DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK

Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner recognises the significance of Dementia Awareness Week and the ongoing contribution of Alzheimer’s Australia in supporting and advocating for those living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Ross Vasta said almost 280,000 people live with dementia with approximately 1,600 new cases diagnosed each week.  “Dementia has been singled…

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COALITION SECURES TRIPS HOME FOR TROOPS

Over 22,000 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel, including those living in the electorate of Bonner recently learnt they would be able to travel home to see their families at Christmas after the Labor Government was forced to backflip on its mean-spirited cut to their travel entitlements.   Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, said this was…

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Ross Vasta: I stood up for Fair Indexation

Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner, said he stood up for Fair Indexation in the Parliament today.   “Today the House of Representatives voted against a Coalition proposal to give our veterans a fair go”, Ross Vasta said.   “The Coalition moved to prevent further debate on the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 until…

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ROSS SAYS HOUSEHOLDS AND BUSINESS IN BONNER WILL EXPERIENCE BILL SHOCK FROM JULIA GILLARD’S CARBON TAX

Ross Vasta, Member for Bonner, said Julia Gillard’s attempt at blaming others for surging electricity prices was laughable given that she introduced the world’s biggest carbon tax only weeks ago. “The electricity bills are starting to arrive throughout Bonner and families and businesses are starting to experience ‘bill shock’ from Julia Gillard’s carbon tax”, said…

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NOMINATE NOW TO FIND OUR NEXT AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

Ross Vasta today called on Bonner community members to have their say about who should be the next Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.   Nominations are now open for the Australian of the Year Awards 2013. You can nominate online at www.australianoftheyear.org.au,…

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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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