$268 MILLION TO CONTINUE THE BATTLE AGAINST ALCOHOL & DRUG MISUSE

The Liberal National Government will provide $268 million to continue support for Australians battling alcohol and drug issues. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the funding over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 will be provided to regionally based Primary Health Networks (PHNs), providers of residential and non-residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation programs, alcohol and…

LABOR’S RECKLESS TARGETS TO HIT FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES IN BONNER

Modelling released today has confirmed that Labor’s reckless emissions reduction target will be a wrecking-ball through Bonner’s economy. The work, released by BAEconomics’s Managing Director Dr Brian Fisher, shows that Labor’s 45% Emissions Reduction Target and 50% Renewable Energy Target will: cost the economy $472 billion, slash more than 336,000 jobs, cut the average wage…

GREATER RECOGNITION FOR VETS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN BONNER

NEW legislation introduced into Federal Parliament will provide better recognition of the unique nature of military service and further acknowledge the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families. The Government’s Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Bill 2019 will establish an Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant, and as part of a wider recognition…

$12 MILLION TO BOOST IMMUNISATION FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT CHILDREN

The Liberal National Government will ensure 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents are vaccinated against the flu for free and additionally provide a $12 million to boost a national immunisation education campaign. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta welcomed the announcement and said seasonal influenza vaccines will be available at no cost through…

$26 MILLION FOR CHILDREN WITH HEART DISEASE

The Liberal National Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease, which affects more than 65,000 throughout Australia and including Bonner. Today, on international day for congenital heart disease, Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the Government will provide $20 million for medical research into congenital heart disease.…

MARINE PARKS GRANTS NOW OPEN!

The Morrison Government is further strengthening environmental protection of Australia’s marine parks with a $5 million fund to improve conservation and encourage sustainable fishing practices. Our Marine Park Grants build on the Coalition’s world-leading management plans implemented last year, which delivered new levels of protection for 3.2 million square kilometres of pristine marine areas. The…

FOSTERING INTEGRATION GRANTS: SUPPORTING SOCIAL COHESION IN THE COMMUNITY

Two local community organisations in Bonner have received a combined $68,700 funding boost to help migrants fully participate in the Australian community. The Fostering Integration Grants program provides up to $50,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help migrants better integrate into Australian life and support initiatives for social cohesion, such as promoting employment and community participation.…