Deal reached to upgrade the M1

The Turnbull Coalition Government has reached a deal with the Queensland Government to deliver two upgrades for M1 commuters that will ease congestion and help you get home quicker. The Australian and Queensland governments announced a roads package worth more than half a billion dollars for Queensland. The Package includes: • Six-laning of the Pacific…

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International Women’s Day – Helping women get to work

With today marking International Women’s Day, Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP has welcomed the announced expansion of a successful employment partnership between the Turnbull Government and UnitingCare Australia. “The Turnbull Government is proud to have developed an effective partnership with UnitingCare to deliver meaningful pre-employment training to women looking to engage in…

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Fair Work Commission cuts Sunday penalty rates

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the independent Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut Sunday penalty rates for the retail, hospitality and fast-food industries was a result of Bill Shorten’s time as Workplace Relations Minister. “When the Opposition Leader was Workplace Relations Minister under a Gillard-Rudd-Labor Government, he specifically amended the…

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New support for youth jobs

A new Federal Government incentive is now available to help local businesses hire additional staff. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the changes introduced through the Coalition Government’s jobactive PaTH Program would help local business hire young people in the community. New wage subsidies are a key component of the Government’s new…

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