Government moves forward on $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme

The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitment to invest $100 million in telecommunications infrastructure to improve mobile coverage in outer metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.   Inadequate mobile phone coverage remains a significant issue for Australians living, working and travelling in regional and remote areas of the country.   “The Abbott government understands the…

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Green Army to deliver environmental benefits to Bonner

The Abbott Government today reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Army. “The Green Army is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy. It will provide hands-on experience for young people in Bonner as well as protect local environmental sites across Bonner,” the Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said. “The Government will provide $525 million over…

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SUPPORTING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN BONNER

Bonner will benefit from the Abbott Government’s commitment to build the infrastructure of the 21st Century with more than $70 million for local projects announced in the 2014-15 Budget. This is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to invest a record $13.4 billion in productivity-enhancing infrastructure in Queensland which will create thousands of jobs,…

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More opportunity for Bonner higher education students

    More people in Bonner will be able to benefit from higher education as a result of improvements to the higher education system announced as part of the 2014-15 Budget today.   “The Abbott Government’s higher education reforms will expand opportunities and choice in Bonner meaning more people will be able to study,” Member…

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REFORM AND ACTION ON INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION

The Commonwealth Government is committed to adoption reform to enable more people to find families.     A new report has identified significant barriers facing Australian families wanting to adopt from overseas. Inconsistent rules, costs and the lengthy wait to adopt currently deter many people from even starting the adoption process.   The COAG agreed to…

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BONNER COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO REMEMBER AT ANZAC DAY

Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, is encouraging his community to remember Australian servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts. “On Anzac Day, it’s important to take a moment to reflect and recognise the men and women who served our nation in wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations.” Ross Vasta said Anzac Day is one of the most important…

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Australian Government honours our dedicated police officers

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta MP has announced that the Australian Government will extend the eligibility for the National Police Service Medal.   Ross Vasta said until now, police officers whose service concluded between 14 February 1975 and 30 October 2008 were ineligible for this distinguished medal.   The National Police Service Medal recognises 15…

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