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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Gambling ads banned during live sport

The Turnbull Government has announced a comprehensive package of reforms that will improve the sustainability of Australia’s free-to-air broadcasting sector, support the creation of high quality Australian content and modernise broadcasting and content regulation. The package also includes a community dividend in the form of further restrictions on gambling advertising. Federal Member for Forde Bert…