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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

Logan's Migrant Services Inspire - Media Release 30th July 2014

2014-07-30 17:20:42
INNOVATIVE programs designed to support more than 215 cultures in Logan inspired a visit today by the Federal Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services. Read more

Welfare review public submissions closing soon

2014-07-28 17:33:20
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, is encouraging people in Forde to have their say on the recently released interim report proposing improvements to Australia’s welfare system. Read more

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