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Entries for April 2015

PRICE calls PM on disaster assistance funding

Melissa Price Member for Durack today welcomed additional disaster recovery assistance for primary producers affected by Tropical Cyclone Olwyn. “I’m pleased that the Australian Government has signed off on grants of up to $25,000 to assist with clean up and recovery costs.” Ms Price said. “This is in addition... read more »

Seeking Green Army participants in the Kimberley

The Green Army is looking for enthusiastic 17-24 year olds to join the team of young Australians supporting environmental action across the country. “Green Army projects are underway and young people who want to gain skills, training and experience in environmental and conservation fields should register their interest,” Ms Pr... read more »
ANZAC 100 - a new coming of age

Durack families get nanny pilot programme

The Australian Government is establishing a new $246 million pilot programme to extend subsidies to nanny home care services to support families to access affordable child care services. Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said subsidised care will be provided to about 10,000 children through this national pilot programme, especially... read more »

Price secures funding boost for Kimberley’s older residents

OLDER PROPLE IN HALLS CREEK will benefit from a funding boost from the Federal Government for a range of aged care projects. Melissa Price, Member for Durack, said that Halls Creek Peoples Church Inc has received a grant of more than $350 000 for their facility upgrade project. Ms Price said the Government has invested more than $35 m... read more »

Durack set to commemorate ANZAC 100

MELSSA PRICE, Member for Durack, today encouraged the Durack community to remember Australian servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts. Ms Price said hundreds of commemorations and services are being held in the Durack electorate in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid-West and Northern Wheatbelt. “On Anzac Day, I encoura... read more »

PRICE promotes Durack women

MELISSA PRICE, Member for Durack is calling on the electorate to recognise local business women who are challenging the status quo and breaking new ground, by nominating them for the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Ms Price said the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, now in its 21st year, provides a unique opportunity to sh... read more »

Durack joins national diabetes conversation

MELISSA PRICE, Member for Durack is calling on local communities to have their say on diabetes, and the best ways to prevent, treat and cure diabetes. Ms Price said the opening of a national consultation process would help guide the Australian Government’s development of a National Diabetes Strategy – an election commitment. ... read more »

PRICE announces grants for men’s well-being in Durack

Men’s Sheds in Kellerberrin, Green Head, Wongan-Ballidu and Geraldton have been granted funding from the Australian Government to continue to support men’s health and well-being in Durack. The grants are part of $400,000 in national funding provided to more than 100 Men’s Sheds across Australia. Announcing the grants... read more »

PRICE brings Minister for Employment to Durack

MEDIA ALERT MELISSA PRICE MP, MEMBER FOR DURACK is pleased to host SENATOR THE HON. ERIC ABETZ in Durack on Wednesday 22 April Senator Abetz, a Liberal Senator for Tasmania, is Leader of the Government in the Senate; Minister for Employment; and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service   ... read more »

PRICE at the pub with TURNBULL

POLITICS IN THE PUB is on offer in Durack with Melissa Price MP bringing the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Communications, to the Freemasons Hotel in Geraldton for a beer and a chat with all and sundry. Ms Price said it was a coup bringing Minister Turnbull to Durack. “My goal has been to make Durack more relevant in Canb... read more »

GNFL announces PRICE sponsorship

The Great Northern Football League is pleased to announce a new bronze sponsor for the upcoming 2015 season ahead of the season launch to be held on Friday evening at Skeetas. Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack, a keen Docker, has thrown her support behind the Great Northern Football League to support the good work of the GNFL, its v... read more »

Durack commemorates ANZAC 100 years

On 25 April 1915 thousands of brave young men went ashore on a foreign beach in a far and distant land. Soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) faced a formidable task – to seize the Gallipoli Peninsula and suppress the Ottoman defences guarding the Dardanelles. The Anzacs went ashore under the cover of da... read more »

National ICE Taskforce

MELISSA PRICE, Federal Member for Durack said tackling the ice scourge that is harming so many communities is a top priority for the Australian Government. Ms Price said Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s announcement this week that the Commonwealth would form a National Ice Taskforce, headed by former Victorian Chief Commissioner of Police Ke... read more »

PRICE asks jobactive services to get results

MELISSA PRICE, Federal Member for Durack has congratulated the organisations that have won contracts to deliver employment services to job seekers and employers in Durack, which extend from the tip of the Kimberley and south beyond Moora in the Wheatbelt. Jobactive, a new employment service model is being introduced by the Australian Govern... read more »
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