New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Approved for PBS Listing

People in Bonner who are suffering from pancreatic cancer will be able to access the breakthrough drug Abraxane on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from November 1.   Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said pancreatic cancer was a highly aggressive disease with very few treatment options.   “The Australian Government has committed over $92 million…

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Government Schools in Bonner to Share in $70 Million

Government schools in Bonner will benefit from the Australian Government’s $70 million Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative, designed to strengthen the capacity of school communities to make better decisions for students. Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said Australian Government funding will flow to local schools as a result of an agreement between the Minister for…

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Payment increase for more than 14,000 pensioners in Bonner

More than 3.7 million pensioners in Australia, including over 14,000 pensioners in Bonner, will receive an increase to their payments from September 20, Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today.   “Single age pensioners will receive an increase of up to $11.50 a fortnight, while age pensioner couples will receive up to $17.40 extra a…

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Change of TV Channels to Complete in December 2014

Residents in Bonner should ensure they have retuned their digital television equipment, as part of the national relocation of digital television services that is due to end in December 2014, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today. “This retune process has been occurring progressively, moving free-to-air TV channels to different frequencies in order to…

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Cheaper Health Benefits for Seniors in Bonner- As Promised

In a win for seniors, the Government has delivered a key election commitment giving thousands more self-funded retirees access to cheaper medicine and health benefits.   “Despite repeated attempts by Labor and the Greens to block it, legislation to index income thresholds for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card has passed Parliament,” Member for Bonner, Ross…

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Bonner Home to Some of Australia’s Top Secondary Students

Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said he was delighted that seven students from his electorate were named as winners of the Australian Student Prize.   The Bonner recipients were just some of the top 500 senior secondary school students across the country to have taken home prizes valued at $2,000 each.   The Australian Student Prize…

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