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Entries for August 2014

Green Light for North West Coastal Highway upgrade

The Australian Government is getting on with building the infrastructure for the 21st century without a jobs and investment destroying mining tax with today’s approval of up to $174 million in funding towards upgrades to the North West Coastal Highway. The highway upgrade will involve a combination of widening and overlay works for a 130 ... read more »

More child care places for Carnarvon WA

The number of formal long day care places in Carnarvon will increase by over 40 per cent thanks to a $420,000 grant from the Abbott Government. Melissa Price, Member for Durack, announced an extra 18 places would be delivered to Carnarvon’s only formal long day care centre – Granny Glasgow Day Care Centre – through a building ex... read more »

Boost to Durack through local government grants

NEW payments to councils in Durack are being made under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.  Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price said the Federal Government is providing $2.3 billion to local councils nationwide in 2014-15 alone, including $282.7 million to Western Australian councils.  Councils ... read more »

Price asks visionary Durack women to nominate

Nominations are open for RIRDC’s annual awards to recognise the commitment and innovation of women working to improve life in rural Australia. The 2015 RIRDC Rural Women's Award acknowledges the contribution women make to primary industries and rural communities. Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack is asking rural women to nominate the... read more »

Price calls on Durack to speak up for child care

  Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price is urging Durack communities to have their say on how child care can be made more affordable, flexible and accessible. The Productivity Commission is undertaking consultation following last month’s release of its draft report into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning. “From backyard... read more »

Durack encouraged to apply for Science and Innovation Awards

Durack's young scientists working on agricultural research projects are invited to apply for the 2015 Science and Innovation Awards. The awards encourage young people to advance their ideas and collaborate with previous Award winners, sponsors and supporting research institutions. “We know our young people are passionate about the future of... read more »

Welfare submissions closing Friday

 Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price is encouraging people in Durack to have their say on the recently released interim report proposing improvements to Australia’s welfare system. Ms Price says public submissions need to be lodged by Friday, 8 August. “The interim report, ‘A New System for Better Employment and Social... read more »

Trade skills boosted through new training centre in Geraldton

Young people of the broader Geraldton region will be able to gain valuable skills at a new facility being officially opened at Geraldton Senior College today. The Geraldton Regional Trade Training Centre is offering local secondary students qualifications in engineering, manufacturing and electrotechnology. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister... read more »

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