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Media Releases

Price welcomes skin cancer inquiry

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement of a new inquiry into skin cancer by the House of Representatives Health Committee. According to Cancer Council Australia, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with a skin cancer by the time they turn 70 years of age. In 2011, 1544 people died from the melanom... read more »

Australian of the Year Awards 2014

Australia Day is a time of celebration, not just of our nation and how it has progressed, but to celebrate and honour those who make a significant difference in our community, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. “I attended the Australian of the Year celebration in Canberra to reflect on the many Australians from all walks... read more »

Durack schools to benefit from greater industry linkages

New Trades Skills Centres, benefitting the Durack electorate, will forge closer links with industry as the Abbott led Government strengthens its focus on vocational education and training in schools, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. Ms Price said vocational education and training in schools would provide students in Halls... read more »

Applications open for Farm Finance in WA

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement that applications are now open for eligible WA farm businesses to apply for concessional loans. “Funding across Australia was allocated on a needs basis, with Western Australia to receive $50 million over two years, after a review of Far... read more »
HIPPY nominations sought for Durack Indigenous Communities

Safer trailers on Durack roads

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed new rules mandating safer brakes on new heavy trailers, which will come into law from July 2014. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs recently signed off on a new Australian Design Rule which requires Antilock Braking Systems (ABS) or load proportionin... read more »

Making farming smarter in Durack

New on-the-ground projects will give farmers in Durack more tools and research to help them reduce farm costs, increase productivity and achieve greater returns at the farmgate. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said Minister for Agriculture the Hon Barnaby Joyce had approved funding for 31 new projects across Australia as part of the A... read more »

Indigenous youth suicide crisis a priority

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has put her support behind the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley’s push for increased funding to help combat the Indigenous youth suicide crisis in the region. “During a meeting with Shire President Elsia Archer and Healthy Communities Coordinator John Hart while in Derby, we discussed their con... read more »

Have your say on Black Spot funding

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is calling on all Durack residents to have their say in determining which dangerous roads are the highest priorities for Federal funding. “I will be utilising all feedback received from the electorate to put forward a submission to the newly formed Black Spot Consultative Panel which will consider ... read more »

Durack urged to nominate local businesses for national awards

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today called on the Durack community to get behind their best local businesses by nominating them for the 2014 Telstra Australian Business Awards. For 22 years this prestigious national award program has celebrated the brilliance of Australia’s small and medium businesses and helped entrepreneurs ... read more »

Two Broome finalists up for the national training honours

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: THE HON IAN MACFARLANE MP, Minister for Industry THE HON BOB BALDWIN MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry MS MELISSA PRICE MP, Member for Durack Broome’s Kimberley Training Institute and one of its teachers Jacky Cheng are vying for national training honours at the 2013 Australian Training Awar... read more »

First step on $100 million regional mobile coverage programme with release of discussion paper

The Government has issued a discussion paper seeking feedback from communities in Durack on how to structure the $100 million regional mobile coverage programme – the first step towards improved mobile coverage in many areas of Australia. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Coalition made an election commitment to invest $1... read more »

Durack Men’s Sheds to receive grant funding

Moora Men’s Shed and Mingenew Men’s Shed are two of the 44 community organisations across Australia to receive a grant from the Australian Government under the Shed Development Program. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced that the Moora Men’s Shed would receive $4,000 in grant funding, while the Mingenew M... read more »

Supporting recreational fishing while protecting our marine parks

The Commonwealth Government is delivering a key election promise to protect Australia’s fishing industry and recreational fishers by redeveloping Labor’s flawed marine parks management plans, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. Ms Price said under this review, all Commonwealth marine reserves and parks will remai... read more »

Submissions sought for Northern Australia Committee inquiry

The Australian Parliament’s inquiry into the development of Northern Australia will be vital to our economic growth and strategic position in trade and investment on the world stage, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. “As a Member of the newly formed Northern Australia Committee, I have been tasked with the imp... read more »
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