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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NEW MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE TO SUPPORT TEENS IN BONNER

The Morrison Government will invest $52 million to protect Australian teenagers, including those in Bonner against meningococcal, with the launch of a new free national program for 14 to 19 year olds. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said over 1 million teenagers will receive the free meningococcal A, C, W and Y vaccine, over the…

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Older Australians Encouraged to Move it, not Lose it!

Older Australian’s are a vibrant part of our community. Now the Liberal and National Government is calling on sporting and community organisations to develop sporting programs targeted at the over 65s. The Move It Aus – Better Ageing grants program has been launched today by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie, enabling national sporting organisations, along…

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Investing in Bonner’s students

Ross Vasta has encouraged students, researchers and professionals in Bonner to apply for a share of up to $119 million in funding as part of the Morrison Government’s new Endeavour Leadership Program. Ross Vasta said applications for the program were now open. “The program offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for students in Bonner…

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Fostering Integration Grants to Help Migrants Succeed

Ross Vasta Federal Member for Bonner says not-for-profit organisations in the area can now apply for $5 million worth of grants to help migrants better integrate into Australian life. The Commonwealth Government’s Fostering Integration Grant Program will support the delivery of one-off projects and new or expanded initiatives that encourage economic and social participation of…

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Nominate a Mobile Phone Black Spot Today

The Coalition Government has re-opened the Mobile Black Spot Program’s Database of Reported Black Spot Locations for new nominations from state and local governments, and Federal Members of Parliament. Residents in Bonner are strongly encouraged to nominate mobile phone black spot locations in their area to help inform the rollout of the next round of…

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BACKING LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES TO INVEST

Small businesses in Bonner are set to benefit from additional opportunities to invest in their business and replace or upgrade their assets, with legislation to extend the $20,000 instant asset write-off passing the Parliament. The legislation delivers on the Coalition Government’s 2018-19 Budget announcement to extend the $20,000 write-off for a further 12 months to…

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