New Legislation to Protect Children Against Cyberbullying

In a big step towards Australian children being better protected against cyberbullying when they go online, the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 has been introduced in the Commonwealth Parliament, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today. “Parents, schools, teachers and children in Bonner have given me extensive feedback about the harmful effects…

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Work begins on Commonwealth Games Velodrome

Work has begun on the Queensland State Velodrome Project – one of the centrepieces for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The Member for Bonner Ross Vasta represented the Minister for Sport Peter Dutton at a sod turning ceremony for the project at Chandler in Brisbane today. The Australian Government is providing $156 million funding…

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Join Ross Vasta and Shop Local for Christmas

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, and the Small Business Minister Bruce Billson are preparing for the holiday season by shopping local. Mr Vasta is committed to supporting small and local business across Bonner, and encourages everyone in the community to do the same. “Small businesses and family enterprise are the economic life blood of…

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Local veteran community to benefit from new funding

The Bonner veteran community is set to benefit from funding through the latest round of the Veteran and Community Grants program, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today announced. The grant for $49,951 will help Manly Lota RSL assist the local veteran community to continue improving services and support for veterans and their families. “Manly…

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CHRISTMAS FOR THE TROOPS 2014

Christmas is fast approaching and with more than 2,200 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deployed overseas on operations, Australians are being asked to spare a thought for our troops who won’t be able to spend Christmas with their families and friends. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said the best and most effective way to…

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Nominate now for the 2015 National Youth Awards

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged young people in the community to nominate for the 2015 National Youth Awards. “This is the third annual series of the Awards, which celebrate the achievements and contributions of young Australians aged 12 to 25,” Mr Vasta said. “I urge those thinking about nominating to act now.”…

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Statement from Prime Minister – G20 Summit

G20 PLAN EXCEEDS 2 PER CENT GROWTH TARGET AS LEADERS COMMIT TO EXTRA ECONOMIC REFORMS   The combined growth strategies of G20 member nations presented at the Brisbane Leaders’ Summit will equate to 2.1 per cent new growth and inject an additional $2 trillion into the world economy and create millions of jobs.   The…

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Honour our Troops this Remembrance Day

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged the community to pause for one minute’s silence at 11am, to wear a red poppy, or to attend their local Remembrance Day service and pay tribute to the men and women who have served, and those who continue to serve, our nation in times of war, conflict…

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