State Government fails to prioritise M1 funding

Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP is bewildered the State Government continues to fail in its obligation to provide appropriate funding and project detail for the M1 upgrade, continually stalling the project.   “The Federal Coalition Government has already said it is willing to provide $10 million towards the business case for the…

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Nominations open for National Disability Awards

The 2015 National Disability Awards are now open, giving Australians the chance to acknowledge the many people, organisations and initiatives across the country that make a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, said the Awards help build awareness of disability issues and showcase…

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Fix the M1 Taskforce launched

A joint taskforce made up of representatives from all levels of government, local business people and various community organisations has been formed in a collaborative effort to fix the M1 highway congestion.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the Fix the M1 Taskforce was a bipartisan group, ready to work together…

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New Trade Training Centre skilling Forde’s students

Students in Logan and Scenic Rim will be able to learn useful vocational skills with the opening of the new Logan Scenic Rim Trade Training Centre at Park Ridge State High School.   The Logan Scenic Rim Trade Training Centre will allow secondary school students to earn qualifications in automotive maintenance and repair, electrotechnology and…

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Funding boost for local veterans

Beenleigh and District RSL Sub-branch in Forde has today received Federal Government funding to assist ex-service organisations (ESOs) to continue their important work with the local veteran community.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the funding was part of the Australian Government’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program, which…

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NBN Rollout coming to Forde

Homes and businesses in Forde are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network (NBN), with more than 8200 premises to benefit from the next build to commence on the network in the fourth quarter of 2016.   The NBN Co released a quarterly national rollout plan to December 2016, which includes part of…

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New jobactive service up and running

Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen has today welcomed the start of the Australian Government’s new employment service – jobactive.   “jobactive is the Government’s new $6.8 billion employment service which will help more job seekers in our region to find and keep a job,” Mr van Manen said.   “Through jobactive, local job…

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