Ross Vasta MP: Manly home to Australia’s first Clean Marina harbour
Manly Boat Harbour, in Brisbane’s bayside, has become Australia’s first Clean Marina harbour with all marinas having recently received national environmental accreditation from Clean Marinas Australia, a division of the Marina Association of Australia.
East Coast Marina was the first of the Manly marinas to receive accreditation. The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club, Wynnum Manly Yacht Club Marina, and the WM Gunn Marina (managed by the Port of Brisbane Corporation) have since followed suit and now all are proudly flying their Clean Marina flags.
Ross Vasta MP: Local Unemployment Continues to Fall
The latest unemployment figures reveal the Australian Government’s strong economic management is seeing unemployment levels in Wynnum and Manly continue to fall, according to Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta MP.
The Small Area Labour Markets publication -released this week - indicates that the unemployment rate for Wynnum fell from 8.0% in September last year to 7.4% in September 2004.
Ross Vasta MP: Vasta Thanks Residents and Family in First Speech
In an impassioned maiden speech to Parliament yesterday, the first member for Queensland’s new federal electorate of Bonner, Ross Vasta MP vowed that he would not let his constituents down.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be entrusted by the people to be their voice and their representative in federal parliament. … I promise that the voice of Bonner will be loud and clear,” Mr Vasta said.
Watched by Prime Minister John Howard, his parents; former Supreme Court Judge Angelo Vasta and Raffaela, Mr Vasta said his commitment to the electorate was strong yet simple.