September 8, 2014
More than 3.7 million pensioners will receive an increase to their payments from 20 September, the second rise this year.
Member for Durack, Melissa Price said single age pensioners will receive an increase of up to $11.50 a fortnight, while age pensioner couples will receive up to $17.40 extra a fortnight.
“This means total pension paymen... read more »
September 8, 2014
City of Greater Geraldton residents are invited to attend a Community Crime Forum on 18 September, organised by the Member for Durack, Melissa Price together with the Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection, Michael Keenan.
Ms Price said the forum will provide local residents with an opportunity to have their say on how crime is affect... read more »
September 5, 2014
The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee, of which Melissa Price, Member for Durack is a member, has tabled its final report on the development of Northern Australia, titled Pivot North.
The Committee was tasked with the important role of helping to define the future of Australia’s North—a region vital to the econ... read more »
September 4, 2014
Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack with special guest, Michael Keenan MP, Federal Minister for Justice, and kindly sponsored by the City of Greater Geraldton, invite you to
the Local Community Crime Forum – Geraldton.
· Thursday 18 September
· &nb... read more »
September 4, 2014
Two highly talented women from the electorate of Durack have been awarded the Federal Government’s Board Diversity Scholarship.
Julie Alvaro of Merredin and Anna Mouton of Broome are amongst five state recipients, and 30 nationally, selected by the Federal Government and the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors) from 300 quality r... read more »
September 3, 2014
In a win for seniors the Government has delivered a key election commitment giving thousands more self-funded retirees access to cheaper medicine and health benefits.
Despite repeated attempts by Labor and the Greens to block it, legislation to index income thresholds for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card has passed Parliament.
Member for Dura... read more »
September 1, 2014
The Australian Government has delivered on its $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme.
The Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 passed the Senate and will see councils across Durack get their first payments next month… on time and in full,” Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said.
“The primary intent of thi... read more »
August 25, 2014
The Australian Government is getting on with building the infrastructure for the 21st century without a jobs and investment destroying mining tax with today’s approval of up to $174 million in funding towards upgrades to the North West Coastal Highway.
The highway upgrade will involve a combination of widening and overlay works for a 130 ... read more »
August 21, 2014
The number of formal long day care places in Carnarvon will increase by over 40 per cent thanks to a $420,000 grant from the Abbott Government.
Melissa Price, Member for Durack, announced an extra 18 places would be delivered to Carnarvon’s only formal long day care centre – Granny Glasgow Day Care Centre – through a building ex... read more »
August 20, 2014
NEW payments to councils in Durack are being made under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.
Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price said the Federal Government is providing $2.3 billion to local councils nationwide in 2014-15 alone, including $282.7 million to Western Australian councils.
Councils ... read more »
August 14, 2014
Nominations are open for RIRDC’s annual awards to recognise the commitment and innovation of women working to improve life in rural Australia. The 2015 RIRDC Rural Women's Award acknowledges the contribution women make to primary industries and rural communities.
Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack is asking rural women to nominate the... read more »
August 8, 2014
Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price is urging Durack communities to have their say on how child care can be made more affordable, flexible and accessible.
The Productivity Commission is undertaking consultation following last month’s release of its draft report into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning.
“From backyard... read more »
August 6, 2014
Durack's young scientists working on agricultural research projects are invited to apply for the 2015 Science and Innovation Awards.
The awards encourage young people to advance their ideas and collaborate with previous Award winners, sponsors and supporting research institutions.
“We know our young people are passionate about the future of... read more »
August 4, 2014
Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price is encouraging people in Durack to have their say on the recently released interim report proposing improvements to Australia’s welfare system.
Ms Price says public submissions need to be lodged by Friday, 8 August.
“The interim report, ‘A New System for Better Employment and Social... read more »
August 1, 2014
Young people of the broader Geraldton region will be able to gain valuable skills at a new facility being officially opened at Geraldton Senior College today.
The Geraldton Regional Trade Training Centre is offering local secondary students qualifications in engineering, manufacturing and electrotechnology.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister... read more »