SMARTPHONE APP TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY REPONSE

    The launch of the Emergency+ smartphone app by the Australian Government.   When activated, the Emergency+ app provides users with their GPS reference which they can verbally provide to an emergency call taker to pinpoint their physical location.   The increase in mobile phone use by Australians means that more than 65 per…

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FUNDING CERTAINTY FOR BONNER SCHOOLS

    Ross Vasta today announced that Government, Catholic and Independent schools throughout Bonner will have the funding certainty they need as a result of the Coalition Government investing an additional $2.8 billion over the next four years.   “Labor left school funding in a mess,” said Ross Vasta.   “Labor’s funding model was not…

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Upholding our promise to scrap the carbon tax

  The Coalition Government is keeping its election promise to the Australian people, with the House of Representatives yesterday voting to scrap the carbon tax.   “The people of Bonner voted against the Carbon Tax and now I fulfilled my commitment to them in the Parliament,” said Ross Vasta the member for Bonner.   “This was…

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Hunt – No change in domestic emissions under the carbon tax

There is further proof that the carbon tax is a pointless burden on Australian families and businesses. The latest Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory report released today shows Australia’s emissions for the year to March 2013 are unchanged from the previous year. We already knew that the carbon tax is a multi-billion…

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Andrews – Income Boost for Pensioners as deeming rates lowered

More than 740,000 Australian pensioners will benefit from the lowering of the social security deeming rates from 4 November 2013. The Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews, said the deeming rate will decrease to 2 per cent from 2.5 per cent for financial investments up to $46,600 for single pensioners and allowees, $77,400 for pensioner…

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Labor’s Refusal to Scrap the Carbon Tax

The decision by the Labor Opposition not to support the unconditional removal of the Carbon Tax confirms that nothing has changed with Labor.Bill Shorten has failed his first test of leadership.Instead of supporting the repeal of the Carbon Tax, Mr Shorten and Labor now want to “amend it” and, importantly, keep in place the laws that…

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Don’t risk the fine! Vote early: Ross Vasta

LNP Member for Bonner Ross Vasta is warning voters they risk getting a fine if they cannot get to a polling booth on Saturday and don’t vote early.Ross Vasta reminded voters that it was compulsory to vote in this year’s Federal election regardless of whether or not they were in the local area, interstate or…

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