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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Stronger Communities Grants to continue

Coalition Government extends Stronger Communities Programme to a fourth round The 2018-19 Federal Budget announcement will see local Members of Parliament invest directly in key community organisations by delivering infrastructure upgrades Members of Parliament will soon invite selected local organisations to apply for up to $20,000 in grant funding from a pool of $150,000 in…

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More funding for school chaplains

The Turnbull Government has backed school chaplains with hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding as part of the 2018-19 Federal Budget. The Turnbull Government has announced its ongoing support of the National School Chaplaincy Programme, which provides vital pastoral care services to thousands of students and school communities across Australia. Federal Member for…

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Building a more active Australia

The Coalition Government has delivered a $230 million package of sports and physical activity participation initiatives to encourage more Australians to be more active, more often. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said participation in sport and physical activity was vital for the health and wellbeing of those living in his electorate of…

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Budget delivers for Forde’s future

Queensland is set to benefit from the Australian Government’s significant infrastructure investment with an additional $5.2 billion delivered in the 2018-19 Budget, bringing the total infrastructure investment in the state to $15.5 billion from 2013-14 to 2021-22. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the Australian Government had again delivered the investments needed…

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Budget 2018 – a plan for a stronger economy

The Coalition Government is sticking to its plan to build a stronger economy to benefit all Australians, the Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said. “We are delivering tax relief with a focus on low and middle income earners, investing in congestion busting infrastructure and responsibly returning the budget to balance,” Mr van Manen…

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Helping people with disability get a job

People with disability will be able to receive more support in their search for a job with the Turnbull Government increasing funding to new and existing Disability Employment Service (DES) providers from July 1, 2018. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said DES providers in Forde helped connect people with disability to the…

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Free whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women

The Turnbull Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in the country, protecting both baby and mother from this life-threatening disease. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the $39.5 million investment would add the vaccine to the National Immunisation Program, guaranteeing its access, safety and availability for…

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