Tingalpa Kindy Celebrates 50 years

50 years since first opening its doors, Tingalpa Kindergarten continues to provide first class care to the children of Bonner. Federal Member Ross Vasta attended the recent 50 year celebrations and said the stories of past and present students were testament to the amazing dedication of the staff at Tingalpa Kindy. “A lot has changed…

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$80 million investment in eye medication

The Morrison Government will invest $80 million in eye medications through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping those living in Bonner improve and preserve their vision. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said from 1 November 2018, patients will get new subsidised treatment options for a range of eye conditions. The medication Ozurdex® is being listed…

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Australia’s child immunisation rates at record levels

The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said new data for the September 2018 quarter reveals the nation-wide immunisation rates for five year olds was…

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Celebrating Bonner’s hardworking teachers

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has encouraged local students and schools to acknowledge the hard work of its teachers and celebrate World Teachers’ Day. Mr Vasta said teachers and school leaders played a critical role in the lives of our kids. “Everyone can remember the teachers who had the biggest impact on their own…

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LOWER POWER PRICES COMING FOR BONNER

Families and small businesses in Bonner will benefit from big savings under the Morrison Government’s new plan for affordable and reliable energy. The Morrison Government will: • Stop the price gouging by the big energy companies by banning sneaky late payment penalties, requiring them to pass on savings in wholesale prices to customers, strengthening the…

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New hospital data confirms record federal hospital funding for Brisbane

Independent figures released this week reveals that the Queensland Government is cutting funding to local hospitals in the Metro South Hospital and Health Service. The figures from independent National Health Funding Body shows Queensland State Government funding decreased by $39.2million, from $1.08billion in 2016-17 to $1.04billion in 2017-18. At the same time the data shows that the…

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COMMEMORATING REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018

On Sunday, 11 November 2018, Australia will mark a significant milestone in its military history, commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. From a population of around 4.5 million, some 416,000 enlisted for service in the Great War, of whom more than 60,000 would never return. Minister…

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SUPPORT FOR HEADSPACE BOOSTS YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH IN BONNER

Mental health care for young Australians is set for a $51.8 million funding boost. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the Government’s extra investment in the national network of headspace centres and the digital portal, eheadspace, means young people will have access to around 14,000 additional services nationally, shorter wait times and extra clinical staff.…

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GET ONLINE WEEK!

Ross Vasta Member for Bonner is calling on people in Bonner to try one new thing online during Get Online Week. Ross Vasta said local organisations across the country will hold events from 15 – 21 October to help people get online. “I encourage anyone in Bonner who wants to learn something new online to…

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