Remembrance Day 2012

  Remembrance Day 2012   94 years on from the signing of the Armistice which ended World War One, Australians were encouraged to pause at 11am on Sunday to reflect, remember and commemorate past sacrifice and service.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, said Remembrance Day provided all Australians with the opportunity…

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Local Success Story for Upper Coomera

Success at last!   After months of lobbying Australia Post I am pleased to announce that a new store has now opened in Upper Coomera.   I would like to thank the community and Cr Donna Gates for getting behind this project and for contacting my office in support of a dedicated Australia Post outlet…

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New Child Safety Initiative Launched in Forde

New Child Safety Initiative Launched in Forde   On Friday Bert van Manen MP Federal Member for Forde officially welcomed the ‘Ditto in a Box Education Pack’ with Bravehearts at St Stephens College in Coomera.   The ‘Ditto in a Box Education Pack’ was developed to extend the popular ‘Ditto Child Safety Show’ which recently…

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Nominations Open for National Volunteer Awards

Nominations Open For National Volunteer Awards     Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP is calling for locals to nominate people and organisations who support and strengthen their community through volunteer efforts for the Australian Governments National Volunteer Awards.   Mr van Manen said he plans to recognise the selfless work of 10…

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Young Voice of Forde

Young Voice of Forde   Congratulations to Selena Lang, a year 12 Student from Rivermount College, for taking out the first ever ‘Young Voice of Forde Competition’.   Selena was followed closely by year 11 Kimberley College student, McKinley Fiveash, who gave a passionate speech about NAPLAN failing school children with learning difficulties. The competition…

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