Celebrating World Environment Day in Forde

Tuesday, June 5 is World Environment Day and Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP is encouraging residents to celebrate the day, which is observed to encourage awareness and action for the protection of our environment. “It’s also a great opportunity to celebrate our beautiful local environment here in Forde,” Mr van Manen said.…

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Helping small businesses grow by going digital

The Turnbull Government today announced funding of $18 million towards a new Australia-wide program helping family and small businesses build their digital capability. Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation Craig Laundy said businesses would have access to high-quality advice from proven providers for a minimal fee. “The Australian Government is investing…

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Funding applications open for Veterans’ Health Week

NUTRITION will be the theme for this year’s Veterans’ Health week with funding for applications to support events highlighting the week now open for Ex-Service organisations (ESOs) and community groups. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Veterans’ Health Week in September was a fantastic opportunity for ex-service organisations and community groups to…

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week runs from 21 to 27 May and honours the more than eight million Australians who volunteer their time in the community. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said there were more than 18,000 volunteers in his electorate of Forde, and he wanted to thank each and every one of them…

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Microbeads successfully phasing out

Industry has successfully risen to the challenge issued by Australia’s environment ministers to voluntarily phase out the use of microbeads in cosmetic and personal care products, with 94 per cent of these products now microbead-free. An independent assessment, commissioned by the Coalition Government, found that of approximately 4400 relevant supermarket and pharmacy products inspected, only…

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