UPGRADED MEN’S SHED OPENS IN MT GRAVATT

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta joined the local community on the weekend for the opening of the Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed Extension, a jointly funded project between the Australian Government and the Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed. “The project will provide a venue for the residents of Mt Gravatt and neighbouring regions to come together…

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GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY IN BONNER RECEIVES TOP TEACHING GRANT

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today congratulated Griffith University, which has received $467,000 in Commonwealth funding to promote excellence in learning and teaching in higher education. Mr Vasta welcomed the Government’s announcement of $4.7 million in funding as part of its ongoing commitment to maintaining a world class higher education sector by developing the…

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Bonner Small Business Breakthrough

19 June 2015 Small businesses throughout Bonner are set to receive a boost with some crucial budget measures passing through the Senate on Monday night. Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta encouraged businesses to take a good look at how they can benefit from these exciting support measures. “These are two of the really exciting and…

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PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS SCHEME TO BE REFORMED

Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today welcomed the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Access and Sustainability Package of reforms following months of constructive consultations and robust negotiations across the entire pharmaceutical supply chain, including consumers, pharmacists, medicines manufacturers, wholesalers and doctors. Mr Vasta said the Abbott Government had put together a reform package that struck…

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GAME CHANGING DAY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN BONNER

The Government’s 2015 Budget is a historic, unprecedented game changer for the hard working women and men of Bonner. Our Growing Jobs and Small Business package is the biggest economic recognition of the sector in Australia’s history. Yesterday Small Business Minister Bruce Billson introduced the first tranche of legislation to deliver that package. The Government…

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ATERNOON TEA WITH THE PRIME MINISTER, 23 MAY 2015

On Saturday, 23 May, I had the pleasure of hosting Prime Minister Tony Abbott for afternoon tea in my electorate of Bonner. The Prime Minister was a delightful guest, updating the crowd on the latest post-Budget news and listening to the individual stories and concerns of my constituents. The reception the Prime Minister and I…

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APPLY NOW FOR SPORTING SCHOOLS FUNDING GRANTS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said sporting opportunities for children were set to expand now that local Bonner primary schools could apply for funding through the Abbott Government’s $100 million Sporting Schools programme. Mr Vasta said the before, during and after school hours sporting programme is designed to deliver sports for local schools’…

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PBS

For those interested in the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement: the Government continues to work with all stakeholders in the medicines supply chain as part of its negotiations to finalise the 6CPA and Sustainability of the PBS package. Our goal is to maintain access to medicines for Australian patients in a timely manner. The PBS continues…

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