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Entries for March 2016

Funding boost creates 26 new aged care places in Durack

Older Australians in Durack will benefit from a substantial increase in funding for aged care services, with the Australian Government announcing over 17,000 new care places across the nation worth an estimated $910 million.   Following the announcement of the 2015 Aged Care Approvals Round, Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomed news... read more »

Turnbull Government embraces jobs of the future

The Turnbull Government is preparing the community to manage and take advantage of future changes to the economy and workforce. It is important for all Australians to understand possible future change, and what the opportunities for the future of work will be.  Member for Durack Melissa Price says that the future of work is not something... read more »

Price continues to Green Durack

On the back of six Green Army projects announced last month, Member for Durack Melissa Price is further protecting the environment in the Kimberley and Mid West. Ms Price, a passionate environmental advocate, has announced eight new Green Army projects across the Kimberley and Mid West. “It’s an exciting time to live in the countr... read more »

Mobile Black Spot Programme rollout schedule updated on new website

Member for Durack Melissa Price said rural and regional Australians will now be able to access up-to-date information on the rollout of round 1 of the Turnbull Government’s $160 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. A new website, launched by Telstra, provides detail on the construction status and timing of the 429 new or upgraded mobile ba... read more »

Applications invited for community heritage projects

Federal Member for Durack today invited local organisations that need support to preserve and conserve important Australian heritage to apply for a Community Heritage Grant.   Managed by the National Library, and funded by the Australian Government, the Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 each to help lo... read more »

Price calls for volunteer nominations

Member for Durack Melissa Price is calling for nominations of local volunteers for the Melissa Price Volunteer Awards 2016.   The Melissa Price Volunteer Awards 2016 is recognising the hard work volunteers put in throughout Durack.   Nominations close on Monday May 2, with the winners announced during National Volunteer Week i... read more »

One celebration, many backgrounds

People in Durack are encouraged to celebrate the region’s cultural diversity on Harmony Day March 21.   Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone and this year we are celebrating with the theme ‘our diversity is our strength’.   Member for Durack Melissa ... read more »

Local parents urged to join up for the jab

Member for Durack Melissa Price has called on parents in Durack to join a national push to have their children immunised against preventable diseases.   Ms Price said families currently receiving the Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate have one week left to make sure their child’s immunisations are on track by 18 March 2016, so... read more »

Children in Durack to benefit from Universal Access

About 2,500 children in Durack will benefit from the Turnbull Government’s National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education.  Member for Durack Melissa Price said $840 million in federal funding will be available for quality preschool programmes across the country, and that these benefits would be felt a... read more »

Additional transition to work services rolled out

The Turnbull Government today announced the final 27 successful organisations that will support young people into work or further education under the third round of the new Transition to Work service.  These organisations will start delivering services from April 2016.  Member for Durack Melissa Price said $322 million had been ... read more »

Durack secures over $1 million in 20 Million Trees funding

Up to 330,000 trees will be planted to help restore our bush and wildlife, after Durack secured $1,116,500 in projects under the next round of the Turnbull Government’s 20 Million Trees programme.   Environmental project Increasing the Extent and Connectivity of Habitat for Mallee Fowl and other Nationally Threatened... read more »

New school guide offers hundreds of programmes for young innovators

School students in Durack will have unprecedented access to more than 250 entrepreneurial, science, digital technology, engineering and mathematics programmes with the release of a new guide. SPI (STEM Programme Index) 2016 is effectively a one-stop catalogue of innovative initiatives provided by business, universities, government and non-govern... read more »

Durack community helping to keep Australia clean

This Sunday individuals, families and volunteer groups will come together on Clean Up Australia Day to tackle waste and litter in the community of Durack. The Turnbull Government is funding compliments the generous donations of funding, time and effort by businesses, councils and community members who are supporting Clean Up Australia’s na... read more »

Price lobbying to get MRI scanner in North West

Member for Durack Melissa Price is lobbying the State Government to get a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner in the north west.   There are no MRI scanners in Western Australia north of Geraldton, which Ms Price believes is completely unacceptable.   “The fact there is no MRI scanners in the Gascoyne, Pilbara or th... read more »

Price lobbying to get MRI scanner in Kimberley

Member for Durack Melissa Price is lobbying the State Government to get a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner in Broome. There are no MRI scanners in Western Australia north of Geraldton, which Ms Price believes is completely unacceptable. “The fact there is no MRI scanners in the Gascoyne, Pilbara or the Kimberley in 2016 is disap... read more »
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