House debates

Monday, 18 February 2019

Statements by Members

Bonner Electorate

4:21 pm

Photo of Ross VastaRoss Vasta (Bonner, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Having grown up in Bonner and lived in the area for more than three decades, I am proud of the local community and blessed to be raising my own children in a place I care so deeply about. As the federal member, I am committed to working with locals to ensure Bonner is well represented. The coalition government's strong economy means we are able to deliver record funding for local schools and health services and continue to grow jobs in the area. The strong economy means we are able to invest in local road projects to get you home sooner and safer, we are able to back local small businesses with tax cuts and cut red tape, and we are able to keep our community and borders safe. Instead of raising taxes for hardworking families like Labor, a strong economy enables the coalition to focus on delivering lower electricity bills, cheaper medicines and affordable childcare to relieve cost-of-living pressures. With my consistent and active representation, I know that the community of Bonner can and will continue to flourish. I want to see our local area and people thriving and achieving their dreams, not struggling to pay bills and worrying about their future. I am proud to represent our vibrant multicultural community in Bonner and I will keep fighting for my local families down here in Canberra.