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…

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…

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…

Funding to support community radio broadcasters

The Turnbull Government is supporting the vital role the community radio sector plays in enhancing the diversity of Australia’s media and broadcasting sector with new funding announced today. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Turnbull Government announced $6.1 million over two years to support the rollout of digital radio services and…

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…

National vaccination program extended

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said seventy-year-old Australians can now get the shingles vaccine for free. The shingles vaccine will be free to eligible people, with a catch-up program available for adults aged 71 to 79 years. “This new National Shingles Vaccination Program is an important reminder that vaccinations don’t stop at…