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…

APPLY NOW FOR SPORTING SCHOOLS FUNDING GRANTS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said sporting opportunities for children were set to expand now that local Bonner primary schools could apply for funding through the Abbott Government’s $100 million Sporting Schools programme. Mr Vasta said the before, during and after school hours sporting programme is designed to deliver sports for local schools’…

PBS

For those interested in the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement: the Government continues to work with all stakeholders in the medicines supply chain as part of its negotiations to finalise the 6CPA and Sustainability of the PBS package. Our goal is to maintain access to medicines for Australian patients in a timely manner. The PBS continues…

$254 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

Today the Commonwealth Government announced the projects to gain funding under its $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme. The Commonwealth contribution to the Programme is accompanied by over $200 million in investment by Australian manufacturers. Nineteen businesses will receive between $1 million and $5 million to improve their competitiveness by investing in new capital equipment and…

BONNER VETERANS TO RECEIVE IMPROVED SUPPORT

The 2015-16 Budget has confirmed that pensions for veterans and their families will continue to increase by the greater measure out of CPI, Male Total Average Weekly Earnings or the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the Abbott Government recognised the significant contribution and sacrifice veterans and their…