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Entries for April 2014

Northern Australia Committee to tour Kimberley region

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is looking forward to being in the Kimberley next week and highlighting its development potential to her Federal Committee colleagues, through her role as a Member of the Northern Australian Joint Select Committee. Ms Price said the Committee would host a public hearing in Broome on May 5 and Kununurra on M... read more »

Price welcomes Parliamentary inquiry into the Child Support Program

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement that the House of Representatives Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will be conducting an inquiry into the Child Support Program. Ms Price said the Program assists families at moments of great stress, and it is designed to focus on the needs and costs of ch... read more »

Price welcomes skin cancer public hearings in Perth and Broome

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement that the House of Representatives Health Committee will hold public hearings for its inquiry into skin cancer in Australia in Perth on Thursday 1 May and Broome on Friday 2 May. “The Committee is investigating the awareness, prevention, early diagnosis and manag... read more »

St Luke’s gains key education funding

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced final approval for $420,000 in Commonwealth Government grant funding for St Luke’s College in Karratha. “The funding was provided under the Capital Grants Programme which aims to assist non-government primary and secondary schools to improve capital infrastructure where they othe... read more »

Durack community encouraged to remember on Anzac Day

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today encouraged all Durack residents to remember Australian servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts. “On Anzac Day, it's important to take a moment to reflect and recognise the men and women who served our nation in wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations,” M... read more »

Durack community encouraged to remember on Anzac Day

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today encouraged all Durack residents to remember Australian servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts. “On Anzac Day, it's important to take a moment to reflect and recognise the men and women who served our nation in wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations,” M... read more »

Australians to have their say on teacher education

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is encouraging relevant Durack stakeholders to have their say on putting students first and creating excellence in teacher education, with a public consultation process beginning today. Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne announced the public consultation today and said lifting the quality, prof... read more »
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Price announces key funding for Indigenous cultural projects

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced almost $60,000 in Australian Government funding to support Indigenous arts, culture and language activities in Durack. “Three Durack organisations have received this key funding, which is part of the Australian Government’s 2013-14 strategic projects funding of more than $500,000... read more »

Shorter travel times on Australia’s longest highway

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement that $74.7 million in funding has been given final approval for upgrades to the Great Northern Highway, between Waddington (Batty Bog Road) and Walebing. “This funding is part of the Australian Government’s $307.8 million commitment to upgrade freight netw... read more »

Help support our troops this ANZAC Day

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is encouraging all Durack residents to support Australia’s troops this ANZAC Day by donating to ex-service organisations such as the RSL, Legacy and Soldier On. “Anzac Day is an important occasion when Australians reflect on the courage of the men and women who have served in our name, particular... read more »

Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR): Applications open May 2014

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is pleased to announce that aged care providers in Durack will be able to apply for funds under the next Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) from May 2014. “This Round marks an important step forward in the Government’s reform agenda of the aged care sector, and will contribute to my ongoing review ... read more »

Durack veterans honoured

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is encouraging all eligible Durack war veterans, or families of deceased veterans, to apply for an Australian Government Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of their service and sacrifice during times of war and peace today. “Certificates of Appreciation are a way of expressing the nation&rsquo... read more »

Remote School Attendance Strategy rolled out to additional 30 schools

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced an additional three remote Durack schools to be included in the Abbott Government’s expansion of the Remote School Attendance Strategy from Term 2, 2014. Ms Price said the Government had now finalised most of the 30 schools to be included in the expansion, following consultation with st... read more »

Last chance to have your say on Australia’s agriculture future

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is reminding all Durack residents to have their say on the future of Australia’s agriculture sector, with the submission period for the Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper set to close next week. “In the past few months the White Paper taskforce has travelled throughout A... read more »
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