PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS SCHEME TO BE REFORMED

Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta today welcomed the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Access and Sustainability Package of reforms following months of constructive consultations and robust negotiations across the entire pharmaceutical supply chain, including consumers, pharmacists, medicines manufacturers, wholesalers and doctors. Mr Vasta said the Abbott Government had put together a reform package that struck…

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GAME CHANGING DAY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN BONNER

The Government’s 2015 Budget is a historic, unprecedented game changer for the hard working women and men of Bonner. Our Growing Jobs and Small Business package is the biggest economic recognition of the sector in Australia’s history. Yesterday Small Business Minister Bruce Billson introduced the first tranche of legislation to deliver that package. The Government…

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ATERNOON TEA WITH THE PRIME MINISTER, 23 MAY 2015

On Saturday, 23 May, I had the pleasure of hosting Prime Minister Tony Abbott for afternoon tea in my electorate of Bonner. The Prime Minister was a delightful guest, updating the crowd on the latest post-Budget news and listening to the individual stories and concerns of my constituents. The reception the Prime Minister and I…

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APPLY NOW FOR SPORTING SCHOOLS FUNDING GRANTS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today said sporting opportunities for children were set to expand now that local Bonner primary schools could apply for funding through the Abbott Government’s $100 million Sporting Schools programme. Mr Vasta said the before, during and after school hours sporting programme is designed to deliver sports for local schools’…

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PBS

For those interested in the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement: the Government continues to work with all stakeholders in the medicines supply chain as part of its negotiations to finalise the 6CPA and Sustainability of the PBS package. Our goal is to maintain access to medicines for Australian patients in a timely manner. The PBS continues…

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ROUND TWO APPLICATIONS FOR STRONGER REGIONS NOW OPEN

Councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations in the electorate of Bonner will now be able to apply for funding of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital infrastructure projects under Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today encouraged all eligible parties to apply, with the National Stronger Regions…

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$254 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

Today the Commonwealth Government announced the projects to gain funding under its $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme. The Commonwealth contribution to the Programme is accompanied by over $200 million in investment by Australian manufacturers. Nineteen businesses will receive between $1 million and $5 million to improve their competitiveness by investing in new capital equipment and…

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BUDGET DELIVERS BONNER SCHOOLS RECORD LEVELS OF FUNDING

Bonner students are set to benefit greatly from the 2015 Budget, which delivers a record $15.7 billion in 2015-16 for all schools across Australia, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. This is part of more than $69.5 billion in funding over the forward estimates for all Australian government and non-government schools. Total Commonwealth…

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BONNER VETERANS TO RECEIVE IMPROVED SUPPORT

The 2015-16 Budget has confirmed that pensions for veterans and their families will continue to increase by the greater measure out of CPI, Male Total Average Weekly Earnings or the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the Abbott Government recognised the significant contribution and sacrifice veterans and their…

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