International Women’s Day

This Friday marks the 102nd anniversary of International Women’s Day. “IWD is celebrated globally every year on 8 March, and recognises the economic and social achievements of women past and present and looking to the future to see where progress can still be made”, Ross Vasta said today.  “We are fortunate in Australia to have…

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Latest Gillard Government Private Health Insurance Increase Will Put More Pressure On Bonner Households

The latest decision of the Gillard Government to increase private health insurance premiums by 5.6% will drive even more people out of private health insurance says Ross Vasta, Member for Bonner.   “Every year under the Rudd/Gillard Government, Australian families have experienced private health insurance increases above the CPI”, said Ross Vasta.   “Julia Gillard…

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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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