Grants available to support Younger Veterans

Member for Forde Bert van Manen is encouraging community and ex-service organisations to apply for grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans. Mr van Manen said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the military. “One…

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CCTV investment secured

A major community safety boost has been secured for Forde with the locations for seven new Federal Government funded safety cameras confirmed. Seven CCTV cameras and one mobile safety camera vehicle will soon be added to Logan City Council’s surveillance network thanks to a $525,000 investment  secured by Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen…

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National Firearms Amnesty officially commences

The National Firearms Amnesty has commenced, giving Australians an opportunity to hand in unregistered and unwanted firearms and improve community safety. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said in Australia, all firearms must be registered. “The national amnesty is an opportunity for any person who has an unregistered or unwanted firearm, such as a…

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2016 Census Reveal sheds new light on Forde

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released today the first results from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing with the high quality data-set revealing how Forde has grown and developed over time. The data snapshot recorded 165,538 people living in Forde, making up 43,990 families. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said…

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Forde residents on right PaTH

More than 5,000 young Australians now have jobs under the ‘Hire’ element of the Australian Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said Youth Jobs PaTH was a win for the local economy, with many local businesses already having taken advantage of the financial incentives available to hire more…

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Green Army mobilising on Albert River

The overgrown banks of the Albert River will soon be unrecognisable at the Eagleby Wetlands as the Green Army mobilises in the area. Backed by $200,000 of Federal Government funding, a Green Army team from Conservation Volunteers Australia has started work rejuvenating the waterway zone.   The project will also extend to the Mount Warren…

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