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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MORE CHOICE FOR PARENTS IN BONNER

Ross Vasta the Member for Bonner said the Federal Government had guaranteed choice in education for local parents through its agreement with the Catholic and Independent school sectors. Mr Vasta said there were 45 Catholic and Independent schools located within Bonner and this funding agreement has guaranteed that parents will continue to have a choice…

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CHANCE FOR LOCAL FIRMS TO FORGE ASIA PACIFIC LINKS

New Federal Government grants are available to help Australian researchers and businesses work with counterparts in the Asia Pacific to make a difference in the region, Ross Vasta Member for Bonner said today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews launched the second round of the Regional Collaborations Programme in Singapore, which will provide…

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COALITION DELIVERS ON PROMISE OF STRONG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

The Liberal-National Government’s economic plan and responsible budget management has seen the Final Budget Outcome for the 2017-18 financial year record an underlying cash deficit $19.3 billion better than estimated at the time of the 2017-18 Budget. At $10.1 billion, just 0.6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), the underlying cash deficit is the…

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BONNER SERVICES INVITED TO SHARE IN $40M AGED CARE BOOST

Bonner aged care services are being invited to share in $40 million now available to improve their operations, for the benefit of local seniors. Federal Member Ross Vasta said aged care providers could apply for one-off grants of up to $500,000 to undertake infrastructure extensions. “Whether it’s improving accessibility, extending a kitchen or carrying out…

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