Win a Trip to Parliament House

Win a Trip to Parliament House – Submit your entry by 10th September 2012   A local High School Student will win $200 and a return trip for two to Canberra to hear their essay being read out in the Federal Parliament. The competition, Young Voice of Forde is being hosted by Bert van Manen MP and…

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Thousands of Surveys Returned to Bert

Thousands of Surveys Returned to Bert  – MEDIA RELEASE 26th April 2012 The Federal Office of Bert van Manen MP has been inundated with returned ‘Forde’s Biggest Surveys. The Member for Forde said around 2,500 surveys had made their way across his desk in the past few weeks. “I am very happy with the response…

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Bert Takes On The Pros

MILES away from the politics inside Parliament House on Monday morning, local MP Bert van Manen was keeping a different score as the goal keeper in the Pollie vs Professionals football (Soccer) match. As Julia Gillard accumulated the numbers needed for the leadership ballot, Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP along with minister Stephen…

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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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