Labor Failure

Investigate Labor’s record for yourself   There are many things Julia Gillard and we as Liberals may agree on: reward for hard work, support for families, encouragement for small business and aiming to secure our future.   But what really matters to Australians are the clear differences that exist between Labor and the Liberals on…

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Anzac Pride

  Wednesday, 27th April 2011   ANZAC Pride On Monday, 25th April, Bert van Manen MP, Federal Member for Forde attended ANZAC Day services in the electorate.   Mr van Manen was honoured to attend the Beenleigh RSL’s Dawn Service and congratulates them on over 3,000 attendees at the event.   Pimpama/Ormeau and the North…

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Secrets to a Long Life

Wednesday, 27th April 2011   Secrets to a Long-Life   Today, Bert van Manen MP, Federal Member for Forde, attended the celebration of the Forde Electorate’s Alice Dobson’s 100th Birthday.   Surrounded by family and friends at the Beenleigh Senior Citizen’s Centre, Mrs Dobson cheerfully greeted Mr van Manen and was pleased to receive one…

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And the Winner is……

The winner of the business card draw at the Live & Local Expo is   George @ Hyda Cable Covers   Congratulations George from the team van Manen.  We are sure you will enjoy the fine wine, with the beautiful Parliament House etched glasses, while you read Tony Abbott’ “Battlelines”.  

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My First Speech Competition

Thursday 7th April 2011   My First Speech Competition for Young Australians   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, encourages High school students in years 10, 11 and 12 to take part in a new national competition called “My First Speech”.   Organised by the House of Representatives, students need to write and…

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Powering On

  Tuesday, 15th March 2011   Powering On Today, Bert van Manen MP, Federal Member for Forde, presented Loganlea resident Anthony Young with an Australian Flag and a copy of the National Anthem on CD to take when he represents Australia in the upcoming 2011 World Blind Powerlifting Championships to be held in Antalya, Turkey.…

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Forde Focus on Environment

  Thursday, 10th March 2011   Forde Focus on Environment   Today, Bert van Manen MP, Federal Member for Forde, visited environmental hot spots around the community with Greg Hunt MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage.   Bert and Greg were actively interested in hearing local residents’ thoughts and ideas for important…

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An Evening with Greg Hunt MP

  Tuesday, 8th March 2011   An Evening with Greg Hunt MP   Tonight, Bert van Manen MP invited Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage, Greg Hunt MP to meet with members of the Forde community.   Mr van Manen and Mr Hunt were eager to hear from the local residents regarding climate…

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Labors’ Carbon Tax Backflip

Labors’ Carbon Tax Backflip Australians are struggling with increasing cost of living and this is creating increasing pressure in people’s lives.  We now have a Government that has lied to the Australian people and is willing to further increase people’s cost of living by introducing a Carbon Tax.  With electricity prices rising, the Prime Minister’s…

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New Rescue Boat Trial

SES & Bert van Manen MP Trial New Rescue Boat Thursday, 13 February, Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, visited Waterford West flooding with local police and SES. The Federal Member was fortunate to help the SES trial a new style of rescue boat which is capable of driving over land. Bert went…

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