$26 MILLION FOR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents in Bonner and around the nation with a $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program. Member for Bonner said the impending birth and arrival of a baby—the perinatal period—brings incredible joy as well as new challenges and…

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LOCALS HAVE THEIR SAY ON LABOR’S RETIREE TAX

More than 5,500 vulnerable retirees in Bonner will be worse off financially as a result of Labor’s proposed retiree tax. Recently a large number of locals attended the Economics standing committee hearing into the implications of removing refundable franking credits in Eight Mile Plains and explained the hardship they are likely to face as a…

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PM’S SCIENCE PRIZE

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PM’S SCIENCE PRIZE The quest to find Australia’s top scientists, innovators and science teachers is on again with nominations opening for this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. From pure research to innovative commercial applications to teaching excellence, the prizes recognise our best and brightest. Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has encouraged…

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DRIVING DOWN COST OF CHILD CARE IN BONNER

Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the Morrison Government’s reforms to child care were driving down out-of-pocket costs for parents in Bonner. Mr Vasta said since our Government’s Child Care Subsidy was introduced on 2 July 2018, out-of-pocket child care costs for families had reduced by 10.4 per cent. “The Morrison Government is providing record…

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$36.8 MILLION TO IMPROVE LIVES OF PARKINSONS SUFFERERS

The Liberal National Government is making a significant investment of $36.8 million for Parkinson’s medical research through the Garvan Institute’s Australian Parkinson Mission and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living with the disease and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating condition. Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said Parkinson’s…

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 BONNER VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Bonner Volunteer Awards, to help recognise outstanding local volunteers and volunteer groups in the Bonner electorate. Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta is encouraging local people to nominate individuals and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer qualities, made a significant and lasting contribution to the community, and set…

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