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…

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…

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…

Local organisations can apply for SmartTech grants

Local councils, companies, not-for-profits and research organisations in Forde can now apply for up to $5 million in funding to support smart tech projects for their local communities. The Coalition Government’s $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program has been opened by Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor. Mr Taylor said he…

New equipment for Beenleigh Buffaloes

Beenleigh Buffaloes AFL Club will be better supported to launch a senior women’s team next season thanks to a Turnbull Government Stronger Communities grant. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP visited the club to congratulate them on receiving a $5745 grant under Round 2 of the program. “Beenleigh Buffaloes just finished off a…

New shade shelter for Ormeau Shearers JRLFC

An exciting new grandstand shade project for the Ormeau Junior Rugby League Football Club (JRLFC) will be going ahead thanks to a generous Turnbull Government Stronger Communities grant. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Ormeau Junior RLFC would receive $13,182 under Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Program. “Brien Harris Oval is…