Government invests $50.6 million to back our athletes

The Morrison Government is backing high performing athletes by investing $50.6 million over the next two years to ensure Australia remains a world-leading sporting nation. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said there had never been a more important time to ensure talented athletes and coaches were supported as they worked towards their ultimate…

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Extending the Instant Asset Write-Off for Bonner businesses

The Morrison Government continues to back small business with the announcement it will extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off for six months to December 31, 2020. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said this meant businesses with annual turnover of less than $500 million would be able to take advantage of the extended timeframe…

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HomeBuilder program to boost construction industry

The Morrison Government is supporting jobs in the residential construction sector with the introduction of the new HomeBuilder program. From today until December 31 2020, HomeBuilder will provide all eligible owner-occupiers (not just first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. Construction must be…

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Public hearings into Question Time inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure is holding a public hearing as part of its inquiry examining the practice and procedure relating to question time in the House. Chair of the committee Mr Ross Vasta said the Committee would hold a public hearing by teleconference tomorrow, 4 June. “This is the first of…

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First Home Loan Deposit Scheme’s successful first year

Australian first home buyers have now reserved all of this financial year’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme guarantees. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said this was a major milestone for the Scheme which was a key election commitment of the Morrison Government to help Australians get into their first home sooner. “Saving a…

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Join the Aussie-made club

In an effort to help the national economic recovery, a new ad campaign has been launched to encourage Australians to support Australian Made products by joining the ‘Aussie-made Club.’ Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said buying Australian-made products whenever possible was a practical way to back local producers and manufacturers. “The best way…

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Supporting senior Australians to stay connected

The Morrison Government is supporting senior Australians through two new initiatives to prevent loneliness and social isolation under a $6 million communications package. The Be Connected program will provide digital devices and support to older residents to help them connect with friends and family during the coronavirus pandemic, while also helping to boost IT skills.…

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Funding boost for endometriosis research

The Morrison Government is continuing its support for women and girls with endometriosis by investing over $9.5 million into five innovative research projects as part of its Medical Research Future Fund’s Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative. Endometriosis is a common yet frequently under-recognised chronic disease affecting one in every ten Australian women with…

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Return to Sport Toolkit launched

Sports Australia has developed a Return to Sport Toolkit to provide community sporting clubs and associations with a clear path to competition as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the suite of practical resources, provided by Sport Australia, focused on giving grassroots organisations a road map for the safe return…

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