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Entries for December 2013

Have your say on Black Spot funding

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is calling on all Durack residents to have their say in determining which dangerous roads are the highest priorities for Federal funding. “I will be utilising all feedback received from the electorate to put forward a submission to the newly formed Black Spot Consultative Panel which will consider ... read more »

Durack urged to nominate local businesses for national awards

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today called on the Durack community to get behind their best local businesses by nominating them for the 2014 Telstra Australian Business Awards. For 22 years this prestigious national award program has celebrated the brilliance of Australia’s small and medium businesses and helped entrepreneurs ... read more »

Two Broome finalists up for the national training honours

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: THE HON IAN MACFARLANE MP, Minister for Industry THE HON BOB BALDWIN MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry MS MELISSA PRICE MP, Member for Durack Broome’s Kimberley Training Institute and one of its teachers Jacky Cheng are vying for national training honours at the 2013 Australian Training Awar... read more »

First step on $100 million regional mobile coverage programme with release of discussion paper

The Government has issued a discussion paper seeking feedback from communities in Durack on how to structure the $100 million regional mobile coverage programme – the first step towards improved mobile coverage in many areas of Australia. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Coalition made an election commitment to invest $1... read more »

Durack Men’s Sheds to receive grant funding

Moora Men’s Shed and Mingenew Men’s Shed are two of the 44 community organisations across Australia to receive a grant from the Australian Government under the Shed Development Program. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced that the Moora Men’s Shed would receive $4,000 in grant funding, while the Mingenew M... read more »

Supporting recreational fishing while protecting our marine parks

The Commonwealth Government is delivering a key election promise to protect Australia’s fishing industry and recreational fishers by redeveloping Labor’s flawed marine parks management plans, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. Ms Price said under this review, all Commonwealth marine reserves and parks will remai... read more »

Submissions sought for Northern Australia Committee inquiry

The Australian Parliament’s inquiry into the development of Northern Australia will be vital to our economic growth and strategic position in trade and investment on the world stage, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. “As a Member of the newly formed Northern Australia Committee, I have been tasked with the imp... read more »

Durack to receive major road infrastructure funding

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced the Australian Government will provide over $480 million to fund much needed upgrades to the Great Northern Highway and North West Coastal Highway. “I have been working with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie... read more »

Review of the National Broadband Network

The Strategic Review of the National Broadband Network reveals very fast broadband can be delivered to all Australians four years sooner and for $32 billion less than under Labor by using a mix of technologies, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. The Review was carried out by NBN Co, the publicly-owned company building the n... read more »

Broome resident named as 2013 Heywire winner

The leadership and courage shown by a 16-year-old Broome resident to improve the lives of regional youths should be admired, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. Tonnii Skeen has today been announced as one of the 2013 Heywire, Young Regional Australians Telling It Like It Is, winners. Heywire is an annual competition for you... read more »

Geraldton to get specialist breast cancer nurse

A second McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse will be based at Geraldton Hospital under an expansion of the McGrath Foundation program funded by the Australian Government. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the breast care nurse would take up the position in the first half of 2014. Ms Price said the nurse would support an estimate... read more »

Smartphone App to improve emergency response

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the launch of the Emergency+ smartphone app by the Australian Government. “When activated, the Emergency+ app provides users with their GPS reference which they can verbally provide to an emergency call taker to pinpoint their physical location,” Ms Price said. “The inc... read more »

Durack to receive $10.7 million in Community Development Grants

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the Durack electorate through the newly established Community Development Grants Programme. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced that the Australian Government would contribute $10.7 million towards four highly anticipated projects in Durack. “T... read more »

Maiden Speech celebrates Durack potential

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has celebrated her first milestone in Australia’s 44th Parliament, with the delivery of her Maiden Speech in the House yesterday. Ms Price took this opportunity to reconfirm her commitment to the Durack electorate and promote the vast untapped opportunities of this great region. Growing up in ... read more »

Funding certainty for Durack schools

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced that Government, Catholic and Independent schools throughout Durack will have the funding certainty they need as a result of the Abbott led Government investing an additional $2.8 billion over the next four years. “Labor left school funding in a mess,” Ms Price said. “... read more »

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