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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 »

STEM scholarships for Durack regional students

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price encourages students in the Durack electorate to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course. Minister Price said applications were now open for the $24 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships pr... read more »

New meningococcal vaccine to support Durack teenagers

The Federal Government will invest $52 million to protect Australian teenagers, including those in the Durack electorate, against meningococcal, with the launch of a new free national program for 14- to 19-year-olds. Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said more than one million teenagers will receive the free meningoc... read more »

Applications are still open for Medicare eligible MRI licences

Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said a competitive public application process has been opened to determine the location for 20 Medicare eligible MRI licences. “There is no MRI machine north of Geraldton so I encourage the State Labor Government to apply for MRI licences for the North West, where there is an u... read more »
Fitzroy River Men’s Shed tools up with funding

$200 million Building Better Regions Funding Round 3 opens

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price encourages communities in the Durack electorate to apply for a share in $200 million under Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Minister Price said the projects delivered under Round 3 will ensure regional and remote communities c... read more »

Better ageing grants to keep our elders healthy

Older Australian’s are a vibrant part of our community. Now the Federal Government is calling on sporting and community organisations to develop sporting programs targeted at the over 65s. The Move It Aus – Better Ageing grants program was launched last month, enabling national sporting organisations, along with non-government and loca... read more »

Backing local small businesses to invest

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price welcomes the legislation to extend the instant asset write-off for small businesses. Small businesses in Durack are set to benefit from additional opportunities to invest in their business and replace or upgrade their assets, with legislation to extend the $20,000 instant ass... read more »

$95m NAIF loan ensures Thunderbird Project is go

A $95 million loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will help bring a major new mine and mineral processing facility online in Western Australia, creating hundreds of jobs across the region.  Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said the loan to mining company Sheffield Resources L... read more »
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