Bonner students awarded top prize

Ross Vasta would like to congratulate students from Holland Park State High School, Iona College and Moreton Bay College who have been awarded one of the nation’s top prizes for Year 12 students undertaking Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS).   The following students are among 500 students to receive the Australian Vocational Student…

Defence Equipment for Public Display

There has been some general interest expressed by Returned and Services Leagues  (RSLs) and other community and heritage organisations seeking surplus Defence Equipment for public display. Therefore, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence has advised of the Department of Defence’s disposal process pertaining to equipment with historical significance.   During the disposal planning…

Applications open for largest-ever investment in long day care professional development

Long day care services in Bonner can apply to share in the largest-ever investment in the professional development of their educators. Ross Vasta announced the opening of applications for the Abbott Government’s $200 million Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPDP). Mr Vasta said all long day care services were eligible to apply, with additional…

Government moves forward on $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme

The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitment to invest $100 million in telecommunications infrastructure to improve mobile coverage in outer metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.   Inadequate mobile phone coverage remains a significant issue for Australians living, working and travelling in regional and remote areas of the country.   “The Abbott government understands the…

SUPPORTING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN BONNER

Bonner will benefit from the Abbott Government’s commitment to build the infrastructure of the 21st Century with more than $70 million for local projects announced in the 2014-15 Budget. This is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to invest a record $13.4 billion in productivity-enhancing infrastructure in Queensland which will create thousands of jobs,…

REFORM AND ACTION ON INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION

The Commonwealth Government is committed to adoption reform to enable more people to find families.     A new report has identified significant barriers facing Australian families wanting to adopt from overseas. Inconsistent rules, costs and the lengthy wait to adopt currently deter many people from even starting the adoption process.   The COAG agreed to…