Bert Welcomes New Aussies

Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen and Logan Mayor Pam Parker as well as local councillors welcomed in new Australian Citizens yesterday and enjoyed lamingtons at a ceremony held by the Twin Rivers Lions Club at the Beenleigh City Centre.  Special thanks to the Twin Rivers Lions Club for the delicious afternoon tea, the Beenleigh Brass Band…

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Australian Defence Medal Ceremony

Bert recently held a ceremony to recognise the contribution and commitment to our nation’s security by two local ex-servicemen living in the Forde community.   Barrie John Hill and David William Rathbone both received the Australian Defence Medal during a presentation at the Beenleigh RSL. The Australian Defence Medal is awarded to Regular and Reserve…

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PLEASE HELP!!!!

  PLEASE HELP!! – One of our local organisations was broken into over night and they have stolen money and damaged food destined for poor and underprivileged families this Christmas. This Thursday night they were planning on feeding around 200 local families that would have not been able to afford Christmas dinner. Please help them…

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Mid Year Economic Outlook Fails Forde

Mid Year Economic Outlook Fails Forde – Media Release 29 November 2011   THE MID YEAR Economic and Fiscal Outlook update has unfortunately failed to provide any positive news for the people living in Forde. According to Bert van Manen, true to form the debt is up, the deficit is larger, spending is up and…

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Basin Plan Crucial for Food in Forde

Basin Plan Crucial for Food in Forde   LOCAL FOOD SHORTAGES and price hikes could be an issue for people living within the Forde electorate if Labor fails on it’s plans for the Murray Darling Basin. According to the Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, everyone behind a shopping trolley at their local supermarket…

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Eagleby Cadets receive national Award

  Eagleby Cadets receive national Award   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen attended Training Ship Walrus at Eagleby on the weekend as the Cadets received a prestigious national award.   To win the Award of ‘Most Premier Unit’ the participants had to exceed in Leadership; Teamwork; Dress and Bearing; Maritime Activities; Emergency Response…

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