PRIME MINISTER’S PRESS RELEASE – MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH17

Please find below the Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s statement on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Our thoughts and prayers go to the families affected. MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH17 The thoughts and prayers of all Australians today are with the families and loved ones of the Australians that have tragically been killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.…

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CARBON TAX REPEAL WILL BENEFIT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Yesterday’s vote by the Senate to repeal the Carbon Tax is great news for local families and small businesses,” Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today.  “Scrapping the Carbon Tax will save the average household around $550 a year, including around $200 on the average household electricity bill, and around $70 on the average gas…

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AGED CARE FEE ESTIMATOR LAUNCHED

People looking for aged care services in Bonner will now have access to an online tool that will help them estimate their aged care costs, Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said today.  “The Fee Estimator, available online or via phone, will allow people to enter their income and assets, and receive an estimate of the…

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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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