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Entries for June 2015

Golden Wattle to visit Wheatbelt and Mid West

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre ‘Golden Wattle’ will hit the road to give people in the Wheatbelt and Mid-West easy access to essential government payments and services in July.  The Mobile Service Centre is a travelling outreach service that shortens the distance between rural and regional communities and ... read more »

New jobactive services up and running in Durack

Member for Durack Melissa Price has today welcomed the start of the Australian Government’s new employment service – jobactive. “jobactive is the Government’s new $6.8 billion employment service which will help more job seekers in our region to find and keep a job,” Ms Price said. “Through jobac... read more »

Durack black spot new and upgraded base stations.

Ajana Northampton Mid West Beacon Mount Marshall ... read more »

Durack gets greener

Member for Durack Melissa Price has presided over some great results for Durack, in round three of the Green Army. In a round which sees many of the regions of Durack getting new environmental projects, Ms Price said this illustrates the Government’s and her passion for protecting the environment. Geraldton will be boosted with... read more »

Price urges State Government to fast-track hospital negotiations

Member for Durack Melissa Price has today in Federal Parliament called for the State Government to fast-track the Geraldton Regional Hospital negotiations. “In the last few years, there has also been a spike in emergency cases and a higher demand for in-patient services,” Ms Price said.  “The hospital does not have... read more »

Pilbara set to flourish following Northern Australia White Paper

Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the release of the Northern Australia White Paper Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. The White Paper was one of the Coalition’s 2013 election promises. The paper found the earnings from the Pilbara alone are larger than 119 countries’ econom... read more »

Kimberley set to flourish following Northern Australia White Paper

Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the release of the Northern Australia White Paper Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. The White Paper was one of the Coalition’s 2013 election promises. The paper found the Kimberley has the potential to utilize one million mega litres of sustainab... read more »

Two weeks for local schools to apply for Sporting School funding

Member for Durack Melissa Price is urging all local Durack primary schools to register for the first round of Sporting Schools funding. The $100 million programme is part of the Abbott Government’s plan to get more children active and healthy. This year’s round of programme delivery grants will enable primary schools in&... read more »

Abbott Government chooses Durack for HIPPY early childhood support

Children in Durack are among an extra 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities set to benefit from the Abbott Government’s expansion of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), Melissa Price Member for Durack announced today.   “HIPPY is a two-year home-based parenting and early childh... read more »

Price welcomes Rose Nowers Child Care Centre

Member for Durack Melissa Price has today announced Port Hedland community organization Rose Nowers Child Care Centre will receive $215,348 in funding from the Abbott Government ensuring their essential front line community service can continue to assist local residents. “This is great news for Port Hedland,” Ms Price said. ... read more »

Durack to have their say on country of origin food labelling

Durack can have their say on what they want in clearer country of origin food labelling in an online survey that will help design the Australian Government’s new labelling system.   The Government has been consulting with industry – including growers, processors and retailers to implement a clearer, more direct system for f... read more »

Government services re-open in Imintji and Ngallagunda

Kimberley residents now have improved access to Centrelink and Medicare services thanks to the re-opening of new Department of Human Services’ Agents in Imintji and Ngallagunda. Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Marise Payne announced services in Imintji and Ngallagunda are once again open for business. “These s... read more »

Price Welcomes Strategic Regional Advisory Councils

Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomes the State Government’s decision to set up the Strategic Regional Advisory Councils (SRAC) in the Pilbara and Kimberley for Aboriginal people. The SRAC is a long-term regional services plan delivering better health and wellbeing, education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal people in regi... read more »

Seeking Pearls of Wisdom - Northern Australia Committee returns to Broome

Melissa Price, Member for Durack is excited to be bringing the Northern Australia Committee back to Broome. The Parliamentary Committee was set-up by the Abbott Government to investigate economic development opportunities in Northern Australia. Last year the Committee completed an interim and final report into the development of the ... read more »

Price hosting Geraldton Ice Summit

Melissa Price Member for Durack is hosting a Geraldton Ice Summit on Wednesday. Stakeholders in the community, such as police and health officials, rehabilitation services providers and the Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash will be in attendance at the summit. Ms Price is hosting the Summit to hear the concerns of local sta... read more »

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