One in two Australian homes and businesses now able to access fast, affordable broadband on the NBN

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is now available to half of all Australian homes and businesses including about 36% of premises in Forde, Federal Member Bert van Manen announced today. The national halfway mark is a significant milestone in the journey to provide all Australians with access superfast broadband by 2020. “In the electorate of…

Grants available to support Younger Veterans

Member for Forde Bert van Manen is encouraging community and ex-service organisations to apply for grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans. Mr van Manen said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the military. “One…

CCTV investment secured

A major community safety boost has been secured for Forde with the locations for seven new Federal Government funded safety cameras confirmed. Seven CCTV cameras and one mobile safety camera vehicle will soon be added to Logan City Council’s surveillance network thanks to a $525,000 investment  secured by Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen…

Forde residents on right PaTH

More than 5,000 young Australians now have jobs under the ‘Hire’ element of the Australian Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said Youth Jobs PaTH was a win for the local economy, with many local businesses already having taken advantage of the financial incentives available to hire more…