New training facility for Cedar Creek Wolffdene Rural Fire Brigade

Cedar Creek Wolffdene Rural Fire Brigade will be building an all-weather training and activity area, with $11,920 funding awarded through the Stronger Communities Programme.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP dropped in to present a cheque and congratulate the Cedar Creek Wolffdene RFB team on their successful application.   Mr van Manen…

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Tax relief for small businesses in Forde

Hard working local small businesses will be given tax relief from the Turnbull Government with the small company tax rate being gradually reduced to 25 per cent.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the Turnbull Government’s 2016 Budget cut the small business company tax rate to 27.5 per cent to all…

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Safety improvements planned for M1 Exits 38 and 41

Almost $600,000 from the 2016 Federal Budget has been allocated to improve two dangerous exits on the M1 Pacific Motorway through the Turnbull Government’s Black Spot Program.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said Exit 38 at Yatala and Exit 41 at Ormeau often faced dangerous queuing during peak hour that would…

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Turnbull Government’s tax plan for Australia’s future

The 2016 Budget is an economic plan for Australia.   It is a plan for a strong new economy with more jobs and growth.   As Australia successfully transitions from the mining investment boom to a stronger, more diversified economy, it is vital that our tax system drives economic growth and national prosperity.   Federal…

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No to Labor’s Housing Tax and Investment Tax in Forde

The Turnbull Government has said no to Labor’s disastrous housing tax proposal and no to Labor’s massive tax increase on investment because they are bad for Australian families and bad for economic growth and jobs.   Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said there were 7,972 hard-working Australians in Forde using negative gearing.  …

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Turnbull Government to double public dental investment

The Turnbull Government will deliver the largest ever Commonwealth-investment in frontline public dental services in Australia to ensure those who need it most does not fall through the cracks.   The creation of a standalone national Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme (caPDS) is part of landmark reforms, which will provide over 10 million Australians…

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Cheaper medicines now available for residents in Forde

The cost of treating a variety of ailments from cholesterol to high blood pressure will be significantly reduced for residents in the Forde electorate with news of cheaper medicines available from this month.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the price of over 400 medications from common treatments through to expensive…

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$15,000 grant will support Beenleigh PCYC kitchen upgrade

Beenleigh PCYC will be upgrading their kitchen thanks to a $15,000 Stronger Communities grant from the Australian Government.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the kitchen was not only used to cater for functions, but used in a number of programs designed to help young people in the community.   “Sergeant…

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New bus on the way for Windaroo Valley State High School

Students at Windaroo Valley State High School will be travelling in style with a new bus on the way thanks to a $17,300 Australian Government grant.   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said Windaroo Valley High P&C Association had been successfully awarded the grant through the Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.  …

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