Funding applications open for Veterans’ Health Week

NUTRITION will be the theme for this year’s Veterans’ Health week with funding for applications to support events highlighting the week now open for Ex-Service organisations (ESOs) and community groups. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Veterans’ Health Week in September was a fantastic opportunity for ex-service organisations and community groups to…

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week runs from 21 to 27 May and honours the more than eight million Australians who volunteer their time in the community. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said there were more than 18,000 volunteers in his electorate of Forde, and he wanted to thank each and every one of them…

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Microbeads successfully phasing out

Industry has successfully risen to the challenge issued by Australia’s environment ministers to voluntarily phase out the use of microbeads in cosmetic and personal care products, with 94 per cent of these products now microbead-free. An independent assessment, commissioned by the Coalition Government, found that of approximately 4400 relevant supermarket and pharmacy products inspected, only…

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Investment in Print Disability Services

Accessible print and digital materials will be free and easier to obtain for locals with disability in thanks to a $5.7 Turnbull Government investment to deliver a Print Disability Service Program over the next three years. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Vision Australia and VisAbility would produce and convert materials into…

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McVeigh visits Forde’s western pocket

The Mount Lindesay Highway, inland rail and Stronger Communities Grants were at the top of the agenda when the Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government Dr John McVeigh joined Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP on a tour around the electorate’s western suburbs today. Mr van Manen said Minister McVeigh shared the…

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