New uni students encouraged to get claims early

Australian students planning to start university in 2020 can now lodge their claim for Youth Allowance or Austudy. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Morrison Government was committed to supporting students through their studies and the earlier they claim the more likely payments will commence by the time their course begins. “Claiming…

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Online resources to help future careers of young Australians

A new Schooltowork website has been developed to equip parents, employers and schools with the resources needed to support secondary students making decisions about their future career. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the website was part of the Morrison Government’s Future Ready: a student focused National Career Education Strategy. “The website was…

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Reducing family violence in Australian communities

Community organisations will work directly with men through culturally appropriate initiatives under the Morrison Government’s National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022 plan. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said over the next three years $2.3 million would be added to the Plan to address the unique challenges in reducing…

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Local businesses support disaster struck communities

Local businesses in Bonner are rallying behind drought affected communities in Queensland as they begin to recover from devastating droughts and bushfires. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said he was proud of the people in his electorate for rising up and helping Australians doing it tough. “The spirit of mateship has really shone…

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New breast cancer drug added to PBS

Australians living with advanced breast cancer now have access to life-saving medicine thanks to the Morrison Government’s listing of Verzenio® (abemaciclib) to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the new drug would treat non-premenopausal patients with advanced hormone receptor positive human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative breast…

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Important changes to improve the quality of aged care

The quality of Australia’s aged care sector has been significantly strengthened following new reforms introduced by the Morrison Government. Older Australians will now have access to an aged care system with vastly improved compliance and quality following a bolstering of the functions of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. The additional functions and responsibilities…

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Don’t forget to have your say on Lindum Crossing

Don’t forget to have your say on the Lindum Station Precinct Study with community consultation closing Friday, February 28. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said information from the community would help shape the plans to provide a safe crossing, improve traffic flow and protect the rail corridor. “Already we’ve seen hundreds of residents…

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Website reduces bill shock for medical patients

The Morrison Government has taken action to reduce ‘bill shock’ for medical patients through the development of the Medical Cost Finder website. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the website helped patients make the best decisions for their health and their pockets. “Knowing in advance about the typical costs for a medical procedure,…

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Make registering your New Year’s resolution

Families are being urged to make a New Year’s resolution that counts this year and register to be an organ and tissue donor. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said with 1,500 Australians currently on a transplant list and a further 11,000 on dialysis, registration is simple and could save a life. “You only…

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