Local Veteran Honoured For Service in World War II

93-year-old Gregory Graham Perkins was today celebrated in honour of his commitment to Australia during World War II. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta awarded Mr Perkins the Salute Their Service award at a special event held at Gregory’s home this morning. Mr Vasta said it was an honour to be able to personally recognise…

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SEEKING COMMUNITY VIEWS ON FLAG RETIREMENT OPTIONS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta is asking the community for feedback on the best and most appropriate way for Australians to retire used, damaged and worn out Australian National Flags. Mr Vasta said that the Australian National Flag Protocols currently did not provide detailed guidance on how to retire flags that are damaged, faded…

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BONNER PRESCHOOLERS TO LEARN A LANGUAGE IN 2017

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has called on local preschools and child care centres to sign up to the Turnbull Government’s popular early learning languages program before applications close on 26 February 2017. Tens of thousands of preschoolers across the country are set to try their hand at languages this year as part of…

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MAKE A LIST AND SAVE THIS CHRISTMAS

It seems that Santa might have been onto something when he made a list and checked it twice. With Australians spending over $1,079 at Christmas in recent years, some forward planning for meals and presents can lead to big savings. On average, Australian households throw out 14% of weekly groceries worth about $1,100 each year,…

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GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS IN BONNER

Community organisations in Bonner are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers. Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said the funding is being provided under a $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round, announced by the Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter. “This funding is a key…

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SHOP SMALL IN BONNER THIS CHRISTMAS

As Australians prepare to spend around $50 billion in the lead-up to Christmas Day, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has urged locals to shop small in our community. “The coming month is when many local businesses take risks, make investments and employ more locals in the hope that the upswing in Christmas retail trade…

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