Andrews – Income Boost for Pensioners as deeming rates lowered

More than 740,000 Australian pensioners will benefit from the lowering of the social security deeming rates from 4 November 2013. The Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews, said the deeming rate will decrease to 2 per cent from 2.5 per cent for financial investments up to $46,600 for single pensioners and allowees, $77,400 for pensioner…

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Labor’s Refusal to Scrap the Carbon Tax

The decision by the Labor Opposition not to support the unconditional removal of the Carbon Tax confirms that nothing has changed with Labor.Bill Shorten has failed his first test of leadership.Instead of supporting the repeal of the Carbon Tax, Mr Shorten and Labor now want to “amend it” and, importantly, keep in place the laws that…

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Don’t risk the fine! Vote early: Ross Vasta

LNP Member for Bonner Ross Vasta is warning voters they risk getting a fine if they cannot get to a polling booth on Saturday and don’t vote early.Ross Vasta reminded voters that it was compulsory to vote in this year’s Federal election regardless of whether or not they were in the local area, interstate or…

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Letter to the Australian Car Industry, Employers and Employees

The Coalition understands the importance of business and consumer confidence and wants confidence to return to Australia’s car sector.We want Australians to know that they can buy or lease a new motor vehicle with confidence, secure in the knowledge that a Coalition Government will not proceed with the Labor Government’s poorly thought through changes to…

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Coalition makes rural and regional health a priority

  The Coalition will be working to get more and better trained medical experts into rural and regional areas with its health policy announced today, Ross Vasta for Bonner said. “We need more frontline services in Bonner, from highly skilled doctors, nurses and allied health professionals,” said Ross Vasta. “This is a huge issue here…

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VASTA DELIVERS $100,000 FOR MT GRAVATT MEN’S SHED

An elected Coalition Government will invest $100,000 to upgrade facilities at the Mt Gravatt Men’s Shed, announced the Liberal National Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta MP, today. Making the announcement with the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Julie Bishop MP this morning, Mr Vasta said he was proud to secure this investment in such…

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