Christmas appeal attracting generous donations

The Ross Vasta Christmas Appeal for Stanthorpe has attracted generous community support, including from eight-year-old Charlotte Mews who recently donated $123 she raised though a bake sale. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said he was so proud of Charlotte who wanted to donate the money she raised through Moreton Bay Girl Guides to…

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Breast cancer MRI added to Medicare

Women with or suspected of having breast cancer will be able to claim Medicare benefits for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, from 1 November 2019. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said approximately 14,000 patients each year, predominantly women, wouldbenefit from these services. “The Morrison Government has added these new MRI services to the…

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New benefits for Veteran Card holders

Thousands of offers are now available to Veteran Card holders in Bonner from businesses across Australia, as part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Veteran Card provided the opportunity for businesses and organisations, big or small across the country to show their support and recognition of…

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Morrison Government delivering a safer Rochedale community

Redeemer Lutheran College has received a $128,000 grant through the Morrison Government’s $41.9 million Safer Communities Fund to install CCTV cameras. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the new CCTV cameras would help ensure a safer community for the Rochedale school. “The Safer Community Fund is a fantastic initiative to help enhance our…

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Ross Vasta Christmas appeal for Stanthorpe

The Ross Vasta Christmas Appeal officially launched today and has partnered with national online charity GIVIT to support the drought and bushfire affected community of Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Christmas Appeal for Stanthorpe encouraged locals in Bonner to donate and purchase much needed items and…

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Safer Baby Bundle to reduce stillbirths

Education and awareness packages designed to reduce rates of stillbirth, will soon be available for health professionals and pregnant women across Australia. The Safer Baby Bundle, developed principally by the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Stillbirth at the University of Queensland, will be provided to hospitals in selected areas. The national rollout of the…

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Language program for children in Bonner

Kindy’s in Bonner have the opportunity to learn another language thanks to the Morrison Government’s play-based Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program that teaches young Australians a foreign language. The $27.5 million ELLA program has already helped educate 110,000 children about foreign languages, across more than 3,500 preschools. ELLA is a digital, play-based program that…

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$1M to turn medical discoveries into clinical reality

Researchers and entrepreneurs can receive up to $ 1 million from the Morrison Government for breakthrough medical devices that improve patient care. The third round of funding from the Government’s $45 million BioMedTech (BMT) Horizons initiative, funded by our landmark Medical Research Future Fund, opened on 15 October. This round will direct funding to projects…

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