COMMEMORATING REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018

On Sunday, 11 November 2018, Australia will mark a significant milestone in its military history, commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. From a population of around 4.5 million, some 416,000 enlisted for service in the Great War, of whom more than 60,000 would never return. Minister…

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SUPPORT FOR HEADSPACE BOOSTS YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH IN BONNER

Mental health care for young Australians is set for a $51.8 million funding boost. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the Government’s extra investment in the national network of headspace centres and the digital portal, eheadspace, means young people will have access to around 14,000 additional services nationally, shorter wait times and extra clinical staff.…

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GET ONLINE WEEK!

Ross Vasta Member for Bonner is calling on people in Bonner to try one new thing online during Get Online Week. Ross Vasta said local organisations across the country will hold events from 15 – 21 October to help people get online. “I encourage anyone in Bonner who wants to learn something new online to…

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Mt Gravatt Karate Kids Revved Up for New Dojo

It’s not long now until karate enthusiasts in Mt Gravatt will have a brand new facility. Thanks to an investment of $185,000 from Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta and the Coalition Government the Australian Academy of Martial Arts Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Club (AAMA) has confirmed work on the project is due to begin by the…

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Queensland encouraged to support Carers Week 2018

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta is encouraging Australians to acknowledge the enormous contribution of Australia’s carers this week. National Carers Week provides an opportunity to highlight the invaluable work of Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers to our families, communities and the nation. “One in eight Australians care for a family member or friend who…

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SCIENCE WEEK BRINGS BRIGHT IDEAS AND EVENTS TO BONNER

Bonner science and technology groups are invited to submit creative ideas, exciting events and innovative projects for National Science Week 2019. Ross Vasta said the Coalition Government is again offering National Science Week grants of between $2,000 and $20,000 to support a range of science engagement events and activities held across the country. “Individuals, community…

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MORE SUPPORT FOR FARMERS & SMALL BUSINESSES IN DROUGHT

A newly established Drought Finance Taskforce will leverage resources and share insights on ways in which the Government and banks could further support farmers and small businesses in Australia. “The Liberal-National Government continues to prioritise drought-affected regional and rural communities including those in Queensland as demonstrated by the expansion of the $1.8 billion Drought Assistance…

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SPINAL ARTHRITIS PATIENTS IN BONNER TO BENEFIT FROM NEW MEDICINE ADDED TO PBS

The Morrison Government will make a medication for severe inflammatory spinal arthritis more affordable for Bonner patients when it is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients more than $15,000 a year. Almost 4,000 patients across Australia who are suffering from active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis will benefit when Simponi® (Golimumab) becomes available on…

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