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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Welfare review public submissions closing soon

Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, is encouraging people in Forde to have their say on the recently released interim report proposing improvements to Australia’s welfare system. van Manen says public submissions need to be lodged by Friday, 8 August. “The interim report, ‘A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes’, proposes…

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