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Entries for February 2015

PRICE on food labelling inquiry

Australians want to know about food, about its origin and its qualities. Melissa Price Member for Durack and member of the Agriculture Standing Committee said the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A due to frozen imported berries highlights the need to ensure that Australians are given every opportunity to know where their food is coming from.... read more »

Bindi Bindi upgrade open to traffic today

Delivered on time and on budget, the Bindi Bindi and Lyons East Road section of the Great Northern Highway opened to traffic today. Member for Durack, Melissa Price said that upgrades to the 11 kilometre section will help increase the economic and safety performance of the highway.  “This is part of a major freight route t... read more »

Price brings Green Army to Durack

More than 350 Green Army projects will be rolled out across Australia in the coming weeks following the announcement of successful projects for Green Army Round 2. “I’m pleased to announce Durack will be hosting five Green Army projects, two in the Mid-west and the others in the Kimberley,” Melissa Price, Member for Durack ... read more »

Durack finalist for national youth award

South Hedland resident, Torekana Bule-Turner, has been named a finalist in the 2015 National Youth Awards.  Torekana, is a finalist in the Youth Leadership category of the 2015 National Youth Awards, which will be announced on April 16 in Brisbane. Torekana was nominated for challenging racism and disadvantage in his home town by fac... read more »

Skilling Newman students for success

Students in Newman will have the opportunity to learn useful vocational skills in the newly opened Newman Trade Training Centre.  The Newman Trade Training Centre, located at Newman Senior High School, will allow secondary school students to earn qualifications in Certificate II in Engineering. The centre, which was built with a $1.5 ... read more »
Carnarvon’s Granny Glasgow extensions underway with Federal funding

100 Indigenous jobs in Pilbara and Gascoyne

One hundred Indigenous job seekers in the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia will be placed into guaranteed jobs, mainly in the oil and gas industries, through a new Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC). Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Federal Member for Durack, Ms Melissa Price, today announc... read more »

Regional Art Fellowships – applications open in Durack

Outstanding regional artists and arts workers in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Midwest and Northern Wheatbelt are invited to apply for up to $30,000 to develop professional skills and experience in the broader arts landscape, said Melissa Price, the Federal Member for Durack This is an chance for regional artists to work in other reg... read more »

Boost to Durack through local government grants

COUNCILS in Durack today welcome their third quarterly payment under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme. Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price said the Australian Government is providing $575 million to local councils nationwide today, including more than $26 million in Durack “Councils in... read more »

Round 3 of the Green Army open in Durack

Community organisations, environment groups and councils in Durack are invited to nominate new Green Army projects to support the environment and conservation–Round 3 is open until 17 March. The Green Army gives Australians aged 17-24 years the opportunity for training, experience and exposure to careers in environment and conservatio... read more »

Price promotes consultation for Durack’s remote communities

Federal Parliament convened this week and Melissa Price, Member for Durack, in her first speech for 2015, promoted the need to consult and plan for changes in the provision of essential and municipal services to remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. This follows the recent announcement of the end of Federal support and the nee... read more »
Grants available for Durack’s national heritage

Growing stronger regions across Durack

REGIONAL Development Australia (RDA) WA has made appointments to each of its committees.  The appointment of the Chair and the Deputy Chair of the Kimberley, Mid West Gascoyne, Pilbara and Wheatbelt RDAs have been announced by the Australian Government. RDA Kimberley – Cr Graeme Campbell (Chair); Cr Elsia ... read more »
Everything old is new again in Geraldton

Durack’s Veterans to get improved healthcare access

Veterans will have faster and more effective access to treatment for a range of disorders following the Federal Government’s expansion of non-liability health care arrangements. Member for Durack, Melissa Price said that under the new arrangements, Veterans who are diagnosed by a GP or psychologist with conditions such as PTSD, depres... read more »

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