Helping young people transition to work

The Australian Government today announced 11 successful organisations that will help young people and early school leavers become work ready under the first round of the new Transition to Work programme.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the initiative would ensure young job seekers aged 15-21 receive intensive support from community-based…

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One million families benefit from child care reforms

Almost one million Australian families will benefit as a result of the Turnbull Government’s Jobs for Families package. The Government’s new child care package includes more than $3 billion in additional funding and will support around 1.2 million families in 2017-18 as they balance work and family responsibilities, as well as protect those most vulnerable, and…

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Funding to upgrade bridge on Chardon Bridge Road

Forde has secured $1.6 million in funding under round two of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Programme to support vital upgrades of local bridge infrastructure.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the bridge at Chardon Bridge Road, Cedar Creek had been identified as in important project for funding.   “Local bridges…

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Multinational anti tax avoidance measures pass Senate

Government’s multinational anti tax avoidance measures pass Senate The Turnbull Government secured the passage of the Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill Thursday evening, a critical piece of legislation, which will ensure major international companies operating in Australia but booking profits offshore have to pay tax here.   This Government is committed to…

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Stronger foreign investment regime comes into force

The Coalition Government’s robust new foreign investment regime has come into force on December 1, providing stronger enforcement and a better resourced system with clearer rules for foreign investors.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said foreign investment rules needed to be strong, effective and enforceable.   “The changes taking effect provide…

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Financial assistance heading to councils

Logan and Gold Coast councils will benefit from more than $14 million funding in 2015-16 thanks to the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Program.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said more than $3.5 million funding had already been paid to Logan and Gold Coast council’s this quarter.   “Councils will have the…

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Making private health insurance cheaper and better

Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP encourages residents to have their say on how the private health insurance sector can deliver better value for money.   This week the Federal Government launched an online survey after Australians dumped or downgraded half a million ‘all-inclusive’ private health insurance policies last year, with record numbers…

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