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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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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