Opportunities open for small IT businesses

Smaller tech companies in Forde will benefit from changes to the Commonwealth’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) procurement rules. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen welcomed the Commonwealth’s decision to target a greater share of its multi-billion dollar annual ICT spend toward small to medium sized Aussie companies. “The nature of technology is that…

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Can you #DonateLife?

Bert van Manen is encouraging Forde residents to reflect on the gift of organ and tissue donation in the lead up DonateLife Thank You Day on Sunday 19 November. “In communities across Australia, including here in Forde, thousands of Australians lives are saved and transformed each year thanks to the generosity of living and deceased…

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A great time to be AccessAble

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen is encouraging employers and people with disability in Beenleigh to get involved in AccessAbility Day during the week of 4 – 8 December. AccessAbility Day is a new Australian Government initiative, connecting employers and people with disability for a day. The initiative aims to increase awareness, understanding and…

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Jobseekers encouraged to consider ‘the workforce behind the Defence Force’

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen has today welcomed the The Workforce Behind the Defence Force information campaign. The campaign highlights the need for a skilled, experienced and effective workforce to make possible the Government’s historic investment of $200 billion to grow Australia’s defence capability, securing our nation and building our industrial capacity and…

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Export Awards showcase Forde business

A Forde business is a finalist in the 55th Australian Export Awards, recognizing success in putting Australian innovation and expertise on a global stage. Noonan Race Engineering is in the running to win the Manufacturing Award, to be announced at the ceremony in Canberra on December 5. One of the finalists will be named the…

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Indigenous Affairs Minister tours Forde

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen brought Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion to the region today to hear directly from the local indigenous community. Mr van Manen and Minister Scullion met with representatives from the Beenleigh Housing and Development Company to discuss the history of local community housing, before travelling to the Yugambeh Museum.…

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