Nominations open for Bonner Top Vet Students

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged eligible students in the Bonner electorate to nominate for the nation’s top prize for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and training in school.  The Abbott Government has launched the 2014 Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) as part of its commitment to promoting take up of high-quality…

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Community Announcement from the Australian Defence Force

Australian Defence Force personnel will conduct counter terrorism training in Brisbane over the period 20 October to 21 November 2014. The training will involve responses to simulated terrorist incidents. Military personnel involved in this training will be carrying weapons and tactical equipment, and will use simulation ammunition and hand held pyrotechnics. Local residents may notice…

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Helping Small Businesses Grow in Bonner

Small business owners in Bonner last night met with Federal Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson, and Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, to discuss issues affecting the small business sector, and to announce new measures that will provide support to small business owners.   Speaking at a Small Business Forum in Carina with…

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Supporting Carers in Bonner During Carers Week 2014

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged local residents to mark Carers Week 2014 and recognise the important part carers play in the community. “Providing care to a loved one in need – whether it be due to age, disability or mental illness – is a role that many Australians will take on at…

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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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