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.
Review of the National Broadband Network
2013-12-12 15:58:34The Strategic Review of the National Broadband Network reveals very fast broadband can be delivered to all Australians four years sooner and for $32 billion less than under Labor by using a mix of technologies. Read more
Residents Band Together to Send Message to the ATO - 29th November 2013
2013-11-29 14:01:36Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP and State Member for Waterford, Mike Latter MP joined hundreds of local residents at Palm Lake Resort in Waterford today to send a message to the ATO. Read more
How You Can Support Our Troops This Christmas
2013-11-20 09:27:53Find out how to make a donation, send messages of support or a care package to our Troops here. Read more
Centenary of Anzac Grants Program funding increased to $125,000 - Media Release 29th October 2013
2013-10-29 15:24:20Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP has today announced local funding for the Federal Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program (ACLGP) has increased to $125,000. Read more
Carbon Tax Repeal Media Release 17th October 2013
2013-10-17 16:40:33The Coalition Government is delivering on its election commitment to scrap the carbon tax. When the carbon tax is gone, households in Forde will be around $550 better off in 2014‑15 than they would have been with the carbon tax in place. Read more