Family Relationship Services Face Funding Cuts

Monday, 16th May 2011   National Families Week 15-21 May Family Relationship Services Face Funding Cuts   “It is regrettable that the Gillard Government didn’t bear in mind the theme of this year’s National Families Week when framing its Budget” said Bert van Manen MP, Federal Member for Forde today.   The theme of the…

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Labor Fails Families in Forde

Tuesday, 10th May 2011 Labor Fails Families in Forde   “This Budget confirms how out of touch Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan are with Australian families. It fails the essential test: to ease the cost of living on Australians who face higher prices every day,” Bert van Manen MP, Federal Member for Forde said today.…

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Recognising Volunteers

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011   Bert van Manen MP Recognises Volunteers in Forde   Bert van Manen MP, Federal Member for Forde, today recognises and thanks volunteers across the community for their outstanding contribution to Australian society.   “Volunteers are the glue that hold Australian communities together. They perform a range of important work in…

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Local School Fees to Rise if Funding is Cut

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011   School fees to rise as local school funding on the chopping block   Details of exactly how much funding local schools in the Forde electorate will lose if current funding arrangements are abolished have now been revealed.   Three schools in Forde are known as ‘funding maintained’ schools, because the…

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Opera in the Canefields

  Tuesday, 3rd May 2011   Opera in the Canefields to be the biggest year yet   Bert van Manen MP, Federal Member for Forde, today announced his support of the 7th annual Opera on the Canefields event, held Sunday June 5 at the historical Heck Homestead in Woongoolba.   The event, supporting the South…

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Advancing Women

The Coalition Welcomes Your Views and Involvement   Advancing Women ensures women from all aspects of Australian life have the chance to participate in the political process. It gives women a direct say in the Coalition policies that will shape the future of our nation.   The Coalition has a strong tradition of championing the…

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Congratulatory Messages

Congratulatory Messages Let Me Organise a Congratulatory Message for You or a Family Member Are you or a member of your family about to celebrate a major milestone?  Click here for more information and to complete the form to organise congratulatory messages from myself, the Prime Minister, the Governor-General or the Queen, dependent upon the…

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Australian Flags

Australian Flags Does Your School or Community Group Need an Australian Flag?     “Australian Flags can be used as an educational resource and a source of general information about the history and proper use of the Australian National Flag and other flags of Australia by the Australian community, flag marshals and visitors to Australia.…

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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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