Locals encouraged to reap benefits of space program

Local businesses, students and families are being encouraged to “think big” and benefit from a renewed interest in space exploration and technology. The Morrison Government is positioning Australia for lift-off with a $150 million investment into businesses and new technologies that will support NASA on its inspirational campaign to return to the Moon and travel…

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One week left for schools to apply for project funding

Schools in Bonner have one week left to apply for funding through the Coalition Government’s Local School Community Fund to support small-scale projects. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said schools could apply for grants of up to $20,000 for school projects that benefit their students’ learning experience. “Projects could be anything from upgrading…

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Proud to support Bonner’s Local Sporting Champions

Local Sporting Champions continues to support more aspiring young sportspeople than ever before, with Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta encouraging families to apply for the next round of the popular grants program by 30 September 2019. The Morrison Government’s Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance to aspiring young athletes, coaches and officials between…

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Nominations open for 2020 Veterans’ Employment Awards

Local businesses can now nominate for the 2020 Prime Minister Veterans’ Employment Awards which highlights the contributions made by veterans in the civilian workforce and the businesses that support them. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the awards were a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate businesses of all sizes who employ or…

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Applications open for Women Leaders in Sport program

Female coaches, officials and administrators wanting to progress their leadership development can now apply for the Australian Government’s 2020 Women Leaders in Sport program. The Women Leaders in Sport program has provided professional development to more than 24,000 women since its inception in 2002 and applications for the 2020 program close 23 September 2019. Federal…

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Protecting farmers from animal activists

Tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed the Australian Parliament. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill showed farmers the Australian Government was on their side. “Militant animal activists have invaded farms across the country trespassing,…

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Grants to help Australians with disability live more connected lives

Applications are now open to share in $62 million National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants. Two ILC grant rounds are now open – the Mainstream Capacity Building program ($32 million available) and the Economic and Community Participation program ($30 million available). Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said…

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Bulk billing rates hit record level in Bonner

An increased number of Australians are attending General Practitioner (GP) appointments without reaching into their pockets, with GP bulk billing rates in Queensland under Medicare hitting a record high of 86 per cent for the full year of 2018-19. Since 2012-13, GP bulk billing rates in Queensland have increased by over four percent from 81.6…

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Local School Community Fund closing soon

Time is running out for schools in Bonner to access funding for new computers, sporting equipment or refurbishments with applications for the Coalition Government’s Local School Community Fund closing soon. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said there was less than one month to go for schools to apply for funding through the $30.2…

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Bonner business awarded defence grant

Bonner local business, Skyborne Technologies has been awarded $462,690 by the Morrison Governments Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority grant to make their mark in Australia’s Defence industry through the development of their armoured drone- Cereberus. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta says Skyborne Technologies unique combination of Artificial Intelligence and lightweight weaponised drone engineering is the…

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