Please help celebrate our veterans

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen is calling on local businesses to celebrate the success and the contribution of veterans in the workplace by nominating for the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. Nominations for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards close on December 22. Mr van Manen said the awards had been established…

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Free driving lessons on offer

The Australian Government today approved an additional $16 million to extend a safe-driving program for learner drivers – keys2drive – for a further four years. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said the extension of the program, which follows a commitment in the 2017 Budget, would provide support for some of the most at-risk…

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New Framework provides a picture of Gold Coast-Tweed Head’s performance

The Australian Government’s National Cities Performance Framework is the first official framework to track the progress and performance of Australia’s largest cities. Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor said the Framework brings together critical data on key issues such as infrastructure, housing and liveability in an easily accessible online dashboard. “The Performance…

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Please, shop local this Christmas

In the lead-up to Christmas Day, Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen has urged the community to back small business and shop local. “The holiday season is when many small businesses work their hardest and employ more locals to meet the demands of the Christmas retail trade period,” Mr van Manen said. “It is…

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Park Ridge Panthers gets solar funding boost

Park Ridge Panthers Soccer Club is set to benefit from Government funding for a new solar electricity system under the Solar Communities Program. Local Federal MP Bert van Manen said the program, which was one of the Coalition’s 2016 election commitments providing $5 million to selected regions across Australia, had helped deliver lower electricity costs…

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