Instant asset write-off extension one step closer

An extension to the popular instant asset write-off programme is one step closer thanks to a Bill introduced to Parliament this week, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says. “Across Australia I heard from hundreds of small business people how helpful the $20,000 instant asset write-off programme is to help businesses grow, pursue new ideas and hire…

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Peru a possibility for Forde exporters

The Turnbull Government is seeking a high quality, comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Peru to open new markets for Forde exporters that will create more local jobs.   MP Bert van Manen said Peru presents a growing opportunity for Forde exporters that the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) will help unlock.   “Over the…

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New export opportunities for Forde

The Turnbull Government has launched negotiations to secure a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Hong Kong to help create more jobs in Forde. Forde MP Bert van Manen said an FTA with Hong Kong would create new export opportunities for local service providers. “This will be a very modern FTA focused on securing access for…

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Lodge or Leave

The Turnbull Government has set a deadline for thousands of Illegal Maritime Arrivals (IMAs) who flooded into Australia under the previous Labor Government to prove they are genuine refugees and owed protection by Australia. They must lodge applications for processing by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by October 1. There are 7500…

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Bert shouting cuppas in June

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen will be hosting his Cuppa with Bert catch up in June. Mr van Manen is looking forward to speaking with locals at the Latte and Cream Café in the Eagleby Shopping Plaza on June 3. Mr van Manen will shout the coffees. “The Cuppa with Bert invites residents…

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Suicide prevention trial for Logan

A new Turnbull Government-funded suicide prevention pilot program to better support and protect those most at risk of taking their own lives will soon get underway in Logan, Queensland. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Brisbane South Primary Health Network had commissioned the Brook Recovery, Empowerment, Development (Brook RED) Centre to…

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Budget 2017

The Turnbull Government is making the right choices to ensure our nation’s remarkable economic growth story continues, so we can secure better days ahead for hard-working Australians in Forde. “Our economic growth has been hard won and we have consistently outperformed the largest advanced economies in the world but we shouldn’t take our success for…

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Online funding estimator for schools

A new schools funding estimator will help parents, teachers, principals and school communities in Forde see exactly how they stand to benefit from the Turnbull Government’s new $18.6 billion needs-based schools funding plan. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the new online estimator showed that schools across the Forde electorate would benefit…

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