New project funding for Bonner schools

A greenhouse, LED lighting and a library refurbishment are among some of the exciting new projects for schools in Bonner who received funding under the Morrison Government’s Local School Community Fund program. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said students would be the big winners in this funding program, which supports small but vital…

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Roads to Recovery funding flows in Bonner

Local road maintenance in the Bonner electorate will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the program would help deliver a much-needed upgrade to Player Street in Upper Mount Gravatt. “This project will extend Player Street to provide a connection…

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Cutting red tape for families

Families with children attending child care during the school holidays will find it easier to re-enrol for the following year after the Morrison Government passed legislation to amend the Child Care Package. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the updated legislation meant families and providers would generally not have to re-enrol children unless…

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New Aged Care package for Bonner’s seniors

A $537 million funding boost will deliver 10,000 new home care packages for Australia’s seniors and help deliver quality aged care to seniors in the Bonner electorate. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Morrison Government’s funding boost was in response to the three priority areas identified in the Aged Care Royal Commission…

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Funding grants available to support Men’s Sheds

Australia’s 135 Men’s Sheds will share in $500,000 funding under the Morrison Government National Shed Development Programme. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the grant would support Men’s Sheds to buy tools and equipment, maintain their infrastructure, coordinate training events and host community activities about men’s health issues. “Grant rounds are held twice…

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Volunteers needed to feed students breakfast

Mount Gravatt-East State School (MGESS) is looking for volunteers to help provide breakfast through their morning Top-Up Station to ensure kids have the brain food they need to start their day of learning. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said volunteers were the lifeblood of local communities and what MGESS needs to keep this…

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New grants available to help Bonner get active

The Morrison Government’s $19.6 million Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity grants program is open now. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said it was a great opportunity for local organisations to apply for the grant and run programs which aim to break down barriers that stop people getting active, and bring…

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Heavy vehicle funding applications now open

Applications for Round 5 of the Morrison Government’s National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) are now open to improve the safety and provision of programs for heavy vehicle operators. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI) was a great opportunity to fund programs and initiatives aimed at improving road…

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Christmas appeal attracting generous donations

The Ross Vasta Christmas Appeal for Stanthorpe has attracted generous community support, including from eight-year-old Charlotte Mews who recently donated $123 she raised though a bake sale. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said he was so proud of Charlotte who wanted to donate the money she raised through Moreton Bay Girl Guides to…

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Breast cancer MRI added to Medicare

Women with or suspected of having breast cancer will be able to claim Medicare benefits for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, from 1 November 2019. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said approximately 14,000 patients each year, predominantly women, wouldbenefit from these services. “The Morrison Government has added these new MRI services to the…

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