting last year, this three-year program has allocated $10 million to strengthen our relationships between our not-for-profit organisations and our neighbours in the Indo-Pacific region. Eligible non-profit organisations can apply for a one-off grant from $30,000 right…

DEMENTIA FUNDING WELL SPENT IN QLD

The $185 million Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care 10 year mission funded through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has been well invested according to Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta during a recent to visit the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland. Announced by the Liberal-National Government last year, The Clem Jones…