Government strengthens support for melanoma patients

Two breakthrough melanoma treatment options have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to bring hope to over 2000 Australians with advanced melanoma. On March 1 the current PBS listing of Opdivo ® (nivolumab) will be expanded to include adjuvant treatment of IIIB, IIIC, IIID and stage IV malignant melanoma. Federal Member for Bonner…

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2019 organ donation outcomes released

Newly released organ donation outcomes showed organ transplants saved the lives of 1683 Australians last year from 787 organ donors. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said data released by the Organ and Tissue Authority showed innovative programs between countries had given patients a second chance. “The Australian and New Zealand Kidney Exchange Program…

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Spelling out an opportunity

Students and schools in Bonner can test their spelling skills against the best by taking part in the inaugural Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Spelling Bee was a nationwide competition for students in years three to eight to promote reading and literacy. “Our Government believes literacy and…

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Australian Made logo grant to help our exporters

The Morrison Government is helping manufacturers and exporters to create more local jobs and take on the world, with an extra $5 million to extend the international reach of the Australian Made logo. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said expanding the reach of the trusted symbol would give local businesses the chance to…

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$905,000 to fix Belmont intersection

The dangerous London and Stanbrough roads intersection in Belmont will get a much needed safety upgrade thanks to the Morrison Government’s Black Spot Program. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said he had delivered $905,000 to upgrade the black spot intersection to help commuters in his electorate get home safer and sooner. “We’ve seen…

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Construction for Netball courts ready to go

Construction is soon to be underway for Wynnum Ladybug’s $1.8 million netball court upgrade for as part of the Morrison Government Community Development grant. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the freestanding courts would make the sport more accessible for everyone. “We want to encourage all Australians to participate in a sport and…

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Safer Internet Forum for seniors a success

More than 50 local seniors learned about how to avoid common scams online after attending Ross Vasta’s Safer Internet Forum for Seniors at the Mt Gravatt Bowls Club last Friday. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the free forum included presentations from Queensland Police and the Office of Fair Trading to shed light…

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Improved access to My Aged Care for seniors

Improvements to the My Aged Care website have been made to provide easier access to the online portal for older Australians. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the My Aged Care website and it’s helpline were key resources for delivering care to those who need it most. “The helpline has a strong record…

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Get the facts about immunisation

The Morrison Government has launched a new education campaign targeted at parents of young children to help boost low vaccination rates. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said although almost 95 percent of five-year-old children were vaccinated in Australia, there were areas where the immunisation rate was too low. “The ‘Get the Facts about…

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