Australia Day: A Day To Count Our Blessings

Ross Vasta, Member for Bonner said Australia Day is a day to count our blessings and to reflect on our achievements as a nation.   “I love Australia Day.  The citizenship ceremonies, community celebrations and backyard BBQs make it one of the best days of the year”, said Ross Vasta   “It’s a day when…

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Christmas for the Troops 2012

The Christmas period is when most of us get to spend that little bit of extra time with our families and loved ones and to catch up with old friends. It is also a time to reflect on those who won’t be able to spend Christmas with their families and friends, such as the thousands…

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Ross Vasta Champions Bonner Carers

  Ross Vasta has today welcomed the start of Carers Week 2012 and thanked carers in Bonner for the enormous contribution they make.   Carers Week 2012 is being held between Sunday 14 October and Saturday 20 October.   There are over two million carers in Australia who are of all ages. Carers can be…

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The Coalition’s Plan For Safer Streets In Bonner

Ross Vasta, Member for Bonner said local communities in Bonner will be able to apply for crime prevention infrastructure such as better lighting, CCTVs and mobile CCTVs, under a major plan announced by the Coalition.   Ross Vasta said he welcomed the announcement that a Coalition Government will provide $50 million to tackle crime hotspots…

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Local MP stands up for Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme

Local Federal MP, Ross Vasta is standing up against the Gillard Government’s abrupt closure of the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS), on the 30 November 2012. The Coalition is fighting against this Medicare cut, which abandons chronic disease sufferers. “Many people in Bonner have contacted me to express their anger and worry about the…

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DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK

Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner recognises the significance of Dementia Awareness Week and the ongoing contribution of Alzheimer’s Australia in supporting and advocating for those living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Ross Vasta said almost 280,000 people live with dementia with approximately 1,600 new cases diagnosed each week.  “Dementia has been singled…

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COALITION SECURES TRIPS HOME FOR TROOPS

Over 22,000 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel, including those living in the electorate of Bonner recently learnt they would be able to travel home to see their families at Christmas after the Labor Government was forced to backflip on its mean-spirited cut to their travel entitlements.   Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said this was…

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Ross Vasta: I stood up for Fair Indexation

Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner, said he stood up for Fair Indexation in the Parliament today.   “Today the House of Representatives voted against a Coalition proposal to give our veterans a fair go”, Ross Vasta said.   “The Coalition moved to prevent further debate on the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 until…

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