Yatala Traffic Congestion Improves

  AN UPGRADED section of Stanmore Road at Yatala is now open to traffic, with Stage 3 of a larger works programme now completed.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the works, which have upgraded the stretch between Darlington Drive and Peachey Road, were funded through the…

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Support Our Troops This Christmas

Christmas can be a difficult time for our Australian Defence Force (ADF) service men and women who are deployed away from home and separated from their loved ones. A simple message of thanks to our service men and women will remind them of how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make in order to serve…

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Upskilling Forde Child Care Educators

Child care educators in Forde are among more than 50,000 long day care educators across Australia set to benefit from a $200 million Federal Government investment in professional development. Federal Member, Bert van Manen MP says “the Abbott Government’s Long Day Care Professional Development Programme will directly support 50 long day care services in Forde…

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One Call for Do Not Call

  The Australian Government has introduced legislation to change the Do Not Call Register so it will only be necessary to place a phone number on the Register once, as opposed to re-registering after eight years. Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said households will no longer have to remember to renew their…

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Letter to the Editor – Counter Terrorism Measures

There has been much concern and discussion recently about the brutal killings in Syria and Iraq by ISIS militants.  This concern has been heightened by the presence and involvement of Australian citizens in these atrocities.  A number of constituents have contacted my office to raise their concerns.   Latest estimates are that some 60 Australians…

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Are Your Children Cyber-Bullied?

One in five young Australians aged eight to seventeen experiences cyber-bullying each year, according to new research commissioned by the Federal Government and released today. Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP has urged parents to make contact with his office to raise their concerns about cyber bullying and to ensure they are receiving…

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