Message from the Minister for Foreign Affairs to all Travellers

MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS The Hon Julie Bishop MP WARNING TO AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLERS OF KIDNAPPING RISK   I urge Australians to carefully consider their need to travel to locations where there is a high threat of kidnapping. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reissued its kidnapping threat bulletin on locations around the world…

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National Stronger Regions Fund Applications NOW OPEN to Bonner Projects

Applications under Round One of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund are now open, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today.   The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout Australia.   “This is a huge opportunity…

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New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Approved for PBS Listing

People in Bonner who are suffering from pancreatic cancer will be able to access the breakthrough drug Abraxane on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from November 1.   Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said pancreatic cancer was a highly aggressive disease with very few treatment options.   “The Australian Government has committed over $92 million…

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Government Schools in Bonner to Share in $70 Million

Government schools in Bonner will benefit from the Australian Government’s $70 million Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative, designed to strengthen the capacity of school communities to make better decisions for students. Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said Australian Government funding will flow to local schools as a result of an agreement between the Minister for…

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Payment increase for more than 14,000 pensioners in Bonner

More than 3.7 million pensioners in Australia, including over 14,000 pensioners in Bonner, will receive an increase to their payments from September 20, Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today.   “Single age pensioners will receive an increase of up to $11.50 a fortnight, while age pensioner couples will receive up to $17.40 extra a…

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Change of TV Channels to Complete in December 2014

Residents in Bonner should ensure they have retuned their digital television equipment, as part of the national relocation of digital television services that is due to end in December 2014, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today. “This retune process has been occurring progressively, moving free-to-air TV channels to different frequencies in order to…

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Cheaper Health Benefits for Seniors in Bonner- As Promised

In a win for seniors, the Government has delivered a key election commitment giving thousands more self-funded retirees access to cheaper medicine and health benefits.   “Despite repeated attempts by Labor and the Greens to block it, legislation to index income thresholds for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card has passed Parliament,” Member for Bonner, Ross…

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