Mr Bert van Manen MP

Member for Forde, Queensland

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Liberal Party of Australia
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PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4719
(02) 6277 8553

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(Principal Office)

Tenancy 4/96 George Street
Beenleigh, QLD, 4207

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PO Box 884
Beenleigh, QLD, 4207

(07) 3807 6340
(07) 3807 1990

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Forde, Queensland

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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Forde, Queensland, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 14.9.16.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Petitions from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Tax and Revenue from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 26.3.15 to 9.5.16) and from 14.9.16; Infrastructure and Communications from 24.9.14 to 13.10.15; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 19.10.15 to 9.5.16; House from 14.9.16; Appropriations and Administration from 14.9.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement from 4.12.13 to 2.3.15 (Chair from 11.2.14 to 2.3.15).
  • Joint Standing: Corporations and Financial Services from 22.2.16 to 9.5.16 and from 14.9.16; Public Accounts and Audit from 14.9.16; Parliamentary Library from 10.10.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Government Whip from 30.8.2016.
  • Born 24.3.1965, Brisbane, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Certificate in Financial Markets, Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
  • Bank officer 1983-98.
  • Financial adviser 1999-2010.
    Description: outer metropolitan.
    Location: south-eastern Queensland, south of Brisbane; it includes the centres of Beenleigh, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Chambers Flat, Cornubia, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Loganholme, Logan Reserve, Mount Warren Park, Ormeau Hills, Park Ridge, Tanah Merah, Upper Coomera, Waterford, Waterford West and Windaroo, and parts of Daisy Hill, Heritage Park, Loganlea, Munruben, Ormeau, Park Ridge South and Shailer Park.
    Area: 419 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 88 345 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: retail, commercial and industrial activities.
    State electorates: Forde includes parts of the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Albert, Algester, Coomera, Logan, Redlands, Springwood and Waterford.