2019–20 BUDGET DELIVERS FOR BONNER

Queensland is set to benefit from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s record $100 billion infrastructure investment over 10 years with an additional $4 billion delivered in the 2019–20 Budget, bringing total infrastructure investment in the state to more than $25 billion from 2013–14. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the Government was getting…

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR ROYAL COMMISSION

Ross Vasta is encouraging people with disability, their families or carers, in Bonner, to have their say on draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Mr Vasta welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement today to begin an important public consultation process to shape the scope…

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GREATER RECOGNITION FOR VETS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN BONNER

NEW legislation introduced into Federal Parliament will provide better recognition of the unique nature of military service and further acknowledge the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families. The Government’s Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Bill 2019 will establish an Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant, and as part of a wider recognition…

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BONNER STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS SIMPSON PRIZE

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has congratulated a local student who was named a Queensland Winner in a prestigious national history competition that explored the Anzac spirit. Shanelle Van Der Merwe from Year 10 at Citipointe Christian College was one of eight young Australians awarded the Simpson Prize, which encourages participants to explore the…

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NEW DEDICATED MEDICARE ITEM FOR HEART HEALTH

The Liberal National Government will ensure that residents in Bonner at risk of heart disease receive timely and appropriate medical advice with the creation of a new Medicare item for heart health checks. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said from April 1 this year a new dedicated MBS item for heart health checks will support…

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NDIS PARTICIPANTS IN BONNER BENEFIT FROM REFORMS TO SPECIALIST DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION

Government reforms to increase Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) will improve choice and control for eligible National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants in Bonner. Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, jointly announced on 8 February immediate reforms to SDA Accommodation following…

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