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Regional, rural apprentices and small business benefit from wage subsidy trial

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price welcomed the announcement earlier this month, of the Federal Government’s $60 million wage subsidy trial for regional and rural apprentices. “Businesses in eligible locations across Durack can take advantage of this incentive to secure the skills our regional and ... read more »
Tourism boost as Derby Airport receives major upgrade

Major PBS listings to benefit Durack lung cancer and cholesterol patients

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and two more major new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), have the potential to extend the lives of patients in the Durack electorate with advanced lung cancer and those at risk of a heart attack, saving patients up to almost $190,000 a year. Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the ... read more »

Durack patients benefit from $80M investment in eye medication from 1 November

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said the Morrison Government will invest $80 million in eye medications through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping those living in the Durack electorate improve and preserve their vision. Minister Price said from 1 November 2018, patients will get new subsidise... read more »

Grants help five Durack projects commemorate Armistice Centenary

More than 660 community projects across the nation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War are set to share in more than $5.3 million under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said she is pleased to announce five of these grants have be... read more »

New website helps Durack students make informed choices

A new Course Seeker website will make a real difference for prospective students from rural and regional communities who can’t attend university open days or visit the campus in person. Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price encouraged students in the Durack electorate to research and apply for more than 7,0... read more »

Price urges Durack communities to apply for remote airstrip funding in Round Six

Round 6 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program is now open and Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price urges Durack remote communities to apply for funding to upgrade their local airstrip. “The funding recognises the challenges remote communities face in accessing the services they need, particularly during t... read more »

Funding helps primary health clinics deliver quality care for Indigenous people

Three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services in Durack are undertaking facility upgrades and repairs, thanks to more than $2.7 million in funding nationwide, from the Federal Government’s Service Maintenance Program. Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said more than $530,000 has been allocated to ... read more »

Tax relief five years earlier for small and medium-sized businesses

The Morrison Government is getting on with the job of bring forward tax relief for 3.3 million small and medium-sized businesses across Australia, with new laws fast-tracking tax relief for the sector passing Parliament this month. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Lower Taxes for Small and Medium Businesses) Bill 2018 will fast-track tax relief for sm... read more »

Changes to working holiday visa a boon for Durack

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price applauded the Federal Government’s announcement today, of changes to the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program and the Seasonal Worker Program to target genuine workforce shortages in regional Australia. “The Federal Government will increase the number of visa ... read more »

Support for headspace boosts youth mental health in Durack

Mental health care for young Australians is set for a $51.8 million funding boost. Member for Durack, Melissa Price, said the Government’s extra investment in the national network of headspace centres and the digital portal, eheadspace, means young people will have access to around 14,000 additional services nationally, shorter wait times an... read more »

The future is 'ROSI' for key roads

The 10-year, $3.5 billion Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, will see significant investment in key road freight and tourism corridors, as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver game-changing productivity improvements across Australia’s supply chains. Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price, was please... read more »

Local action funded to eliminate rheumatic heart disease

Five Aboriginal Medical Services and the Telethon Kids Institute will together receive more than $4.6 million to target rheumatic heart disease (RHD) hot spots across the nation. Expansion of the Government’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy would include practical environmental health hygiene activities and intensive health promotion measures to he... read more »

Durack helps mining industry earn Australia a record quarter-trillion dollars in exports

Australia’s mining industry is set to deliver a record $250 billion in exports to the Australian economy this year. The export figures are contained in an in-depth Federal Government report released on 2 October in the September 2018 Resources and Energy Quarterly compiled by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Federal Membe... read more »

Minister Price welcomes removal of tampon tax

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price welcomed the removal of the GST on feminine hygiene products. Yesterday the States and Territories unanimously agreed to remove the GST on feminine hygiene products following the Federal Government’s decision to put it on the agenda. Minister Price said common sense ha... read more »
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