Yatala Traffic Congestion Improves

  AN UPGRADED section of Stanmore Road at Yatala is now open to traffic, with Stage 3 of a larger works programme now completed.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the works, which have upgraded the stretch between Darlington Drive and Peachey Road, were funded through the…

One Call for Do Not Call

  The Australian Government has introduced legislation to change the Do Not Call Register so it will only be necessary to place a phone number on the Register once, as opposed to re-registering after eight years. Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said households will no longer have to remember to renew their…

Boost to Forde through local government grants – Media Release 19th August 2014

NEW payments to councils in Forde are being made today under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said Federal Government is providing $2.3 billion to local councils nationwide in 2014-15 alone, including $453.1million to Queensland councils.   Councils in the Electorate of Forde will receive…

Are Your Children Cyber-Bullied?

One in five young Australians aged eight to seventeen experiences cyber-bullying each year, according to new research commissioned by the Federal Government and released today. Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP has urged parents to make contact with his office to raise their concerns about cyber bullying and to ensure they are receiving…

Logan’s Migrant Services Inspire – Media Release 30th July 2014

  INNOVATIVE programs designed to support more than 215 cultures in Logan inspired a visit today by the Federal Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services.   Forde MP, Bert van Manen invited the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator The Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells to Logan to showcase several organisations…