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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Vasta Praises the Brave Conduct of the Brisbane Coast Guard Volunteers

In Federal Parliament today, Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner praised the actions of Craig Bowen and Steve Creevey who have both been awarded a commendation from the Federal Government’s Bravery Awards Department. In the announcement gazetted officially today, the two men from the Manly chapter of the Brisbane Coast Guard will receive a Commendation…

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Vasta calls on Gillard to Provide Certainty under the NDRRA to BCC

In a speech before parliament this week, Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner, joined the chorus of voices calling on the Prime Minister to provide assurances about what is considering to constitute “essential Public infrastructure” under the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements. “I join the Lord Mayor of Brisbane in urging the Federal Government…

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