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Entries for September 2014

Price applauds useful visas for safe haven Durack towns

Regional communities in Durack that are seeking to fill job vacancies and grow their business are set to benefit from legislation recently introduced into the Parliament. Those illegal maritime arrivals who qualify and successfully apply for a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) will work in designated regions, identified through a national self-nom... read more »

Exmouth Defence proposal one step closer

Defence is progressing its proposal to construct a Space Surveillance Telescope Facility at the Harold E Holt Naval Communications Station in Exmouth, Western Australia, with the referral of the project to the Public Works Committee. The facility would be the cornerstone of a space situational awareness partnership between Australia and the United... read more »

Landcare grants open in Durack

Landcare and other community groups in Durack will be able to access a helping hand with the launch of the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said today. “The grant round is a fitting way to commemorate the twenty fifth an... read more »

Abbott Government delivers on Safer Streets funding for Durack electorate

The Hon Michael Keenan MP The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to address crime and anti-social behaviour, Member for Durack Melissa Price said today. The 2014-15 Federal Budget delivered funding under the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prevent... read more »

Abbott Government delivers on Safer Streets funding for Durack electorate

The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to address crime and anti-social behaviour, Member for Durack Melissa Price said today. The 2014-15 Federal Budget delivered funding under the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, where proceeds of crime will be directed to fund local crime prevention projects in the City of... read more »

Be Smart, Safe and Responsible when using technology

Melissa Price Federal Member for Durack has hosted Nola Marino, Federal Member for Forrest, in a number of Geraldton schools to present workshops on cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is when someone is harassed or tormented through any form of technology. New research commissioned by the Abbott Government this year showed that one in five Australian c... read more »

Djugerari Remote Community School commemorates

Djugerari Remote Community School has received funding to install a flagpole to fly the Australian National flag, as part of the Saluting Their Service community grants scheme made available by the Federal government. Djugerari Remote Community School, is located about 100 kilometers by road north of Fitzroy Crossing, and has received the funding ... read more »

Price: Payment increase for Durack pensioners

More than 3.7 million pensioners will receive an increase to their payments from 20 September, the second rise this year. Member for Durack, Melissa Price said single age pensioners will receive an increase of up to $11.50 a fortnight, while age pensioner couples will receive up to $17.40 extra a fortnight. “This means total pension paymen... read more »

Local Community Crime Forum in Geraldton

City of Greater Geraldton residents are invited to attend a Community Crime Forum on 18 September, organised by the Member for Durack, Melissa Price together with the Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection, Michael Keenan. Ms Price said the forum will provide local residents with an opportunity to have their say on how crime is affect... read more »

Price pushes for WA’s North West in northern inquiry

The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee, of which Melissa Price, Member for Durack is a member, has tabled its final report on the development of Northern Australia, titled Pivot North. The Committee was tasked with the important role of helping to define the future of Australia’s North—a region vital to the econ... read more »

Local Community Crime Forum Geraldton - 18 September 2014

Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack with special guest, Michael Keenan MP, Federal Minister for Justice, and kindly sponsored by the City of Greater Geraldton, invite you to the Local Community Crime Forum – Geraldton. ·        Thursday 18 September ·    &nb... read more »

Price promotes Durack women for Boardroom roles

Two highly talented women from the electorate of Durack have been awarded the Federal Government’s Board Diversity Scholarship. Julie Alvaro of Merredin and Anna Mouton of Broome are amongst five state recipients, and 30 nationally, selected by the Federal Government and the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors) from 300 quality r... read more »

Cheaper Health Care Benefits for Seniors in Durack – as Promised

In a win for seniors the Government has delivered a key election commitment giving thousands more self-funded retirees access to cheaper medicine and health benefits. Despite repeated attempts by Labor and the Greens to block it, legislation to index income thresholds for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card has passed Parliament. Member for Dura... read more »

Government delivers for local Durack roads

The Australian Government has delivered on its $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme. The Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 passed the Senate and will see councils across Durack get their first payments next month… on time and in full,” Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said. “The primary intent of thi... read more »

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