Calling Nominations for the 2012 National Disability Awards

The 2012 National Disability Awards nomination period has officially opened, and now in it’s sixth year has been established to honour and recognise the achievements of people and organisations that have made significant contributions to the community to improve the lives of people with a disability.Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta welcomed the opening of the Awards nomination…

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2012 Volunteer Grants Now Open

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta has encouraged voluntary organisations in the Bonner Electorate to apply for the 2012 round of Volunteer Grants.   Mr Vasta said the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program allows eligible not-for-profit organisations to further support their volunteers and encourage volunteering.   “I was pleased to see that last year many voluntary organisations took…

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Worst Possible Time for the World’s Biggest Carbon Tax

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 The decision of the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates by 25 basis points is confirmation that the economic storm clouds are gathering says Ross Vasta MP, Federal Member for Bonner.   “While home owners will welcome a cut in interest rates, they also understand the cut is a result of…

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Students in Bonner win national prize for excellence

Ross Vasta is delighted to congratulate Mr Daniel Byrne of Manly West, Mr Karl Domjahn of Wishart and Miss Karla Mayfield of Carindale who are recipients of the 2011 Australian Students Prize in the Bonner community. “The Australian Student Prize is a highly prestigious inaugural award programme that began in 1991 and only 500 prizes…

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Carbon Cop’ has Brisbane City Council in its sights

Brisbane City Council ratepayers stand to suffer yet another hit from the carbon tax, Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner said today.   Clean Energy Regulator or ‘Carbon Cop’ officials have told Senate Estimates that, on top of those ten councils* recently named on a list of 248 entities expected to be liable to pay…

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THE COALITION’S PLAN TO REVIVE FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

The Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta was joined today at Citipointe Christian College by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Tony Abbott to welcome the announcement by the Coalition to revive Foreign Languages in Schools throughout Australia.   “With such a multicultural community it is heartening to see the Coalition commit to reviving…

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