BONNER DEFENCE INDUSTRY BOOMING

The Liberal National Government’s record investment in Defence industry is driving world class technological advances to keep Australian troops safe and creating new jobs in South-East Brisbane. Bonner MP Ross Vasta and the Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Steven Ciobo recently visited Teledyne Technologies in Eight Mile Plains and BMD at the Port of…

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$33 MILLION TO BUST CONGESTION IN BRISBANE’S EAST

Bonner motorists will spend less time on the road, with the Morrison Government investing $18 million in local congestion busting infrastructure projects. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund would be put to work in the Bonner electorate, upgrading roads and fixing trouble spots in the area. “Better roads get us…

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INCREASING AND EXTENDING THE INSTANT ASSET WRITE OFF IN BONNER

The Liberal National Government continues to back small business by increasing the instant asset write-off threshold from $20,000 to $25,000, effective immediately, and extending the initiative for another year beyond its existing June 2019 end-date. The instant asset write-off will enable over small businesses in Bonner with an annual turnover of less than $10 million…

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MEDICINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS LISTED ON THE PBS

The Liberal National Government will make two new medicines for the treatment of the skin condition psoriasis more affordable for Bonner residents, saving patients up to $32,600 per year. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the medicine Tremfya® (Guselkumab) is being listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from February 1 for the treatment…

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HELP ON THE WAY FOR LUNG CANCER PATIENTS

Hundreds of families across Australia will save close to $90,000 each year from a $96 million investment our Government is making to ensure lung cancer medicine is affordable. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said help is on the way for around 400 patients diagnosed with lung cancer with our Government listing Tagrisso® (Osimertinib) on…

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STRENGTHENING BONNER MENTAL HEALTH AND JOB SECURITY

The Liberal National Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta welcomed the announcement, and said the funding will be provided through the Government’s innovative 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs). “PHN’s were…

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COALITION SUPPORTS BONNER RESIDENTS TO LIVE LONGER

Thousands of Bonner residents are being asked to take new online Life Checks, as the Liberal National Government continues rolling out its More Choices For A Longer Life measures, to support local people to live longer, better lives. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said Life Checks are about empowering people to make the best…

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TOURISM INDUSTRY IN BRISBANE CONTINUES TO BOOM

Brisbane continues to benefit from strong International traveller numbers, according to the latest International Visitor Survey data. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the latest results showed South East Queensland and Brisbane continued to be a major tourist hotspot for International travellers. “In the year to September 2018 we’ve seen an additional 1.3m visitors flock…

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GOV’T INVESTING IN GREATER ACCESS TO INFORMATION FOR BONNER RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Liberal-National Government has announced up to $315,000 in grant funding to make conferences more accessible for people with disability. The National Disability Conference Initiative grants assist eligible conference organisers to include people with disability at nationally-focused, disability-related conferences in Australia. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the grant funding will help to assist…

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