LOCALS HAVE THEIR SAY ON LABOR’S RETIREE TAX

More than 5,500 vulnerable retirees in Bonner will be worse off financially as a result of Labor’s proposed retiree tax. Recently a large number of locals attended the Economics standing committee hearing into the implications of removing refundable franking credits in Eight Mile Plains and explained the hardship they are likely to face as a…

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PM’S SCIENCE PRIZE

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PM’S SCIENCE PRIZE The quest to find Australia’s top scientists, innovators and science teachers is on again with nominations opening for this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. From pure research to innovative commercial applications to teaching excellence, the prizes recognise our best and brightest. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has encouraged…

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DRIVING DOWN COST OF CHILD CARE IN BONNER

Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the Morrison Government’s reforms to child care were driving down out-of-pocket costs for parents in Bonner. Mr Vasta said since our Government’s Child Care Subsidy was introduced on 2 July 2018, out-of-pocket child care costs for families had reduced by 10.4 per cent. “The Morrison Government is providing record…

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$36.8 MILLION TO IMPROVE LIVES OF PARKINSONS SUFFERERS

The Liberal National Government is making a significant investment of $36.8 million for Parkinson’s medical research through the Garvan Institute’s Australian Parkinson Mission and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living with the disease and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating condition. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said Parkinson’s…

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 BONNER VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Bonner Volunteer Awards, to help recognise outstanding local volunteers and volunteer groups in the Bonner electorate. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta is encouraging local people to nominate individuals and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer qualities, made a significant and lasting contribution to the community, and set…

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COALITION INVESTS IN SAFER TRAVEL FOR BONNER FAMILIES

Bonner motorists will spend less time on the road stuck in congestion, thanks to the Coalition’s announcement to fully fund the $6 million upgrade of the problematic intersection at Chelsea and Rickertt Road in Ransome. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund would be put to work in the Bonner electorate,…

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BONNER DEFENCE INDUSTRY BOOMING

The Liberal National Government’s record investment in Defence industry is driving world class technological advances to keep Australian troops safe and creating new jobs in South-East Brisbane. Bonner MP Ross Vasta and the Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Steven Ciobo recently visited Teledyne Technologies in Eight Mile Plains and BMD at the Port of…

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$33 MILLION TO BUST CONGESTION IN BRISBANE’S EAST

Bonner motorists will spend less time on the road, with the Morrison Government investing $18 million in local congestion busting infrastructure projects. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund would be put to work in the Bonner electorate, upgrading roads and fixing trouble spots in the area. “Better roads get us…

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