ENGAGING BONNER’S SENIORS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Seniors in the Bonner electorate will continue to have free access to computers and internet training to ensure they are not left behind in the digital age, thanks to a $1.3 million Abbott Government investment. The Abbott Government has invested $1.3 million to assist more than 97,000 older Australians to continue building their digital skills…

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GREEN ARMY MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN BONNER

Young people involved in Green Army teams in Bonner are seeing the results of their hard work come to fruition after completing their on-ground projects. “Minnippi Parklands, Wynnum North and Mansfield have seen significant benefits from this project through each team’s work restoring local habitat and undertaking activities including brush cutting, weed control and seed…

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NEW CAMPAIGN TO BOOST EARLY BREAST CANCER DETECTION

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said the launch of the Australian Government’s ‘An invitation that could save your life’ will boost screening awareness in at risk groups.  Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among women in Australia, however if detected early and managed nine-out-of-10 cases can be successfully…

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BONNER ENCOURAGED TO COMMEMORATE ANZAC CENTENARY

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged the local community to remember Australian servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts. “On Anzac Day, I encourage all Australians to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who have served our nation in wars, conflicts and on peace operations,” Mr…

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NO JAB, NO PLAY AND NO PAY FOR CHILDCARE IN BONNER

 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said the conscientious objector exemption on children’s vaccination for access to taxpayer funded Child Care Benefits, the Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement will cease from 1 January 2016. “Parents in Bonner who vaccinate their children should have confidence that…

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ANZAC DAY FOR THE TROOPS 2015

On 25 April, Australians will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during the First World War and honour the sacrifices of those service personnel who helped forge our national identity. This Anzac Day Australians are also being asked to spare a thought for our current serving personnel and recently returned veterans who have…

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS

The Australian Government is calling for applications for the 2015 Community Heritage Grants program. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups across Australia to preserve and manage nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations. Projects supported include significance assessments, preservations needs assessments, conservation activities and collection…

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ENERGY WHITE PAPER TO HELP DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper, which puts one of our most important economic sectors in the box seat for further growth. “People in Bonner are more aware of energy issues than ever before,” Mr Vasta said. “Whether it’s about electricity prices or ensuring…

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New Job Active Employment Service Providers Announced for Bonner

 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today congratulated the organisations that have won contracts to deliver employment services to job seekers and employers in Bonner through the Government’s new jobactive employment services model, which will be introduced from 1 July 2015. Mr Vasta said Help Enterprises, MAX Employment, Sarina Russo Job Access, the Salvation Army…

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