End to excessive card charges

The Turnbull Government’s tough new laws to protect consumers from excessive card surcharging have passed Parliament.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the Government’s Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015 passed the Senate on Monday (February 22) and would come into effect this year.   “While many merchants do…

Dob in a dealer

The Coalition Government in partnership with Crime Stoppers Australia have launched a new million dollar Dob in a Dealer campaign to encourage communities to help tackle the issue of manufacturing and distribution of drugs in their local area.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said crimes relating to methamphetamine, or ice, continued…

Infrastructure Australia identifies urban congestion as cause of M1 gridlock

Today’s release of Infrastructure Australia’s 15-year Australia Infrastructure Plan has identified urban congestion as the cause of gridlock on the M1 Pacific Motorway, with the problem considered a priority initiative.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP commends the report’s identification of the M1 Pacific Motorway – Gateway Motorway merge as a priority…