Thank you Forde
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Forde community for their support, patience and well wishes during the eight-week election campaign.
I am very honoured to win another term.
I am also sincerely humbled by the amount of support while campaigning across the electorate and I would like to assure everyone that I will continue to work hard over the next three years for my community.
It has been an absolute privilege to serve the Forde community for the past six years. I am proud to have delivered on every election commitment I had promised in the past, and I will continue to deliver for the Forde community on commitments made during the 2016 election campaign.
This includes the first stage of upgrading the M1 in Logan.
During the campaign I made commitments to the environment with funding for Green Army Projects to help the Albert and Logan Rivers and solar panels for various community groups.
I also committed funding to install lighting for the Ormeau Bulldogs’ sports fields, and a new clubhouse for Logan Lightning FC.
These projects will help build on what we have already achieved in Forde, and will continue making our community a great place to live, work and play.
We have an exciting couple of years ahead of us as these projects roll out. With your support, I look forward to continuing my commitment to advocate for our community, to ensure we get the infrastructure and funding we need.
School funding is increasing
Labor’s new Shadow Minister for Education Tanya Plibersek needs to stop talking down schools and teachers and end the lies about “cuts” to education when the Coalition is in fact investing record levels of funding.
While there are certainly challenges that Australian education faces in literacy and numeracy and to close gaps in performance, overall we have a world-class, high-performing education system that Labor needs to stop attacking and talking down.
At the election the Turnbull Government outlined clear, strong policies that are focused on improving outcomes for our children and students and ensuring our education system is sustainable into the future.
Funding for schools under the Coalition will increase from a record $16 billion in 2016 to $20.1 billion in 2020 and it will all be allocated based on need.
Bert van Manen MP
Federal Member for Forde
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.