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.
Payment Increase for 3.6 Million Pensioners
2014-03-04 16:07:51More than 3.6 million pensioners will receive an increase to their payments from 20 March. Read more
2014-01-24 15:16:54View Terms & Conditions here. Read more
New Website to Boost Volunteers in Forde - Media Release 17th January 2014
2014-01-17 11:24:41Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP has partnered with DoSomething! charity to launch a website making it easier for people to volunteer locally. Read more
School Leavers Apply Now for Youth Allowance
2013-12-19 17:08:03High School leavers might be enjoying a well-earned summer break, but those thinking about going on to tertiary study or starting an apprenticeship start applying for Youth Allowance now. Read more
GREAT NEWS!!! - ATO Withdraws Draft GST ruling - Media Release 19th December 2013
2013-12-19 16:20:06Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, welcomes the decision by the Australian Taxation Office to withdraw its draft ruling seeking to apply GST to sites fees. Read more