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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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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