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Entries for January 2014

$1.5 million for local airstrip upgrade

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today welcomed the Abbott led Government’s $1.5 million investment to upgrade local Durack airstrips as part of the Regional Aviation Access Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that 39 remote communities, including si... read more »

Price welcomes skin cancer inquiry

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement of a new inquiry into skin cancer by the House of Representatives Health Committee. According to Cancer Council Australia, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with a skin cancer by the time they turn 70 years of age. In 2011, 1544 people died from the melanom... read more »

Australian of the Year Awards 2014

Australia Day is a time of celebration, not just of our nation and how it has progressed, but to celebrate and honour those who make a significant difference in our community, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. “I attended the Australian of the Year celebration in Canberra to reflect on the many Australians from all walks... read more »

Durack schools to benefit from greater industry linkages

New Trades Skills Centres, benefitting the Durack electorate, will forge closer links with industry as the Abbott led Government strengthens its focus on vocational education and training in schools, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. Ms Price said vocational education and training in schools would provide students in Halls... read more »

Applications open for Farm Finance in WA

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement that applications are now open for eligible WA farm businesses to apply for concessional loans. “Funding across Australia was allocated on a needs basis, with Western Australia to receive $50 million over two years, after a review of Far... read more »
HIPPY nominations sought for Durack Indigenous Communities

Safer trailers on Durack roads

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed new rules mandating safer brakes on new heavy trailers, which will come into law from July 2014. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs recently signed off on a new Australian Design Rule which requires Antilock Braking Systems (ABS) or load proportionin... read more »

Making farming smarter in Durack

New on-the-ground projects will give farmers in Durack more tools and research to help them reduce farm costs, increase productivity and achieve greater returns at the farmgate. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said Minister for Agriculture the Hon Barnaby Joyce had approved funding for 31 new projects across Australia as part of the A... read more »

Indigenous youth suicide crisis a priority

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has put her support behind the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley’s push for increased funding to help combat the Indigenous youth suicide crisis in the region. “During a meeting with Shire President Elsia Archer and Healthy Communities Coordinator John Hart while in Derby, we discussed their con... read more »

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