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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NEW ROUNDS FOR GREEN PROGRAMMES OPEN IN BONNER

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today announced that the next application rounds for the Australian Government’s Green Army and 20 Million Trees programmes were now open. “The Government wants local people to join the Green Army to work on local projects in our community, and we want local groups to come forward with ideas…

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Upgraded car park complete in Gumdale

 The Australian Government is continuing to deliver on its commitments to fund community infrastructure upgrades in Bonner, with today’s opening of the $25,600 Gumdale Car Park upgrade. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta, who joined the local community today to officially open the upgraded Gumdale Car Park, said he was pleased that the Australian Government…

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APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING OPEN IN BONNER

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding for small capital projects in the community as part of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities programme. “The Abbott Government is again making local communities a priority,” Mr Vasta said. “The Stronger Communities programme gives our local community…

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SPORTING SCHOOLS KICKS OFF ACROSS AUSTRALIA

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today announced that 20 local schools in the Bonner electorate had signed up to be a part of Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s $100 million initiative aimed to improve children’s’ health through getting more primary school age students across Australia involved in physical activity. Mr Vasta said Sporting Schools…

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NEW COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOOD LABELS IN BONNER

Consumers in Bonner and across Australia will soon benefit from clearer, simpler information about where products come from. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said new country of origin food labels will begin to appear on supermarket shelves later this year. “It is important to ensure consumers have the information they need to make informed…

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FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL BONNER VETERANS

Manly-Lota RSL in Bonner today welcomed Government funding that will assist them in continuing their important work providing support to the local veteran community. The funding was part of the Australian Government’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants programme, which helps ex-service organisations (ESOs) across Australia provide essential advice, advocacy and welfare services…

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UPGRADED MEN’S SHED OPENS IN MT GRAVATT

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta joined the local community on the weekend for the opening of the Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed Extension, a jointly funded project between the Australian Government and the Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed. “The project will provide a venue for the residents of Mt Gravatt and neighbouring regions to come together…

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GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY IN BONNER RECEIVES TOP TEACHING GRANT

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today congratulated Griffith University, which has received $467,000 in Commonwealth funding to promote excellence in learning and teaching in higher education. Mr Vasta welcomed the Government’s announcement of $4.7 million in funding as part of its ongoing commitment to maintaining a world class higher education sector by developing the…

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