Local businesses support disaster struck communities

Local businesses in Bonner are rallying behind drought affected communities in Queensland as they begin to recover from devastating droughts and bushfires. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said he was proud of the people in his electorate for rising up and helping Australians doing it tough. “The spirit of mateship has really shone…

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New breast cancer drug added to PBS

Australians living with advanced breast cancer now have access to life-saving medicine thanks to the Morrison Government’s listing of Verzenio® (abemaciclib) to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the new drug would treat non-premenopausal patients with advanced hormone receptor positive human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative breast…

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Important changes to improve the quality of aged care

The quality of Australia’s aged care sector has been significantly strengthened following new reforms introduced by the Morrison Government. Older Australians will now have access to an aged care system with vastly improved compliance and quality following a bolstering of the functions of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. The additional functions and responsibilities…

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Don’t forget to have your say on Lindum Crossing

Don’t forget to have your say on the Lindum Station Precinct Study with community consultation closing Friday, February 28. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said information from the community would help shape the plans to provide a safe crossing, improve traffic flow and protect the rail corridor. “Already we’ve seen hundreds of residents…

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Website reduces bill shock for medical patients

The Morrison Government has taken action to reduce ‘bill shock’ for medical patients through the development of the Medical Cost Finder website. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the website helped patients make the best decisions for their health and their pockets. “Knowing in advance about the typical costs for a medical procedure,…

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Make registering your New Year’s resolution

Families are being urged to make a New Year’s resolution that counts this year and register to be an organ and tissue donor. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said with 1,500 Australians currently on a transplant list and a further 11,000 on dialysis, registration is simple and could save a life. “You only…

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Guaranteed loan for first home buyers

First home buyers will now be able to apply for a guaranteed loan as part of the Morrison Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Scheme provided a guarantee to allow eligible first home buyers to purchase a modest home with a deposit of as little as…

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Construction ramps up on Brisbane Metro

Construction is ramping up on the state-of-the-art Brisbane Metro depot to house the fleet of fully-electric vehicles. It is a major milestone for the $944 million Metro project with 165 direct jobs expected to be created during the construction phase. Brisbane Metro will provide services every three minutes in peak periods, reducing travel times by…

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Volunteer grants now open in Bonner

Volunteers are the lifeblood of local communities and to further support the work they do local community groups can apply now for a Morrison Government Volunteer Grant. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said $66,000 in funding was available for his electorate and he encouraged eligible community groups to apply. “Volunteering adds social and…

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Suns safe these holidays

Christmas isn’t complete without enjoying the great outdoors so sun safety is a must this holiday season to avoid a nasty burn and reduce your risk of sun cancers. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said with longer days and shorter nights, preparation was key to enjoying the warm summer weather. “The sun is…

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