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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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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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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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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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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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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