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The best things in life are friends, family and living in a wonderful community. We are fortunate to live in a great part of the world, we have a fantastic climate, beautiful natural fauna and flora and a wonderful community.
It is an absolute honour to represent you and our Forde community. We are one of the fastest growing electorates in Queensland.
The Forde electorate takes in 419 square kilometres from Shailer Park in the North to Upper Coomera and Wongawallan in the South, Carbrook in the East to Boronia Heights in the West.
Only by standing up for the people of Forde in full witness of the decisions made in Canberra can we improve our lifestyle and our community, thereby creating a better future for the generations to come.
I am very proud of our electorate and I enjoy getting out and meeting as many of you as I can.

Latest News

GREAT NEWS!!! Carbon Tax Repeal Media Release

2014-07-17 15:45:19
Today’s vote by the Senate to repeal the Carbon Tax is great news for local families and small businesses. Read more

My First Speech Competition 2014

2014-07-16 16:50:09
This competition will provide the opportunity for three lucky students to be flown to Canberra with a parent or guardian to present their speeches lives and undertake a program at Parliament House. Read more

Nominations Open for Young Leaders Forum Nominations are now open for the 16th Annual National Stude

2014-07-03 15:02:18
Nominations are now open for the 16th Annual National Student Leadership Forum (NSLF) on faith and values to be held in Parliament House and the Hyatt Hotel Canberra from the 4th – 7th September. Read more

Industry In Forde Focusses on the Future - Media Release 25th June 2014

2014-06-25 16:30:07
Local industry in Forde will sharpen its focus on the industries of the future, with Merino Country receiving a $50,0000 grant under the final round of the Australian Government’s Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Programme. Read more

Last Chance For Say on Child Care Rules Review - Media Release 25th June 2014

2014-06-25 09:56:59
Bert van Manen MP is encouraging local child care operators, educators and parents to have their say on how they think red tape in the sector can be reduced and the quality of care and education can be improved. Read more