BOOST TO BONNER THROUGH LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS

New payments to councils in Bonner are being made today under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today.  “Brisbane City Council will receive a total of $38.4 million this financial year,” Mr Vasta said.  “The Coalition Government is providing $2.3 billion to local councils nationwide in 2014-15…

Details

Green Army gearing up for action in Bonner

  Young people in Bonner will be among the first 17 to 24 year olds to join the Australian Government’s Green Army and become part of the largest environmental movement in Australia’s history, Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. “The first round of Green Army projects is set to get underway in the coming…

Details

LOCAL VETERANS BENEFIT FROM RESTORED ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT FUNDING

Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, today welcomed the restoration of Australian Government funding to assist ex-service organisations (ESOs) in continuing their important work with the local veteran community. Mr Vasta said the Queensland RSL Manly-Lota Sub-Branch would receive $13,525 in funding under the restored Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program. “This funding…

Details

Congratulations to our local Commonwealth Games athletes

The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games has been an outstanding success for our athletes from the Bonner area, Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today. “There were 27 athletes hailing from Bonner who qualified to compete at the Commonwealth Games this year, and they should be extremely proud,” Mr Vasta said. “Our local athletes picked…

Details

Green Army gearing up for action in Bonner

Young people in Bonner will be among the first 17 to 24 year olds to join the Australian Government’s Green Army and become part of the largest environmental movement in Australia’s history, Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today.   “The first round of Green Army projects is set to get underway in the coming…

Details

MINNIPPI PARKLANDS RECEIVES $70,000 SAFETY BOOST

The Coalition Government maintains its commitment to fund measures that will improve safety near the Minnippi Parklands in Tingalpa. Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan joined Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, and Councillor for Doboy, Ryan Murphy at Minnippi Parklands to discuss the Government’s funding of $70,000 for the area.  Minister Keenan pledged the funds…

Details

PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS ON CHILDCARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING NOW OPEN

“The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning is now open for public comment,” Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today.   The Coalition Government tasked the Productivity Commission with investigating and making recommendations regarding future options for childcare and early childhood learning.   The Productivity Commission recently released a draft interim report…

Details

SUPPORT FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESSES IN BONNER

The Australian Government is working with local businesses in Bonner to create new opportunities, new markets and new jobs, Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said today.   The new $484.2 million Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme (EIP) is putting in place the supporting infrastructure to help businesses become more robust and build on their strengths, as well…

Details