Ross Vasta Christmas appeal for Stanthorpe

The Ross Vasta Christmas Appeal officially launched today and has partnered with national online charity GIVIT to support the drought and bushfire affected community of Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Christmas Appeal for Stanthorpe encouraged locals in Bonner to donate and purchase much needed items and…

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Safer Baby Bundle to reduce stillbirths

Education and awareness packages designed to reduce rates of stillbirth, will soon be available for health professionals and pregnant women across Australia. The Safer Baby Bundle, developed principally by the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Stillbirth at the University of Queensland, will be provided to hospitals in selected areas. The national rollout of the…

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Language program for children in Bonner

Kindy’s in Bonner have the opportunity to learn another language thanks to the Morrison Government’s play-based Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program that teaches young Australians a foreign language. The $27.5 million ELLA program has already helped educate 110,000 children about foreign languages, across more than 3,500 preschools. ELLA is a digital, play-based program that…

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$1M to turn medical discoveries into clinical reality

Researchers and entrepreneurs can receive up to $ 1 million from the Morrison Government for breakthrough medical devices that improve patient care. The third round of funding from the Government’s $45 million BioMedTech (BMT) Horizons initiative, funded by our landmark Medical Research Future Fund, opened on 15 October. This round will direct funding to projects…

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Congestion busting road projects to get underway

Work will start on upgrading three vital congestion busting road projects in Bonner following an agreement landed between the Morrison Government and Brisbane City Council. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said nine Urban Congestion Fund projects across Brisbane in total would commence construction within the next 12 to 24 months. “This includes the…

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Integration grants to help build stronger, more cohesive communities

Multicultural groups and not-for-profit organisations in Bonner are encouraged to apply for the Fostering Integration Grant Program, with applications now open. The Morrison Government is providing $2.3 million for community organisations to support the integration of migrants into Australian social, economic and civil life. Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrants Services and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman…

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Bonner Senior’s Expo bigger and better than ever

The third annual Bonner Senior’s Expo is set to bigger and better than ever with exhibit spaces now completely booked out and hundreds of local seniors expected to attend. The free Senior’s Expo is on Thursday, October 31 and will include over 50 stallholders from government services and community organisations right through to legal aid…

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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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