Record funding for legal assistance sector

The Turnbull Coalition Government has committed a further injection of funding to the legal assistance sector as part of the 2017-18 Federal Budget. The Turnbull Government will provide a further $55.7 million over the next three years to community legal centres ($39 million) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services ($16.7 million). Federal Member for…

New campaign to encourage childhood vaccinations

The Turnbull Government is rolling out a new $5.5 million immunisation awareness campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated. While Australia’s immunisation rates are already high, the Government wants all Australian children fully vaccinated before they start school. Research shows that when people are fully informed about the benefits of…

Delivering safer communities in Forde

The Coalition Government is delivering on its election commitments in Forde with the expansion of the Logan Safety Camera Program under the Safer Communities Fund. The Safer Communities Fund is a grassroots level grant programme to assist local communities address crime and anti-social behaviour and support crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets and communities…

Disaster Recovery Assistance – Payments, Allowances & Loans

Disaster Recovery Payment The Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) provides a one-off, non-means tested recovery payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children. DRP is targeted towards those most severely affected by a disaster. It is Commonwealth-funded, and is delivered by the Commonwealth Department of Human Services. Eligibility An individual may be eligible…

Tax cuts for small and medium businesses

More than 11,000 small businesses in Forde will receive tax cuts to grow their company and employ more people as part of the Turnbull Government’s Enterprise Tax Plan. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the historic cuts would give Australia’s two million plus small businesses, including the local butcher, newsagent or corner…

Disaster assistance for suburbs affected by flood

Suburbs in Logan and the Gold Coast impacted by the flood from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie will be able to access additional disaster assistance through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said assistance would be available for personal hardship and distress, removal of…

Diverted Profits Tax will prevent profit shifting

Multinational companies will be prevented from shifting profits made in Australia offshore after the Turnbull Government successfully passed a new Diverted Profits Tax in Parliament. The new Diverted Profits Tax will commence on July 1, 2017 and will prevent multinational companies from shifting profits made in Australia offshore to avoid paying tax. Federal Member for…

Apply for NAIDOC funding to support your event

The history, culture and achievements of First Australians will be celebrated through a $1.4 million Coalition Government grants round to support events to be held as part of NAIDOC Week activities in July. The 2017 NAIDOC grants funding round is part of a $1.9 million investment the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion has committed to…