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Entries for May 2014

Price welcomes National Indigenous Health Plan

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement by the Abbott Government, that the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan would be developed by the end of the year. The Health Plan is a 10-year evidence-based framework developed with significant input from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander h... read more »

Additional disaster assistance for Durack communities

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement that southern Gascoyne communities impacted by severe flooding in late April would receive additional disaster assistance. The assistance is being provided under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). “Ea... read more »

Government moves forward on $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme

With nominations for the Abbott Government’s $100 million mobile coverage programme set to close at the end of June, Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is encouraging all Durack stakeholders, who have not already done so, to make a submission. “Inadequate mobile phone coverage remains a significant issue for Australians living, w... read more »

Inquiry continues into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomes the opportunity to join with her Indigenous Affairs Committee colleagues to host a public hearing for the Committee’s inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, in Melbourne tomorrow. Ms Price said public hearings had already been held in Alic... read more »

Durack towns shortlisted for HIPPY funding

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement that four Durack communities have been shortlisted for the next round of the Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). HIPPY is a $100m Australian Government-funded initiative which helps Indigenous communities put their children on the path to sch... read more »

Opening of 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has been leading a review of aged care reform across Durack and is delighted to today announce that applications for the next Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) will open from 24 May 2014. The ACAR is the major funding round in the aged care industry and provides new Australian Government-funded aged care pla... read more »

Exmouth to become Australia’s space surveillance hub

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed an announcement by the Minister for Defence David Johnston, of a combined space operations partnership with our partners in the UK, Canada and United States, which is set to significantly benefit Exmouth. The partnership will allow for more effective and coordinated use of space capabilities th... read more »

Applications open for largest-ever investment in long day care professional development

From today, long day care services in Durack can apply to share in the largest-ever investment in the professional development of their educators. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced the opening of applications for the Abbott Government’s $200 million Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPDP). Ms Price s... read more »

Trade support loans to build a stronger Australia

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the Abbott Government’s Budget announcement that it will build a stronger economy by supporting apprentices to successfully complete their qualification. The Government is delivering on its commitment to introduce Trade Support Loans for apprentices to encourage more young people to take u... read more »

Durack students, schools and community to benefit from record funding for schools

Students and schools in Durack will benefit from the Abbott Government’s record recurrent funding investment of $64.5 billion in schools over the next four years. “This government has matched funding for schools over the four year forward estimates as promised at the election and has increased its investment by adding $1.2 billion more... read more »

Abbott Government delivers on Safer Streets funding for Geraldton

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced that the Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to address crime and anti-social behaviour in Geraldton. The 2014-15 Federal Budget includes funding under the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prev... read more »

Supporting economic growth in Durack

Durack will benefit from the Abbott Government’s commitment to build the infrastructure of the 21st Century with nearly $850 million for local projects announced in the 2014-15 Budget. This is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to invest a record $4.7 billion in productivity-enhancing infrastructure in Western Australia... read more »

Green Army to deliver environmental benefits to Durack

The Abbott Government today reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Army. “The Green Army is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy. It will provide hands-on experience for young people in Durack as well protect local environmental sites across Durack,” Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said. “The Governm... read more »

Durack gains in Federal Budget

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed last night’s delivery of the Government’s first Budget which will lay the foundations for a strong and prosperous economy with less debt. “To do this, every Australian must contribute to savings in the Budget. It is a fair Budget because we have systematically looked at every p... read more »

Durack to benefit from $500,000 funding to combat cane toads in the Kimberley

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s Budget announcement that the Western Australian Kimberley will benefit from $500,000 in funding to reduce the threat and spread of cane toads into the iconic region. “The Kimberley Cane Toad Clean Up Programme will receive $500,000 over two years to address the impact of can... read more »
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