Bert Takes On The Pros

MILES away from the politics inside Parliament House on Monday morning, local MP Bert van Manen was keeping a different score as the goal keeper in the Pollie vs Professionals football (Soccer) match. As Julia Gillard accumulated the numbers needed for the leadership ballot, Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP along with minister Stephen…

Bert Welcomes New Aussies

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen and Logan Mayor Pam Parker as well as local councillors welcomed in new Australian Citizens yesterday and enjoyed lamingtons at a ceremony held by the Twin Rivers Lions Club at the Beenleigh City Centre.  Special thanks to the Twin Rivers Lions Club for the delicious afternoon tea, the Beenleigh Brass Band…

Australian Defence Medal Ceremony

Bert recently held a ceremony to recognise the contribution and commitment to our nation’s security by two local ex-servicemen living in the Forde community.   Barrie John Hill and David William Rathbone both received the Australian Defence Medal during a presentation at the Beenleigh RSL. The Australian Defence Medal is awarded to Regular and Reserve…