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Media Releases

Record Medicare bulk billing rate a win for patients in Durack

More patients in Durack are seeing their doctor without paying a cent, with the bulk-billing rate increasing to a record 85.8 per cent in the first half of the 2017–18 financial year.    This is the highest GP bulk-billing rate on record for the July to December period and it is nearly 4% higher than Labor’s 81.9 per cent, w... read more »

Major new Regional Growth Fund now open

Assistant Minister for the Environment the Hon Melissa Price MP today announced the Australian Government is investing more than $2.1 million in WA’s own amazing places. “I’m pleased that the world-renowned Ningaloo Reef and coastline, Purnululu National Park and the Shark Bay region will all receive $700,000 to help manage the... read more »

Ground-breaking flu vaccines to protect seniors in Durack

The Turnbull Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over 3 million Australians aged 65 years and over - free of charge.   These new vaccines will help provide stronger protection for over 65s in Durack. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the vaccines have been fast-tracked to ensure lives are saved and that Aust... read more »

High tide for Broome’s sea rescuers

• New HQ and rescue vessel delivered for Broome’s volunteer sea rescuers • Equipment and craft will help the group provide improved marine emergency services • The Coalition Government invested $500,000 in the project. A new headquarters and rescue vessel for Broome’s Volunteer Sea Rescue Group will protect Broome&rs... read more »

Price Delivers for the Goodness, Science, Sustainability and Innovation Festival through the National Science Week Grants program

Pollinators will bring the excitement and discovery of National Science Week to the Mid West after receiving $17,500 from the Australian Government for their National Science Week Festival.  The Goodness, Science, Sustainability and Innovation Festival will consist of 9 days of activities right across the Mid West, with an MRI machine on di... read more »

5 Durack Organisations Funded Through the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program

Support for residents and community based anti-smoking campaigns in Durack is the local focus of record new funding for Australia’s first four-year Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program. “Together, we are making progress in reducing smoking rates but tobacco is still claiming the lives of far too many local Indigenous people,&rdq... read more »

Let's celebrate State's environmental diversity

Anyone who lives in WA knows that we have the greatest natural resource in the world, and it’s not iron ore, or gold deposits. That resource is the Western Australian environment. We have eight of the 15 National Biodiversity hotspots in this country, and my electorate of Durack takes in most of them.  As Assistant Minister for the... read more »

Disaster Assistance announced for the Kimberley and East Pilbara

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced disaster relief funding for the Kimberley and East Pilbara, following the flooding and consecutive cyclones that have hit the regions hard since late December.  “I understand the Kimberley is hurting, the East Pilbara is hurting, roads are blocked and food stocks in towns like Ku... read more »

Durack Primary Producers and Mining Services Companies Win in New Free Trade Agreement

Australia and Peru have signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA), opening the door for Western Australian exports to one of the fastest growing economies and regions in the world. Member for Durack Melissa Price said PAFTA will eliminate tariffs on 99 per cent of Australian goods and delivers historic access for Australian services... read more »

Quad-strain meningococcal vaccine available to infants in Durack

To help protect our youngest children in Durack from the devastating consequences of meningococcal, the Federal Government will add a quad-strain vaccine to the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Member for Durack Melissa Price said the new vaccine (Nimenrix) covers against A, C, W and Y strains (MenACWY) and will be added to the NIP ahead of ... read more »

Funding Available for Historic Places on the National Heritage List in Durack

Owners and managers of historic places with outstanding heritage significance to Australia can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of the national treasures in their care. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today said that here in Western Australia, we are blessed with an abundance of national heritage sites,... read more »

Giving Australians a fair go in agricultural land sales

Farmers across Durack are set to benefit from new rules announced today to ensure Aussies get a fair go in agricultural land sales. The changes require farm land to be marketed widely to potential Aussie bidders for a minimum of 30 days and provide the opportunity for Australians to participate in the sale process. Member for Durack Melissa P... read more »

Local Drug Action Team applications open for community groups in Durack

The Federal Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams set to rollout across Australia.   Member for Durack Melissa Price said that applications are now open for the third round of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program, which helps to bring the community ... read more »

Suicide prevention trial site makes progress

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price confirmed that the Mid West region Suicide Prevention Trial, one of 12 national trial sites to combat suicide, is making good progress in identifying effective approaches to suicide prevention.  In 2017, the Mid West region received a share of the Federal Government’s $192 million election commi... read more »

Price Delivers New Environmental Research for the Wheatbelt and Mid-West

Assistant Minister for the Environment and Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced she has delivered new funding for Threatened Species research in her electorate.  The funding, delivered through the Federal Government’s $145 million National Environmental Science Program, will deliver an innovative project to aid in t... read more »
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