$100 MILLION INVESTMENT IN NEW PBS LISTINGS TO FIGHT CANCER

Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has today welcomed the Liberal National Government’s $100 million announcement that Australians fighting cancer will soon benefit when five new cancer listings are made available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Mr Vasta said, “From December 1, eligible patients throughout the region with certain forms of leukaemia, advanced tumours of…

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PETITION FOR WYNNUM CENTRAL COMMUNITY GARDEN

Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has praised the initiative of Wynnum locals to establish a community garden in the green space near the Woolworths shopping centre on Florence Street. Mr Vasta said he had been approached by local business owners, Charlene Lestley from Crystal Rose Gallery and Cherie Attias from Reel Cutz for Men, with…

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CITIPOINTE MARKS ARMISTICE DAY WITH NEW MEMORIAL

Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has welcomed the opening of a new memorial at Citipointe Christian College commemorating the Centenary of the First World War Armistice. “It is an honour to attend their Centenary Memorial Ceremony and Opening today and see the school and the community mark Armistice Day,” Mr Vasta said. “I was pleased…

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OVER 300 LOCALS ATTEND BONNER SENIORS’ EXPO 2018

The second annual Bonner Seniors’ Expo hosted by Member for Bonner Ross Vasta attracted 320 locals from across the electorate today. The free Seniors’ Expo included 50 stallholders representing a range of government departments, community organisations, businesses and local services available to seniors. There were also information sessions held throughout the day from Queensland Rail,…

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GRAND OPENING OF SILKY OAKS COMMUNITY HUB

Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has welcomed the opening of the new community hub space at the Silky Oaks Children’s Haven in Manly West. Mr Vasta said Silky Oaks had converted the space into a multi-purpose care facility that would offer locals in need temporary accommodation, shower facilities, food hampers and more. “I was pleased…

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MAKER PROJECTS GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE

Bonner schools and community organisations that encourage practical skills, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking can apply for a grant between $2,000 and $20,000 from the Coalition Government. Applications for the Coalition Government’s Maker Projects grants will open on Thursday 8 November. “The Coalition is providing $1 million in grants through the Maker Projects program, supporting the…

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BONNER BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM COALITION ENERGY PLAN

Local bayside businesses spoke first hand with the Minister for Energy Angus Taylor and Federal MP for Bonner Ross Vasta today about the coalition’s recently introduced energy policy. Minister for Energy Angus Taylor said for too long people have been paying through the nose for their electricity, so the Government is taking strong action to…

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Round 4 of Local Drug Action Teams now open

Local organisations are urged to apply for funding to put more Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) on the ground to tackle ice and other drug issues in our communities. Round four of the LDAT program has now opened and interested community organisations have until the 7th of December to get their funding applications in. Federal…

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