Bonner consumers one step closer to lower prices at the checkout

Consumers in Bonner are a step closer to lower prices, and local businesses are a step closer to growing their business and meeting the needs of their customers, following the release of the Competition Review final report. The Commonwealth Government commissioned the independent report as part of the first comprehensive assessment of Australia’s competition policies,…

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Register for Sporting Schools Today

 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, is calling on local Bonner schools, clubs and coaches to sign up to Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy. Mr Vasta said individuals and sporting groups can now register for Australia’s largest school-based participation program prior to its rollout in July…

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Call for donations for drought-stricken farmers

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today urged local residents and businesses to donate much-needed goods and supplies to farmers in South Western Queensland affected by drought, as part of a drive led by the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association. “You can help out farmers and their families who are doing it tough by…

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Pensioners in Bonner up to $78 per fortnight better off

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said pensioners in his electorate are $51.80 per fortnight better off for singles and $78 per fortnight for couples since the Coalition Government was elected, following a further rise in the age pension. “Age pensioners deserve our support and once again the age pension is going up under the…

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Restart Continues to Benefit Employers and Employees

 Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, is encouraging employers to take on mature-aged employees under the Restart employment programme. Mr Vasta said the programme reached 1000 sign-ups nationally this week. The programme provides a valuable incentive to encourage and assist businesses take on new mature-aged employees. Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz said that when…

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Bonner Businesses Urged to Apply for New Industry Skills Fund

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said businesses in the electorate can now apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the Abbott Government’s new $476 million Industry Skills Fund. “Businesses in Bonner will be able to take advantage of the Industry Skills Fund to upskill or retrain their employees,” Mr…

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New Green Army Projects for Bonner

Two new Green Army projects are coming to Bonner following the announcement of successful projects for Round Two of the important environmental programme, Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said today. “I’m pleased to announce two new rehabilitation projects for the Iona Wetlands and Oxbow Wetlands,” Mr Vasta said. “There are more than 350 Green…

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER

Earlier this week, the hostages of the Lindt café, as well as the families of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were welcomed to this Parliament. We acknowledged the atrocity that took place in Sydney’s CBD and we pledged to keep our country as safe and as secure as we humanly can. Both the Commonwealth and…

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MICAH DAMIEN VASTA

I am proud to announce that my second son, Micah Damien Vasta, was born at a healthy 8lbs 7oz, 53cm, on Saturday, 7 February, at 1.40pm. My wife Fang is doing well, and our son Zachary is overjoyed at the arrival of his new baby brother. We have received so many kind words from the…

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