Calling for Donations – Floods 2013

The recent natural disasters in our great state have once again tested us and I understand that some residents are still experiencing the effects of the Australia Day Weekend storms. I encourage you to contact my Office if you are in need of assistance. The Bonner electorate banded together in the floods of 2011 to help those out…

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January 2013 Flood Information for Bonner Residents

A combination of extremely heavy rain, high winds and creek flooding have already caused major damage across our city and we’re expecting more flooding to come over the coming days.While Brisbane River flood levels are expected to be lower than January 2011 (2.6m in the CBD compared to 4.45m in 2011), there is no doubt…

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Australia Day: A Day To Count Our Blessings

Ross Vasta, Member for Bonner said Australia Day is a day to count our blessings and to reflect on our achievements as a nation.   “I love Australia Day.  The citizenship ceremonies, community celebrations and backyard BBQs make it one of the best days of the year”, said Ross Vasta   “It’s a day when…

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Christmas for the Troops 2012

The Christmas period is when most of us get to spend that little bit of extra time with our families and loved ones and to catch up with old friends. It is also a time to reflect on those who won’t be able to spend Christmas with their families and friends, such as the thousands…

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Ross Vasta Champions Bonner Carers

  Ross Vasta has today welcomed the start of Carers Week 2012 and thanked carers in Bonner for the enormous contribution they make.   Carers Week 2012 is being held between Sunday 14 October and Saturday 20 October.   There are over two million carers in Australia who are of all ages. Carers can be…

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The Coalition’s Plan For Safer Streets In Bonner

Ross Vasta, Member for Bonner said local communities in Bonner will be able to apply for crime prevention infrastructure such as better lighting, CCTVs and mobile CCTVs, under a major plan announced by the Coalition.   Ross Vasta said he welcomed the announcement that a Coalition Government will provide $50 million to tackle crime hotspots…

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Local MP stands up for Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme

Local Federal MP, Ross Vasta is standing up against the Gillard Government’s abrupt closure of the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS), on the 30 November 2012. The Coalition is fighting against this Medicare cut, which abandons chronic disease sufferers. “Many people in Bonner have contacted me to express their anger and worry about the…

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DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK

Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner recognises the significance of Dementia Awareness Week and the ongoing contribution of Alzheimer’s Australia in supporting and advocating for those living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Ross Vasta said almost 280,000 people live with dementia with approximately 1,600 new cases diagnosed each week.  “Dementia has been singled…

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