NO JAB, NO PLAY AND NO PAY FOR CHILDCARE IN BONNER

 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said the conscientious objector exemption on children’s vaccination for access to taxpayer funded Child Care Benefits, the Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement will cease from 1 January 2016. “Parents in Bonner who vaccinate their children should have confidence that…

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ANZAC DAY FOR THE TROOPS 2015

On 25 April, Australians will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during the First World War and honour the sacrifices of those service personnel who helped forge our national identity. This Anzac Day Australians are also being asked to spare a thought for our current serving personnel and recently returned veterans who have…

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS

The Australian Government is calling for applications for the 2015 Community Heritage Grants program. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups across Australia to preserve and manage nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations. Projects supported include significance assessments, preservations needs assessments, conservation activities and collection…

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ENERGY WHITE PAPER TO HELP DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper, which puts one of our most important economic sectors in the box seat for further growth. “People in Bonner are more aware of energy issues than ever before,” Mr Vasta said. “Whether it’s about electricity prices or ensuring…

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New Job Active Employment Service Providers Announced for Bonner

 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today congratulated the organisations that have won contracts to deliver employment services to job seekers and employers in Bonner through the Government’s new jobactive employment services model, which will be introduced from 1 July 2015. Mr Vasta said Help Enterprises, MAX Employment, Sarina Russo Job Access, the Salvation Army…

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Bonner consumers one step closer to lower prices at the checkout

Consumers in Bonner are a step closer to lower prices, and local businesses are a step closer to growing their business and meeting the needs of their customers, following the release of the Competition Review final report. The Commonwealth Government commissioned the independent report as part of the first comprehensive assessment of Australia’s competition policies,…

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Register for Sporting Schools Today

 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, is calling on local Bonner schools, clubs and coaches to sign up to Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy. Mr Vasta said individuals and sporting groups can now register for Australia’s largest school-based participation program prior to its rollout in July…

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Call for donations for drought-stricken farmers

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today urged local residents and businesses to donate much-needed goods and supplies to farmers in South Western Queensland affected by drought, as part of a drive led by the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association. “You can help out farmers and their families who are doing it tough by…

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Pensioners in Bonner up to $78 per fortnight better off

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said pensioners in his electorate are $51.80 per fortnight better off for singles and $78 per fortnight for couples since the Coalition Government was elected, following a further rise in the age pension. “Age pensioners deserve our support and once again the age pension is going up under the…

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Restart Continues to Benefit Employers and Employees

 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, is encouraging employers to take on mature-aged employees under the Restart employment programme. Mr Vasta said the programme reached 1000 sign-ups nationally this week. The programme provides a valuable incentive to encourage and assist businesses take on new mature-aged employees. Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz said that when…

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