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Entries for July 2014

Environmental prospects for Durack

TREES, 20 million trees grants The Federal Government is working to reach its target of planting 20 million trees by 2020. The 20 Million Trees programme will be implemented through two streams of competitive grants to land managers and community groups, and a tender process for larger-scale service providers. Melissa Price, Federal Member fo... read more »

Small business benefits big in Durack

Restart - its official. Restart provides a $10,000 incentive to employers to hire and retain mature age job seekers aged 50 and over who have received income support for six months or more. Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price said that the ageing population means increasing workforce participation is critical to our future prosperity, and the... read more »

Rescue capabilities boosted for Broome

 DELIVERING on its election commitments to the people of Broome, the Australian Government is investing $3.2 million in new sea and air rescue facilities for the region through the Community Development Grants Programme.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and Federal Member for Du... read more »

Highway upgrade sees freight capacity soar

ROAD TRAINS and commuters are experiencing faster and safer trips on the Great Northern Highway at Port Hedland, with works on a $260 million upgrade now complete and open to traffic.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss joined Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price and Western Australi... read more »

Durack City of Greater Geraldton gets NBN

More fixed line broadband is scheduled to be constructed in Geraldton giving access to more homes and businesses in Spalding, Bluff Point, Mount Tarcoola, Tarcoola Beach, West End and Mahomet Flats. Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said that currently there are over 8,900 premises in Greater Geraldton and surrounds able to order an NBN ser... read more »

Price says “Have a Go Durack”

Two bright sparks from Geraldton have been chosen to lead social innovation at the Regional Arts Australia Summit: Arts & Edges this October, which is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price, congratulated Julian Canny and Rosie Sitorus on their selection and is urging people in her electorate ... read more »

Nominate a Local by 1 August

Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price is calling on people throughout the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Midwest and Wheatbelt to have their say on who should be the 2015 Australian of the Year by nominating community members who are inspirational Australians. Reflecting on her work and the people she has met in her first year as the representat... read more »

Durack town of Exmouth set for Defence boost

Exmouth is set to benefit from a new facilities project which supports the acquisition of 72 new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Subject to Parliamentary approval of the project, construction is expected to begin in 2015 and be completed by 2022. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said that the Shire of Exmouth had been working hard wit... read more »

Carbon Tax Axe benefits Durack communities: Price

“Today’s vote by the Senate to repeal the Carbon Tax is great news for local families and small businesses”, Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said today. “Scrapping the Carbon Tax will save the average household around $550 a year, including around $200 on the average household electricity bill and around $70 on the... read more »

Price promotes loans to Durack apprentices

The Abbott Coalition Government is building a stronger economy by supporting apprentices to successfully complete their qualification. The legislation for Trade Support Loans has been passed by the Parliament, allowing loans of up to $20,000 over the four years of an apprenticeship. Melissa Price, Member for Durack said the Government is deliveri... read more »

Price promotes aged care in Durack

People looking for aged care services in Durack now have access to a new online tool that will help them estimate their aged care costs. The Fee Estimator, available online or via phone, allows people to enter their income and assets, and receive an estimate of the fees they may be asked to pay when entering residential care or accessing home care... read more »

$829,000 Investment in Meekatharra - Durack

Sixty seven local Indigenous people will be provided with training and employment opportunities through three training projects in the Durack town of Meekatharra with Federal Government funding of $829,000. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Durack Melissa Price, said funding of $500,000 would establish a young ... read more »

Helping protect Durack families in the Kimberley

The Australian Government is helping support Durack women and children at risk of domestic violence in Indigenous communities by providing funding of $180,000 to support the operations of a women’s shelter in Djarindjin in the Kimberley. The funding, from the Community Development Fund (CDF), will support the employment of Indigenous staff t... read more »

Price announces Child Care Benefit increase for Durack families

The standard hourly rate of Child Care Benefit that families in Durack receive will increase by the CPI this week, as highlighted in the recent Federal Budget. Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said this could see a lower income family, with one child in full-time care, receive up to $264[1] extra this year in the Child Care Benefit alone.... read more »

Price welcomes exploration incentive for Durack juniors

Melissa Price MP Federal Member for Durack today applauded the Abbott government’s announcement to boost new mineral exploration activity. The incentive scheme is focused on greenfield exploration for junior mining companies. With exploration activity at a 10 year low, Ms Price said that the Exploration Development Incentive Scheme would as... read more »
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