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Entries for June 2014

Abbott Govt helps keep Durack child care services mobile

Mobile child care services supporting Durack communities where no other viable permanent option exists will share in more than $2 million worth of support from the Abbott Government, Melissa Price, the Federal Member for Durack, announced today.  The Abbott Government supports mobile child care providers servicing regional, remote, rural, ... read more »

Durack students awarded top prize

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today congratulated three Durack students who have been awarded one of the nation’s top prizes for Year 12 students undertaking Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS). Lillian Banks from St Mary’s College in Broome, and Shayna VanBakkum and Thomas Howell from the WA College of Agricu... read more »

Abbott Government actions BBF child care review

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s release of the first-ever comprehensive review of the Budget Based Funded (BBF) child care programme. The Government invests about $61 million annually to support around 340 BBF services, which deliver child care, early learning and outside school hours care where it might not oth... read more »

Flood mitigation project offers security to Carnarvon

Completion of the $60 million Carnarvon Flood Mitigation Stage 2 project will reduce future flood damage to vital community infrastructure. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Australian Government provided $15 million towards the project, which will enable Carnarvon to make a greater contribution to the Western Australian e... read more »

Rebuilding General Practice

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the Abbott Government’s commitment to providing new infrastructure funding to rural and regional areas in the 2014/15 Budget, with $52.5 million in funding for general practices to build the facilities they need to take on more trainees. “The Government will provide 175 infrastructur... read more »

In-demand trades added to the skilled occupation list

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today welcomed the Abbott Government decision to add chefs, bricklayers and wall and floor tilers to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) from July 1 to help meet the skills needs of the Australian economy. Ms Price said the addition of chefs to the SOL reflects that the occupation is in short supply, coupled w... read more »

Development of Northern Australia takes another step forward

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement of Northern Australia Advisory Group members, who will provide expert advice on developing Northern Australia to members of the Strategic Partnership. Ms Price said the Strategic Partnership includes the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, the Premiers of Queensl... read more »

National Broadband Network rolling out in Geraldton

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed NBN Co’s announcement today that around 1300 premises in Geraldton are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation work now underway. “In coming weeks, work will be visible in streets as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clear... read more »

Price welcomes opening of nominations for the National Disability Awards

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the opening of Nominations for the 2014 National Disability Awards, which gives Australians the opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the lives of people with disability. “The National Disability Awards allow us to recognise people a... read more »

Black spot funding to improve road safety in Broome

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced nearly $160,000 to fix black spots in Broome, to build safer roads and a stronger economy under the national Black Spot Programme. The approved funding of $158,500 is for upgrades to Frederick Street and Carnarvon Street. This includes the installation of a median island, adjustments to the r... read more »

Investment in Kimberley training programs

More than 60 Indigenous people in the Kimberley are being provided with training and employment opportunities through two projects funded through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Employment Programme (IEP).  Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Durack, Melissa Price said that funding of $598,500 had... read more »

Committee to examine key infrastructure projects pipeline

As a Member of the Infrastructure and Communications Committee, Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is looking forward to continuing the Committee’s inquiry into Infrastructure Planning and Procurement on Wednesday. “The Committee will hear from Infrastructure Australia as part of its public hearing process, with the statutory bod... read more »

Price welcomes new visa arrangements to strengthen the offshore resources industry

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed new visa arrangements for offshore resources workers that will ensure minimal regulatory impact is felt by industry. Ms Price said the Abbott Government was actively pursuing the repeal of the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Act 2013 (or the “ORA Act”), which was r... read more »

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