HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE IN BONNER INTO WORK

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today invited local organisations in the electorate to apply for funding to deliver projects that will help vulnerable young people find and keep a job, as part of the Government’s new Empowering YOUth Initiatives. “I invite not-for-profit community organisations to put forward fresh and innovative proposals that offer a…

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Upgrades Underway at Holland Park West Black Spots

Work has started on upgrading two black-spot intersections on Messines Ridge Road in Holland Park West, Brisbane. Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher said the $1.7 million total cost of the upgrades will be provided through the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme. “These projects will improve safety and reduce congestion at two problematic intersections—one where Messines Ridge Road meets…

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GRANTS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT BONNER VOLUNTEERS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged local community organisations to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers.   The funding is being provided under a $20 million Volunteer Grant funding round, announced by the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP.  Organisations working with individuals or communities experiencing…

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SUPERFAST BROADBAND ON THE WAY TO BONNER

Superfast broadband is coming to more than 59,500 homes and businesses in Bonner under an accelerated three-year rollout of the nbn. Across Australia the nbn is powering ahead with the release today of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide. Today nbn is releasing its full construction schedule, providing Australians with the…

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GREEN ARMY TEAMS GRADUATE IN BONNER

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has invited enthusiastic 17-24 year olds in the electorate to join what is fast becoming the largest-ever team of young Australians supporting environmental action across the country, as local Green Army workers today celebrated their graduation. “The Green Army teams in Bonner are generating real environment and conservation benefits…

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FUNDING CERTAINTY FOR LOCAL MEN’S SHEDS IN BONNER

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today said local Men’s Sheds in his electorate would benefit from the Abbott Coalition Government’s Father’s Day announcement of $4.5 million in additional funding for the National Shed Development Programme (NSDP). “To provide certainty to our Men’s Sheds, the Abbott Government has guaranteed funding for a further three years…

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CITIPOINTE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE RECOGNISED IN ANZAC DAY SCHOOLS’ AWARDS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today presented Citipointe Christian College in Carindale with an Australian Government Anzac Day Schools’ Award. “The students and staff of Citipointe should be very proud of the Highly Commended award they’ve received today,” Mr Vasta said. “This important honour recognises Citipointe’s commitment to teaching students about Australia’s wartime history.”…

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ROSS VASTA FAREWELLS LOCAL AMBASSADORS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta MP has farewelled local Mansfield State High School students ahead of their exchange programme to France. Ross was particularly proud to have Zac Look, one of Mansfield SHS’s Year 12 students, contact him directly to request the National Australian Flag to present to their sister school Jean-Baptiste de la…

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SCHOOL COMPETITION TO HONOUR AUSTRALIA’S VIETNAM VETERANS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today encouraged secondary schools in Bonner to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition. The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and to reflect on the importance of remembering their involvement in the conflict. “More…

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