Labor Fails Australian Families

“This Budget confirms how out of touch Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan are with Australian families. It fails the essential test: to ease the cost of living on Australians who face higher prices every day,” Mr Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner, said today. “There is nothing in this Budget for Australian families doing it tough.…

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VOLUNTEER GRANTS 2011

Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner, has today encouraged voluntary organisations in Bonner to apply for the 2011 round of Volunteer Grants, which opened this week. Volunteer grants were first introduced by the Howard Government in recognition of the valuable contribution voluntary groups make to the community. 2011 marks the tenth year of their operation.…

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VOLUNTEER GRANTS 2011

Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner, has today encouraged voluntary organisations in Bonner to apply for the 2011 round of Volunteer Grants, which opened this week. Volunteer grants were first introduced by the Howard Government in recognition of the valuable contribution voluntary groups make to the community. 2011 marks the tenth year of their operation.The…

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Remembering our Anzac Day Heroes

Residents of Bonner and their children are encouraged to spend time on Anzac Day reflecting on the sacrifice servicemen and women have made and are currently making in defending Australia, the Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said today. Mr Vasta said the Anzac legend was born on 25 April 1915, when Australian and New Zealand…

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Saluting Their Service’ Certificates

Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner, wishes to remind those men and women who have given military service to Australia that they may be eligible for a Certificate of Appreciation under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Certificates of Appreciation are available in respect to the following conflicts and events: Second World War,…

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World War II Service recognised 65 years later

Mr Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner, has today announced that 65 years after being honourably discharged from the Australian Army, Frederick William Aubrey (AUB) Daw will be finally recognised for his wartime service. In a ceremony at the Bonner Electorate office on Monday 11th of April, Mr Daw will be presented with two service medals…

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My First Speech Competition for Young Australians

High school students in years 10, 11 and 12 are being invited to take part in a new national competition called “My First Speech”. Organised by the House of Representatives, students need to write and video a 3 minute speech as if it was their first speech to parliament. “This is a great opportunity for…

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Vasta Says ‘NO’ to Labor’s Carbon Tax

Ross Vasta, Federal MP for Bonner, believes that the Carbon tax would be a disaster for the people of Bonner.   “This is not a debate about whether Climate Change exists or does not exists it is a fight to stop the Labor Government bringing in a tax that they do not even believe is…

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Anzac Day Care Packages for the Troops

As Anzac Day approaches, we stand together and remember all those Australians who fought and gave their lives on behalf of an eternally grateful nation. As we remember those of wars past, we should also take a moment to spare a thought for those Australian soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen who are currently serving abroad.…

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