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Former Geraldton Universities Centre Director part of expert regional education advisory group

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of the National Regional, Rural and Remote Higher Education Strategy, and is thrilled the Advisory Group will include a well-credentialled Durack resident. “I’m thrilled that Ms Meredith Wills, former Gerald... read more »

Funding for farmers and innovators in Durack

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price is calling on local landholders and community groups to apply for Round 2 of Smart Farms Small Grants. Minister Price said Landcare groups, NRM bodies, Indigenous organisations and community groups in the Durack electorate could apply for grants of between $5,000 and $200,000... read more »

Healthy Minds program to support young Australians

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said a thousand adolescents across the country will be selected to participate in a trial designed to prevent and reduce the risk of depression, anxiety and eating disorders. The Federal Government will provide $210,000 to the Healthy Minds Program to trial the mental health ... read more »

Big win for Geraldton and Pilbara Universities Centres

Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said she is excited that today funding has been announced for the expansion of the Geraldton Universities Centre and the establishment of the Pilbara Universities Centre in the Pilbara. “The Geraldton Universities Centre has been operating since 2010 as an incorporated body and... read more »

Price welcomes further amendments to My Health Record

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price welcomed the Federal Government’s introduction of further legislative amendments to the My Health Record system to ensure the safety and privacy of information. Minister Price said the government has listened to concerns raised by a variety of groups and My Health Recor... read more »

Warroora the latest mobile base station to be switched on

A further mobile base station has been switched on in Durack under the Federal Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Telstra has flicked the switch at Warroora which is located about 175 km north of Carnarvon and about 20 km south east of Coral Bay in the Gascoyne. Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Me... 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 »

Three mobile base stations switched on in the Kimberley

Three more Durack mobile base stations have been switched on under the Federal Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program, this time in the Kimberley. Two have been switched on in the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park in the Kimberley – home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles – one at the Wilderness Lodge and ... read more »

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 »
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