More Australians in full-time work than ever before

Figures released by the ABS today underline the strength of the Australian economy, with more Australians in employment than ever before and full time employment surging. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said the figures were encouraging. “I am committed to reducing unemployment and particularly youth unemployment in Forde,” Mr van Manen said. “By…

Have your say on the National Sports Plan

Australians are being encouraged to have their say and to come forward with ideas for the National Sports Plan before consultation closes on 31 July. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said it was important that people from across Australia contributed to the extensive national consultation process that would steer the long-term future direction…

Grants available to support Younger Veterans

Member for Forde Bert van Manen is encouraging community and ex-service organisations to apply for grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans. Mr van Manen said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the military. “One…

CCTV investment secured

A major community safety boost has been secured for Forde with the locations for seven new Federal Government funded safety cameras confirmed. Seven CCTV cameras and one mobile safety camera vehicle will soon be added to Logan City Council’s surveillance network thanks to a $525,000 investment  secured by Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen…

National Firearms Amnesty officially commences

The National Firearms Amnesty has commenced, giving Australians an opportunity to hand in unregistered and unwanted firearms and improve community safety. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said in Australia, all firearms must be registered. “The national amnesty is an opportunity for any person who has an unregistered or unwanted firearm, such as a…