National vaccination program extended

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said seventy-year-old Australians can now get the shingles vaccine for free. The shingles vaccine will be free to eligible people, with a catch-up program available for adults aged 71 to 79 years. “This new National Shingles Vaccination Program is an important reminder that vaccinations don’t stop at…

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Grant supports Park Ridge Pirates

The Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Program is driving improvements across the region with Park Ridge Pirates AFL Club the latest organisation to be awarded a grant. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Park Ridge Pirates had received $18,562 under Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Program. “This funding will be used by…

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New equipment for Beenleigh Buffaloes

Beenleigh Buffaloes AFL Club will be better supported to launch a senior women’s team next season thanks to a Turnbull Government Stronger Communities grant. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP visited the club to congratulate them on receiving a $5745 grant under Round 2 of the program. “Beenleigh Buffaloes just finished off a…

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New shade shelter for Ormeau Shearers JRLFC

An exciting new grandstand shade project for the Ormeau Junior Rugby League Football Club (JRLFC) will be going ahead thanks to a generous Turnbull Government Stronger Communities grant. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Ormeau Junior RLFC would receive $13,182 under Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Program. “Brien Harris Oval is…

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Forde local wins Silver at WorldSkills event

Local competitors have shone on the national stage in the WorldSkills Australia competition. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said WorldSkills Australia was the largest and most prestigious trade and skills competition held in Australia, with this year’s event attracting a record 514 competitors from around the country. “Of the 155 medals presented…

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Coalition delivers $1 million for state-of-the-art autism early intervention centre

High-needs autistic children in Logan will receive state of the art care with a nearly $1 million investment in the Logan Autism Centre of Excellence coming from round three of the Coalition’s National Stronger Regions Fund. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project would provide critical early intervention services for children and their families. “I’m…

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