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Entries for May 2015

Durack farmer depreciation brought forward

DURACK FARMERS can claim a tax deduction on all capital expenditure on water facilities, fodder storage assets and fencing incurred since the 2015 Budget was handed down at 7:30pm on 12 May. Farmers can fully deduct the cost of water facilities and fencing in the year they are purchased and deduct the cost of fodder storage assets over th... read more »

Price: Durack towns get boost to attract doctors

Towns in Durack like Carnarvon and Jurien are among 450 that will find it easier to attract doctors with an overhauled GP Rural Incentives Program, Melissa Price, Member for Durack said. Under changes announced by the Australian Government, some 450 country towns will receive increased subsidies to attract and retain doctors. Ms Pri... read more »
Connecting Durack’s job seekers and jobactive providers
Geraldton business diversity - pillars of a strong economy

Grant to help define story of Dampier Archipelago

  The Dampier Archipelago will benefit from the announcement of successful projects under the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme. Federal Environment Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP congratulated 30 community groups and organisations across Australia, including the Murujuga Aborigina... read more »

Funding to protect Batavia's national heritage

THE HISTORIC BATAVIA National Heritage maritime archaeological project will receive $80,000 in funding under the Australian Government's Protecting National Historic Sites programme. Australian Environment Minister, Greg Hunt said the grant would greatly enhance visitor understanding of the Batavia shipwreck, which is a National Heritage l... read more »

PRICE welcomes national Ice taskforce to the Kimberley

An ICE TASKFORCE consultation meeting conducted in Broome this week by the National Ice Taskforce has been welcomed by Melissa Price, Member for Durack. Broome was selected by the Taskforce, as one of eight locations across regional Australia to gather grass roots information on local impacts, effective programs and current efforts to com... read more »

Round Two opens for Stronger Regions in Durack

Councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations in the electorate of Durack can apply for funding of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital infrastructure projects under Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said she strongly encourages eligible parties to apply, with the Fund... read more »

Budget to support NDIS, disability employment and carers

Melissa Price, Member for Durack has welcomed measures in the 2015 Budget that will deliver support for the full roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), improve employment services for people with disability and increase assistance for Australia’s 2.7 million carers. The 2015 Budget initiatives are part of the Gov... read more »

Abbott Government’s Defence Investment in Durack

he Abbott Government is continuing to make a significant investment in the safety and security of Durack, and Australia. The first responsibility of Government is to keep our people safe in an uncertain world. We are delivering on the our election commitment to increase Defence spending to two per cent of GDP within a decade, building on t... read more »

Roads to Recovery - a double dollar boost in Durack

LOCAL ROADS IN DURACK will benefit from the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme being doubled in 2015–16 to $ $31,698,759. The 2015-16 Federal Budget confirmed a national commitment to doubling the Roads to Recovery investment in the next financial year to support greater access for Australians and improved safe... read more »

Abbot Government's child care safety net for Durack families

Durack families will benefit from the Abbott Government’s new Child Care Safety Net which will provide more support for disadvantaged or vulnerable children to access early childhood learning and child care, Melissa Price, Member for Durack said today. Ms Price said the 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan ... read more »
Growing Jobs and Small Business package

Jobs for Families Package delivers choice for Durack families

Melissa Price, member for Durack f said the 2015 Budget delivers a $4.4 billion Jobs for Families package to give parents more choice and opportunity to work. “The 2015 Budget delivers on the Government’s commitment to support families by making child care simpler, more affordable, more flexible, and more accessible,” Ms P... read more »

Growing Jobs and Small Business package to help young Australians in Durack into work

  Young job seekers in Durack will have new opportunities to secure a job as a result of the Coalition Government’s Growing Jobs and Small Business package announced in the 2015 Budget said Melissa Price, Member for Durack. In the first eighteen months of the Government around a quarter of a million new jobs were created – ... read more »
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