Funding to boost plastic recycling

The Morrison Government has invested $20 million as part of round 8 of the Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-Ps) to help businesses reduce their plastic waste, boost recycling initiatives and build a sustainable environment through job creating projects. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said these projects are driving Australia’s waste-recycling industry forward. “There…

Back to school immunisations

Parents are being reminded to double check their child’s immunisation schedule is up-to-date as the school year commences for 2020. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said it was easy for parents to forget in the chaos of the New Year but it was important to protect their children. “Many childcare providers and schools…

Construction ramps up on Brisbane Metro

The turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro public transport system has notched up another milestone with early works starting in South Brisbane. Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the Brisbane Metro would get commuters home considerably quicker, with frequent peak hour services to be provided once the project is completed. “New high-frequency services will…

Welfare dependency in Australia continues to fall

The proportion of working-age Australians receiving welfare benefits has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Department of Social Services analysis of recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics population data showed 13.5 per cent of the working-age population was receiving working‑age income support payments at…

Safer Internet Forum for Seniors

February 11 is Safer Internet Day and to mark the occasion, Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP is hosting a Safer Internet Forum for Seniors to help educate older Australians on safely using the internet and avoiding scams. Mr Vasta said the forum would empower older residents in his electorate to feel confident when…

Suicide prevention and mental health package signals once in a generation reforms

The Morrison Government has invested $64 million into suicide prevention and mental health initiatives in response to advice from the National Suicide Prevention Adviser Christine Morgan. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the government’s action had changed the nation’s response as a whole on preventing suicide. “Sadly, 3046 Australians have lost their lives…