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…

Life-saving medicine added to PBS

The Turnbull Government will provide $241 million to list a vital and life-saving medicine which treats Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), cutting the cost to patients in Forde by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said from June 1 this year, the Government would make Spinraza available on the…

Medicare record for patients in Forde

The latest Medicare data from July 2017 to March 2018 shows Australian patients have set a new record for the highest GP bulk-billing rate ever achieved for this period – increasing to 85.8 per cent nationwide. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said locally in the south east Queensland region, the bulk billing…

Backing young sporting champions

The Turnbull Government is supporting the next generation of Australia’s Sporting Champions through the Logan Sporting Champions Grant program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said young athletes could apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant to support their involvement in sport. “The Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active,…

STEM Centre gets a boost with $10,000

Loganlea State High School’s new state of the art STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Centre has been given a much needed funding boost through the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the school received a funding grant of $10,000 under Round 3 of the Stronger Communities…