Life-saving medicines added to the PBS

The Turnbull Government will drastically reduce the cost of a life-saving new medicine, which uses a patient’s own immune system to track down and destroy cancer cells. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said from May 1, classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients would no longer pay over $200,000 per course of treatment, now only…

Language program for pre-schoolers

Around 1000 children at 31 preschools in the electorate of Forde will be given the opportunity to learn a second language this year thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said it was encouraging to see to see so many local preschools taking…

Supporting unpaid carers in Forde

Australia’s hard working unpaid carers will benefit from an additional $85.6 million funding for vital support services thanks to the Turnbull Coalition Government. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the new support services were in recognition of the important contribution unpaid carers were providing to their families, the community, and the nation.…

Grants available for NAIDOC Week celebrations

Coalition Government investing $1.4 million for local communities to celebrate 2018 NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrations will run from July 8-15, 2018, guided by the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Grant applications open until April 3, 2018. Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate…