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…

Needs-based funding for Forde’s schools

Schools and students in Forde will be well supported into the future through the Turnbull Government’s new plan to better target funding and evidence-based programs for local students. Today the government announced it would grow funding for Queensland schools by 91.5 per cent over the next 10 years. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen…