Boer War Memorial

Boer War Memorial I am pleased to support the Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott, and the Member for Ryan Jane Prentice who presented a petition to Parliament in May.   The petition with over 10,200 signatures is to erect a memorial acknowledging The Boer War.   No memorial has yet been erected to remember the…

Creative Young Stars

Young people in Forde urged to apply to help them be creative young stars   Bert van Manen MP today urged students and young people in Forde to apply to share in $23,500 to help them develop their talents and chase their dreams by taking part in creative, cultural, academic and community activities.   The…

Statement – 30th May 2013

STATEMENT     I want the people in Forde to know that I was not prepared to support an increase in public funding to political parties.   Ultimately, it is not the Governments money to play with it is the Australian people’s taxes.   The Government can’t be making budget cuts because they are broke…

Local Tree Now Protected

LOCAL TREE NOW PROTECTED   Federal Member for Forde Bert Van Manen MP is proud to announce the inclusion of the threatened Ormeau Bottle Tree (Brachychiton) under the Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999   Mr van Manen said members of the Ormeau community have been fighting long and hard to save the endangered…