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Entries for February 2014

How does Australia’s employee award system affect you?

With a review of Australia’s employee award system underway by the Fair Work Commission (FWC), your regional representatives want to hear directly from you to assess whether penalty rates are still relevant. Member for Durack Melissa Price and Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson are calling for all business owners, industry representative... read more »

Durack, it’s your time to think big about Australian agriculture

Residents of Durack are invited to make an appointment to have their say on the future of Australia’s agriculture sector when a government taskforce visits the Electorate in March, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price.   Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce today announced that the Agricultural Competitiveness White Pa... read more »

Durack drought assistance now available

From Monday, farmers doing it tough in and around Durack can apply for government assistance as part of a new $320 million comprehensive drought support package. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomed Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce’s announcement today that greater support will be made availa... read more »

New Senate Election offers rare opportunity

Western Australia will now be faced with a new Senate Election in the coming months, following a decision by the High Court to void the 2013 Senate Election and end Western Australia’s electoral uncertainty, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. “This is an opportunity for Western Australians to reaffirm their desire f... read more »

Durack Indigenous youth urged to apply for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2014

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is encouraging young Indigenous people from Durack to apply now for this year’s National Indigenous Youth Parliament to be held in Canberra in May. “This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a week-long leadership program and receive expert training in how government works, public speakin... read more »

Boost for Durack Home and Community Care services

Older Australians and younger people with a disability in Durack will get extra support to stay in their own homes thanks to a $865,000 boost from the Australian and Western Australian Governments which jointly fund the HACC Program. The funding in Durack is part of $9.4 million for new care activities that has been made available in the latest ro... read more »

Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement of an inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by the House of Representatives Committee on Indigenous Affairs. “As a Member of the Indigenous Affairs Committee, I am encouraging specialists and communities ... read more »

Additional disaster assistance announced for Durack communities impacted by storms and floods

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement of disaster assistance for a further seven WA communities impacted by severe flooding from 16 January to 6 February 2014. Ms Price said the assistance was being provided under the jointly-funded Commonwealth and State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangeme... read more »

Price welcomes switch to NBN for 320 additional locals

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement by NBN Co that around 320 additional Mid-West locals, including farms, homes and businesses can now switch to the National Broadband Network. The NBN service will be accessed via a fixed-wireless site located at Cape Burney. Ms Price said the Coalition is committed ... read more »

Durack environment and heritage organisations gain funding

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed funding for environment and heritage organisations in Durack, under the Abbott led Government’s Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations (GVESHO). “We all benefit from the hard work and dedication of our environment and heritage volunteers. The Gover... read more »

Government delivers free basic health care to all Defence families

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the Abbott led Government’s launch of the National Australian Defence Force (ADF) Family Health Program. “This important Government initiative commenced on 1 January 2014 and delivers on one of the Government’s key Defence election commitments; to provide free basic health care... read more »

New projects to protect Indigenous languages in Durack

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed more than $300,000 in funding for new Indigenous language preservation projects in Durack. “The funding is part of the Abbott led Government’s $2.6 million funding commitment to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples keep their languages alive,” Ms Price said. Th... read more »

It’s your time to think big about Australian agriculture

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today's release of an issues paper that will guide the future development of the Abbott led Government's Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. The issues paper was released by Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce and identifies the key matters the Government would like input on. Issues ... read more »
Building WA transport infrastructure for the 21st Century

Broome welcomes funding for maritime heritage

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today welcomed funding for the Broome Historical Society and Museum, to help care for and promote maritime heritage in Broome and the wider Kimberley region. Ms Price said the Broome Historical Society and Museum would receive $10,000 in funding for a Stateships Exhibition.  “A professional des... read more »
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