SPORTING SCHOOLS KICKS OFF ACROSS AUSTRALIA

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today announced that 20 local schools in the Bonner electorate had signed up to be a part of Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s $100 million initiative aimed to improve children’s’ health through getting more primary school age students across Australia involved in physical activity. Mr Vasta said Sporting Schools…

NEW COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOOD LABELS IN BONNER

Consumers in Bonner and across Australia will soon benefit from clearer, simpler information about where products come from. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said new country of origin food labels will begin to appear on supermarket shelves later this year. “It is important to ensure consumers have the information they need to make informed…

FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL BONNER VETERANS

Manly-Lota RSL in Bonner today welcomed Government funding that will assist them in continuing their important work providing support to the local veteran community. The funding was part of the Australian Government’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants programme, which helps ex-service organisations (ESOs) across Australia provide essential advice, advocacy and welfare services…

UPGRADED MEN’S SHED OPENS IN MT GRAVATT

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta joined the local community on the weekend for the opening of the Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed Extension, a jointly funded project between the Australian Government and the Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed. “The project will provide a venue for the residents of Mt Gravatt and neighbouring regions to come together…

Bonner Small Business Breakthrough

19 June 2015 Small businesses throughout Bonner are set to receive a boost with some crucial budget measures passing through the Senate on Monday night. Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta encouraged businesses to take a good look at how they can benefit from these exciting support measures. “These are two of the really exciting and…

PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS SCHEME TO BE REFORMED

Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today welcomed the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Access and Sustainability Package of reforms following months of constructive consultations and robust negotiations across the entire pharmaceutical supply chain, including consumers, pharmacists, medicines manufacturers, wholesalers and doctors. Mr Vasta said the Abbott Government had put together a reform package that struck…

GAME CHANGING DAY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN BONNER

The Government’s 2015 Budget is a historic, unprecedented game changer for the hard working women and men of Bonner. Our Growing Jobs and Small Business package is the biggest economic recognition of the sector in Australia’s history. Yesterday Small Business Minister Bruce Billson introduced the first tranche of legislation to deliver that package. The Government…