Fifth anniversary of the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is improving the lives of thousands of Australians with disability, their families and carers as the Scheme celebrated its fifth birthday on July 1. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the NDIS started with four trial sites launched in 2013 and now supported 160,000 people with disability,…

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National Redress Scheme begins

Survivors of child sexual abuse living in Forde can apply to the National Redress Scheme which was launched on July 1. The National Redress Scheme was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Scheme was established to provide counselling,…

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Grants for volunteer organisations in Forde

Community organisations in Forde can apply for volunteer grant funding to support the efforts of their volunteers. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Turnbull Government was providing $20 million worth of grants valued between $1000 and $5000 for not-for-profit organisations. “The grants can be used towards the cost of essential items…

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Tax relief delivered

The Turnbull Government has delivered income tax relief for all Australian workers. In passing our Personal Income Tax plan through the Parliament, the Government has ensured all Australians paying tax will be better off. They will be paying less tax, and will be rewarded for their hard work both now and into the future. Federal…

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