$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.…

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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…

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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.…

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CITY DEAL FOR SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND

The Morrison Government has committed to working with the Queensland Government and local councils in South East Queensland to develop a City Deal for the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Federal Government was already delivering billions of dollars of funding for congestion busting roads and rail projects and this new deal would help…

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LOWER ELECTRICITY PRICES IN 2019

Morrison Government pressure on the big energy companies has seen half a million Australian families and small businesses get an automatic discount of up to 15 per cent on their energy bill. For too long the big energy companies have focused on their massive profits and not on their customers. The Morrison Government has demanded…

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$26 MILLION FOR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents in Bonner and around the nation with a $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program. Member for Bonner said the impending birth and arrival of a baby—the perinatal period—brings incredible joy as well as new challenges and…

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LOCALS HAVE THEIR SAY ON LABOR’S RETIREE TAX

More than 5,500 vulnerable retirees in Bonner will be worse off financially as a result of Labor’s proposed retiree tax. Recently a large number of locals attended the Economics standing committee hearing into the implications of removing refundable franking credits in Eight Mile Plains and explained the hardship they are likely to face as a…

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PM’S SCIENCE PRIZE

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PM’S SCIENCE PRIZE The quest to find Australia’s top scientists, innovators and science teachers is on again with nominations opening for this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. From pure research to innovative commercial applications to teaching excellence, the prizes recognise our best and brightest. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has encouraged…

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