Disaster assistance for suburbs affected by flood

Suburbs in Logan and the Gold Coast impacted by the flood from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie will be able to access additional disaster assistance through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said assistance would be available for personal hardship and distress, removal of…

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Diverted Profits Tax will prevent profit shifting

Multinational companies will be prevented from shifting profits made in Australia offshore after the Turnbull Government successfully passed a new Diverted Profits Tax in Parliament. The new Diverted Profits Tax will commence on July 1, 2017 and will prevent multinational companies from shifting profits made in Australia offshore to avoid paying tax. Federal Member for…

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Apply for NAIDOC funding to support your event

The history, culture and achievements of First Australians will be celebrated through a $1.4 million Coalition Government grants round to support events to be held as part of NAIDOC Week activities in July. The 2017 NAIDOC grants funding round is part of a $1.9 million investment the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion has committed to…

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Deal reached to upgrade the M1

The Turnbull Coalition Government has reached a deal with the Queensland Government to deliver two upgrades for M1 commuters that will ease congestion and help you get home quicker. The Australian and Queensland governments announced a roads package worth more than half a billion dollars for Queensland. The Package includes: • Six-laning of the Pacific…

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International Women’s Day – Helping women get to work

With today marking International Women’s Day, Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP has welcomed the announced expansion of a successful employment partnership between the Turnbull Government and UnitingCare Australia. “The Turnbull Government is proud to have developed an effective partnership with UnitingCare to deliver meaningful pre-employment training to women looking to engage in…

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Fair Work Commission cuts Sunday penalty rates

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the independent Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut Sunday penalty rates for the retail, hospitality and fast-food industries was a result of Bill Shorten’s time as Workplace Relations Minister. “When the Opposition Leader was Workplace Relations Minister under a Gillard-Rudd-Labor Government, he specifically amended the…

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