Entries for February 2017
February 28, 2017
Member for Durack Melissa Price is encouraging parents and families to take advantage of the resources from a new website that have been launched by the Federal Government to help school children with their learning and homework.
Ms Price said the new website, Learning Potential Resources was filled with hundreds of ideas, activities, games and vi... read more »
February 28, 2017
Member for Durack Melissa Price has encouraged artists and organisations to apply for the Festivals Australia program.
The program provides around $1.2 million each year for high quality arts and cultural projects in regional and remote Australia t... read more »
February 25, 2017
Member for Durack Melissa Price said new Federal Government incentives are now available to help local businesses hire additional staff.
Ms Price welcomed the changes, saying they will help local business to hire young people in our community.&nbs... read more »
February 24, 2017
Member for Durack Melissa Price has expressed her disappointment with the 2017 Closing the Gap report.
This year’s report finds that just one of the seven Closing the Gap targets are on track to be met. Halving the gap in Year 12 attai... read more »
February 23, 2017
Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Federal Government is ensuring multinational tax dodgers pay their fair share of tax, helping to ensure crucial government services Durack rely can be delivered and are more sustainable.
Ms Price has welcomed the news that around $2 billion in tax is expected to be clawed back this financial year under th... read more »
February 22, 2017
The Federal Government is delivering on its election commitment to appoint a National Rural Health Commissioner.
Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner will be an independent and high-profile advocate for regional, rural ... read more »
February 21, 2017
WA Primary Health Network Midwest is one of four regions across Australia with higher than average suicide rates and will take part in a $46 million trial aimed at delivering better mental health services.
The Federal Government will est... read more »
February 20, 2017
Residents of Wiluna and Fitzroy Crossing will benefit from improved access to basic services and essential deliveries such as food, medicine and mail, as part of projects announced today under Round 4 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said more than $572,000 in funding will see the st... read more »
February 16, 2017
Farmers across Durack will benefit from improvements to the delivery of the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) payment, which will make it easier for those who are experiencing hardship.
Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Federal Government want... read more »
February 15, 2017
From today, children aged two to five will have immediate and free access to Kalydeco® (ivacaftor) – a life-changing drug that addresses the causes of cystic fibrosis rather than just the symptoms.
Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomed the news and said previously, only children six years of age and older with the G551D or o... read more »
February 15, 2017
Member for Durack Melissa Price said superfast broadband has arrived in Jurien Bay as the nbn makes services available to more than 2,000 homes and businesses. Residents in Jurien can begin ordering their nbn service from a retail service provider th... read more »
February 10, 2017
There’s less than a month to go for preschools and child care centres in Durack to sign-up for a popular language learning program the Federal Government is rolling out nationally for the first time.
Member for Durack said the Federal Gove... read more »
February 9, 2017
Today’s meeting of key partners in the Kimberley Suicide Prevention Trial marks another important step to tackle the unacceptably high rate of Indigenous suicide in the Kimberley.
Member for Durack Melissa Price and Minister for Indig... read more »
February 8, 2017
Member for Durack Melissa Price has called on Durack to celebrate the achievements of local businesses and charities by nominating them for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards.
Now in their 25th year, the Telstra Business Awards are renowned f... read more »
February 3, 2017
Another 16 aged care places in Durack will allow additional older residents, with increasing care needs, to stay connected with their communities.
Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyat... read more »