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Entries for September 2015

Price building a stronger Durack

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is seeking expressions of interests for grants under the Durack Stronger Communities Programme.   The Durack Stronger Communities Programme will deliver $150,000 worth of projects annually over the next two years.   This round of grants is focusing on youth projects throughout ... read more »

Durack invited to apply for Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia regional touring grants

Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of funding for regional tours of visual arts and support for arts and cultural experiences at regional festivals.   “Up to $2.4 million is available each year through the Visions of Australia program and up to $1.2 million is available th... read more »

Price leads to better bypasses

Member for Durack Melissa Price is pleased the new routes for bypasses around Miling and Wubin have been announced, following her letter to the WA Minister for Transport to request the proposed Miling route be revisited, earlier this year.   Ms Price wrote to Minister Nalder several months ago following concerns and opposition a... read more »

Superfast, affordable broadband now available in Calingiri

More than 175 premises in Durack are ready to join the superfast era with the NBN Co activating its fixed wireless network in the region, offering Internet speeds more than twice as fast as city-based ADSL connections.                     &nbs... read more »

New Transition to Work Service

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today welcomed the release of the Exposure Draft of the Request for Proposal for the Australian Government’s new Transition to Work service for young job seekers.   Ms Price said the Transition to Work service was the centrepiece of the Federal Government’s $331 million Youth E... read more »

“What’s Next” for retrenched workers

Workers faced with retrenchment in Durack now have access to a set of online resources to help them get back on their feet and into work as quickly as possible.   Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz launched the “What’s Next” website last week and said it was important to support retrenched workers making... read more »

Funding security for Men’s Sheds

Member for Durack Melissa Price today said Durack Men’s Sheds would benefit from the Abbott Government’s Father’s Day announcement to secure funding for the organisation until 2019.   Ms Price said Round 11 of the National Shed Development Programme was currently open and local Men’s Sheds could apply for ... read more »

School competition to honour Australia’s Vietnam Veterans

Member for Durack Melissa Price today encouraged the region’s secondary schools to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition.   The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and to ref... read more »

Dumping Labor’s Bank Deposit Tax

Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Government will not proceed with Labor’s Bank Deposit Tax.   “Labor’s Bank Deposit Tax would have imposed costs of $1.5 billion on Australians with savings,” Ms Price said.   “This Government is in the business of protecting the savings of peo... read more »

Government delivers on election commitment for easier, simpler advice for small business in Durack

A new Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) mobile-friendly tool to combine pay, shift and leave calculators with an intuitive interface for mobile devices designed for Small Business has been launched by Employment Minister Eric Abetz and the Fair Work Ombudsman.   Member for Durack Melissa Price said this delivered on another election ... read more »

Price calls for Local Sporting Champions applications

Member for Durack Melissa Price is calling for applications for Round 2 of the 2015-16 Local Sporting Champions (LSC) grants for eligible Durack residents.   The LSC program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation or equ... read more »

Price welcomes disaster assistance for flood-affected communities

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomes the disaster assistance activated in the local government areas of Dalwallinu, Kellerberrin, Moora, Tammin, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu and Wyalkatchem, following flooding from heavy rainfall in late July.   The funding was announced by Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and... read more »

Durack to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is urging local communities to support activities for Adult Learners’ Week, which this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary as an important event on the Australian calendar.   The theme for this year’s Adult Learners’ Week, which is held from 1 to 8 September, is &ls... read more »
Green Army on the ground in Geraldton

Price boosts Kimberley Indigenous languages

Member for Durack Melissa Price is thrilled to announce nine new projects to revive and maintain Australia’s Indigenous languages in Durack.   The announcement is part of the Federal Government’s $11.9 million of funding for this financial year to boost Australia’s Indigenous languages.   The Kimbe... read more »
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