Local, State & Federal Government

Councillor Karen Murphy wears many hats. A Logan local since 1989, she brings her experience as a real estate agent and community advocate to her role. Elected in 2020, Cr Murphy champions collaboration within the council to achieve the best outcomes for Logan City.
Her background extends beyond politics. Recognized as Volunteer of the Year for her work with Logan youth, Cr Murphy is passionate about giving back. Previously the President of the Beenleigh Yatala Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of an anti-domestic violence organization, her dedication to the community is clear. Her focus on teamwork and a strong community spirit makes Cr Murphy a valuable asset to Logan.

MP Bert Van Manen is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since the 2010 federal election, representing the Division of Forde. He is a member of the Liberal National Party of Queensland and sits with the Liberal Party in federal parliament.

From enlisting in the Army at 18 to joining the Queensland Police Service at the age of 21, Melissa has devoted her entire adult life to serving her community, state and country.  As a working mother of three, Melissa understands the pressures facing today's families and is committed to working towards better outcomes for local families when it comes to accessing crucial frontline services. 

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