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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

Financial assistance heading to councils

2015-11-24 09:56:18
Logan and Gold Coast councils will benefit from more than $14 million funding in 2015-16 thanks to the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Program. Read more

Empowering YOUth Initiative aims to help young people into jobs

2015-11-13 09:56:57
Organisations in Forde are invited to put forth fresh and innovative ideas to help vulnerable young Australians find and keep a job. Read more

Making private health insurance cheaper and better

2015-11-11 10:12:42
Residents are encouraged to have their say on how the private health insurance sector can deliver better value for money. Read more

Work experience helps Forde’s job seekers find employment

2015-11-05 15:02:00
The Federal Government’s new National Work Experience Programme has officially commenced and will assist job seekers gain valuable experience in workplaces around the country. Read more

State Government fails to prioritise M1 funding

2015-11-05 14:35:00
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP is bewildered the State Government continues to fail in its obligation to provide appropriate funding and project detail for the M1 upgrade, continually stalling the project. Read more