Mr Bert van Manen MP

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Member for Forde, Queensland

Positions
Chief Government Whip
Chair of Standing Committee on Procedure
Party
Liberal National Party of Queensland
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Tenancy 1001F, first floor
114-118 George Street
Beenleigh, QLD, 4207

Postal address

PO Box 884
Beenleigh, QLD, 4207

Telephone:
(07) 3807 6340
Fax:
(07) 3807 1990

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4088
Fax:
(02) 6277 8553

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Forde, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016 and 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement from 4.12.2013 to 2.3.2015 (Chair from 11.2.2014 to 2.3.2015); Corporations and Financial Services from 22.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Corporations and Financial Services from 14.9.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 14.9.2016 to 15.9.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 17.9.2019.
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 10.10.2016 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 6.2.2018 to 13.8.2018.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Petitions from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Tax and Revenue from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 26.3.2015 to 9.5.2016); Infrastructure and Communications from 24.9.2014 to 13.10.2015; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 19.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; House from 14.9.2016; Appropriations and Administration from 14.9.2016; Tax and Revenue from 14.9.2016; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 4.7.2019; Procedure from 17.9.2019 (Chair from 17.9.2019).
  • House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence from 28.6.2018 to 2.4.2019.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 30.8.2016 to 2.7.2019.
  • Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 2.7.2019.
Personal
  • Born 24.3.1965, Brisbane, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • CertFinMkts (Financial Services Institute of Australasia).
  • Bank officer 1983-98.
  • Financial adviser 1999-2010.
Electorate
  • Name: Forde
  • Location: The Division of Forde consists of: part of the Gold Coast City Council, and part of the Logan City Council.
  • Area: 418 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 107,261 (at 10.6.2019)
  • Industries: Retail, commercial and industrial activities.