Local Tree Now Protected

LOCAL TREE NOW PROTECTED   Federal Member for Forde Bert Van Manen MP is proud to announce the inclusion of the threatened Ormeau Bottle Tree (Brachychiton) under the Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999   Mr van Manen said members of the Ormeau community have been fighting long and hard to save the endangered…

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Send a Care Package to our Troops for Anzac Day

Anzac Day 2013 marks an important period in Australia’s contemporary military operations. It is the first Anzac Day since our troops have withdrawn from Timor-Leste and it will be the last observed by Australian troops in the Solomon Islands.   As we pause to mark the sacrifices of Australian soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen this…

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Local Community Services Roundtable – February 2013

Bert van Manen MP invited the Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services to the electorate to hear what our local community service providers had to say.   The roundtable representatives from Night Light, Rosies, M.A.D, Lighthouse care, Soul Centre, the police, State Government and the Logan City Council discussed issues such as homelessness,…

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News Article from the Forde Sports Forum – 20th February 2013

Logan sporting organisations have slammed a lack of leadership and funding directives from the government. – Tom Boswell, Quest Newspapers, 20th February 2013   Read online: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/logan/officials-slam-lack-of-leadership-in-local-sport/story-fn8m0u8i-1226580461120  Frustrated officials from the Forde electorate called for better guidance from above and the elimination of red tape during a sports forum with Federal Member for Forde, Bert van…

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Centenary of Anzac grants now open – 4th March 2013

  Centenary of Anzac grants now open!   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, today officially opened applications for funding from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.   “The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history”, Mr van Manen said.   “Locally, our community…

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Register Your Green Army Project Idea

A Green Army of 15,000 young Australians will take on environmental projects to clean up our community under the Coalition’s Environment Plan.   Bert van Manen says the Coalition has a strong track record of delivering on-the-ground environmental projects.   “Participants will receive a training wage and supervision,” he said.   The Green Army will…

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