Cheaper medicine for over 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is on the way for more than 500,000 patients from October 1, with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), in some cases saving over $100,000 per patient. Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia, and nausea associated with chemotherapy will now be…

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Backing our farmers in drought affected communities

Farmers and regional drought affected communities will have access to more support with the Coalition Government announcing it will provide more funding, cut red tape and increase services. A new support package will deliver nearly $100 million to drought-hit communities in response to the ongoing drought conditions. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said…

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Men’s Shed Life Week to combat loneliness

Men’s Shed is celebrating Shed Life Week at four locations across the Bonner electorate to encourage men from all walks of life to build and create together. With over a thousand locations across Australia, Men Shed aims to be a creative space to combat isolation and loneliness as well as reduce preventable mental health issues.…

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Making child care easier for Bonner families

The Morrison Government is cutting red tape to make it easier for families’ to use the Child Care Subsidy. In the December quarter, the Government provided $1.96 billion through the subsidy to assist more than 900,000 families access to child care. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the amended Child Care Package will improve…

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Locals encouraged to reap benefits of space program

Local businesses, students and families are being encouraged to “think big” and benefit from a renewed interest in space exploration and technology. The Morrison Government is positioning Australia for lift-off with a $150 million investment into businesses and new technologies that will support NASA on its inspirational campaign to return to the Moon and travel…

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One week left for schools to apply for project funding

Schools in Bonner have one week left to apply for funding through the Coalition Government’s Local School Community Fund to support small-scale projects. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said schools could apply for grants of up to $20,000 for school projects that benefit their students’ learning experience. “Projects could be anything from upgrading…

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Proud to support Bonner’s Local Sporting Champions

Local Sporting Champions continues to support more aspiring young sportspeople than ever before, with Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta encouraging families to apply for the next round of the popular grants program by 30 September 2019. The Morrison Government’s Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance to aspiring young athletes, coaches and officials between…

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Nominations open for 2020 Veterans’ Employment Awards

Local businesses can now nominate for the 2020 Prime Minister Veterans’ Employment Awards which highlights the contributions made by veterans in the civilian workforce and the businesses that support them. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the awards were a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate businesses of all sizes who employ or…

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