Registrations open for Australian Heritage Week

  Registrations are now open for events during Australian Heritage Week 2014 and I encourage everyone in Bonner to get involved.   Australian Heritage Week is an annual national celebration of the places, buildings, landscapes and stories of our local communities and provides a link to our nation’s heritage.   Local groups and communities in…

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ROYAL COMMISSION INTO TRADE UNION GOVERNANCE AND CORRUPTION

Ross Vasta welcomes news the Prime Minister has recommended the establishment of a Royal Commission to inquire into alleged financial irregularities associated with the affairs of trade unions. It will inquire into the activities relating to ‘slush funds’ and other similar funds and entities established by, or related to, the affairs of these organisations. “This…

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$1,280,052 to help older Bonner residents live at home longer

Older people in Bonner will get extra support and care services-such as cleaning, meals, nursing care and transport-to remain living independently at home thanks to a $1,280,052 Australian Government investment.   The Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta MP, said the funding was part of a $240 million investment under the Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC)…

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GST on moveable home estates

Ross Vasta welcomes the decision by the Australian Taxation Office to withdraw its draft ruling about the way GST is applied to moveable home sites.   The decision means there will be no change to the longstanding GST treatment of rented mobile homes.   Submissions about the draft ruling convinced the ATO that mobile home…

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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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