Students in Bonner win national prize for excellence

Ross Vasta is delighted to congratulate Mr Daniel Byrne of Manly West, Mr Karl Domjahn of Wishart and Miss Karla Mayfield of Carindale who are recipients of the 2011 Australian Students Prize in the Bonner community. “The Australian Student Prize is a highly prestigious inaugural award programme that began in 1991 and only 500 prizes…

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Carbon Cop’ has Brisbane City Council in its sights

Brisbane City Council ratepayers stand to suffer yet another hit from the carbon tax, Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner said today.   Clean Energy Regulator or ‘Carbon Cop’ officials have told Senate Estimates that, on top of those ten councils* recently named on a list of 248 entities expected to be liable to pay…

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THE COALITION’S PLAN TO REVIVE FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

The Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta was joined today at Citipointe Christian College by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Tony Abbott to welcome the announcement by the Coalition to revive Foreign Languages in Schools throughout Australia.   “With such a multicultural community it is heartening to see the Coalition commit to reviving…

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BUDGET PROVES LABOR IS NO FRIEND OF SMALL BUSINESS

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the Federal Budget offered little or nothing for small businesses in Bonner about to be whacked by the world’s biggest carbon tax. “The Gillard Government has shown that its got no feel for small business, offering nothing new in the budget  to provide immediate relief to struggling businesses…

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National Families Week – AUSTRALIAN FAMILIES UNDER PRESSURE

“National Families Week is a great opportunity to reflect on the importance of all families in Bonner,” said Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner today.   National Families Week will be held from Tuesday, 15 May to Monday, 21 May 2012 and will coincide with International Families Day on Tuesday, 15 May 2012.   “Wayne…

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Budget Reply 2012 – Restoring Hope, Reward and Opportunity

Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner said Budget week has demonstrated that the Coalition offers a very clear economic plan for Bonner and the people of Australia.   “The Coalition has demonstrated it has a strong plan for economic growth; and the plan starts with abolishing the carbon tax”, said Ross Vasta.   “Abolishing the…

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Brisbane Airport Community Information Session

Brisbane Airport Corporation is holding a community information session as part of its commitment to community engagement. The Brisbane Airport Community Information Sessions are designed to give local residents the opportunity to have their questions about the Brisbane airport answered one-on-one. Stations are set up around the room on key topics of interest such as…

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2012 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament

Applications for the 2012 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament are now open to allow 15-25 year olds in Queensland a chance to be proactive on important issues to them. Applications close on Friday February 24. The YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament is an apolitical state-wide program that gives young people the opportunity to speak out about what…

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