Child Care Benefit increases for Bonner families

The standard hourly rate of Child Care Benefit families in Bonner receive will increase by the CPI today, as highlighted in the recent Federal Budget. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said, “This could see a lower income family, with one child in full-time care, receive up to $264[1] extra this year in the Child Care…

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Working towards rollout of 20 Million Trees

Work towards the commencement of the 20 Million Trees Programme is continuing to progress and the Government is now seeking feedback from organisations who may wish to be involved in the rollout, Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said today.   20 Million Trees will be implemented through two streams: competitive grants to land managers and…

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Bonner students awarded top prize

Ross Vasta would like to congratulate students from Holland Park State High School, Iona College and Moreton Bay College who have been awarded one of the nation’s top prizes for Year 12 students undertaking Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS).   The following students are among 500 students to receive the Australian Vocational Student…

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Defence Equipment for Public Display

There has been some general interest expressed by Returned and Services Leagues  (RSLs) and other community and heritage organisations seeking surplus Defence Equipment for public display. Therefore, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence has advised of the Department of Defence’s disposal process pertaining to equipment with historical significance.   During the disposal planning…

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Government moves forward on $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme

The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitment to invest $100 million in telecommunications infrastructure to improve mobile coverage in outer metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.   Inadequate mobile phone coverage remains a significant issue for Australians living, working and travelling in regional and remote areas of the country.   “The Abbott government understands the…

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Green Army to deliver environmental benefits to Bonner

The Abbott Government today reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Army. “The Green Army is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy. It will provide hands-on experience for young people in Bonner as well as protect local environmental sites across Bonner,” the Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said. “The Government will provide $525 million over…

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SUPPORTING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN BONNER

Bonner will benefit from the Abbott Government’s commitment to build the infrastructure of the 21st Century with more than $70 million for local projects announced in the 2014-15 Budget. This is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to invest a record $13.4 billion in productivity-enhancing infrastructure in Queensland which will create thousands of jobs,…

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More opportunity for Bonner higher education students

    More people in Bonner will be able to benefit from higher education as a result of improvements to the higher education system announced as part of the 2014-15 Budget today.   “The Abbott Government’s higher education reforms will expand opportunities and choice in Bonner meaning more people will be able to study,” Member…

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