Forde – Budget 2015

The 2015 Budget is a ‘have a go’ Budget that will help local families and small businesses.   Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the big winners of this Budget were families and small businesses.     “This Budget will deliver jobs, growth and opportunity in a way that is responsible, measured and…

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Kicking goals with community soccer programme – Joint Media Release 17 March 2015

The Big Issue’s Community Street Soccer Programme will continue to provide positive health outcomes for disadvantaged and marginalised Australians following a $2 million Australian Government funding commitment today.   The Minister for Health Sussan Ley and Independent Senator for Queensland Glenn Lazarus today announced the sport-based programme would continue to provide a range of activities…

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Green Army Round 3 Now Open in Forde – Media Release 23rd February 2015

Applications are now open for community organisations, environment groups and local councils to apply for Green Army projects to support practical environment and conservation activities in our region through Round 3 of the Programme. “The Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and conservation fields…

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Boost to Forde through local government grants – Media Release 20th February 2015

Councils in Forde have welcomed their third quarterly payment under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme. Federal Member for Forde said the Australian Government is providing $575 million to local councils nationwide, including $7,402,023 in Forde. “Councils in the Electorate of Forde will receive a total of $29,608,095 this financial year,” Mr van Manen…

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Shop Local For Christmas

  Local Federal MP Bert van Manen and the Small Business Minister Bruce Billson are preparing for the holiday season by shopping local.   van Manen is committed to supporting small and local business across Forde and encourages everyone in the community to do the same.   “Small businesses and family enterprise are the economic…

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Keeping Forde Kids Safe in the Water

Families living in Forde will benefit from a new initiative aimed at increasing water safety for young children. The initiative is aimed at children under five and teaching them about water safety. The new programme consists of songs, videos and books which communicate the water safety message in a fun and engaging format for youngsters.…

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