ROUND TWO APPLICATIONS FOR STRONGER REGIONS NOW OPEN

Councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations in the electorate of Bonner will now be able to apply for funding of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital infrastructure projects under Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged all eligible parties to apply, with the National Stronger Regions…

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$254 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

Today the Commonwealth Government announced the projects to gain funding under its $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme. The Commonwealth contribution to the Programme is accompanied by over $200 million in investment by Australian manufacturers. Nineteen businesses will receive between $1 million and $5 million to improve their competitiveness by investing in new capital equipment and…

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BUDGET DELIVERS BONNER SCHOOLS RECORD LEVELS OF FUNDING

Bonner students are set to benefit greatly from the 2015 Budget, which delivers a record $15.7 billion in 2015-16 for all schools across Australia, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. This is part of more than $69.5 billion in funding over the forward estimates for all Australian government and non-government schools. Total Commonwealth…

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BONNER VETERANS TO RECEIVE IMPROVED SUPPORT

The 2015-16 Budget has confirmed that pensions for veterans and their families will continue to increase by the greater measure out of CPI, Male Total Average Weekly Earnings or the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the Abbott Government recognised the significant contribution and sacrifice veterans and their…

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SUPPORTING GREATER CHOICE FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS IN BONNER

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said the Government is improving aged care in Australia to reduce regulation and allow home care funding to follow the individual to provide greater choice over their future. Mr Vasta said the Government is investing $73.7 million over four years to improve the way home care services are…

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STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME A BOOST FOR BONNER

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said the Bonner electorate had received a significant boost in the 2015-16 Budget with the Coalition Government’s new Stronger Communities Programme. “Stronger Communities will provide $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects in local communities,” Mr Vasta said. “Our community will receive funding of $150,000…

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