December 16, 2013
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced the Australian Government will provide
over $480 million to fund much needed upgrades to the Great Northern Highway and North West
“I have been working with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Assistant Minister for
Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie... read more »
December 12, 2013
The Strategic Review of the National Broadband Network reveals very fast broadband can
be delivered to all Australians four years sooner and for $32 billion less than under Labor by
using a mix of technologies, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price.
The Review was carried out by NBN Co, the publicly-owned company building the n... read more »
December 12, 2013
The leadership and courage shown by a 16-year-old Broome resident to improve the lives of regional youths should be admired, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price.
Tonnii Skeen has today been announced as one of the 2013 Heywire, Young Regional Australians Telling It Like It Is, winners.
Heywire is an annual competition for you... read more »
December 11, 2013
A second McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse will be based at Geraldton Hospital under an
expansion of the McGrath Foundation program funded by the Australian Government.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the breast care nurse would take up the position in
the first half of 2014.
Ms Price said the nurse would support an estimate... read more »
December 9, 2013
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the launch of the Emergency+ smartphone
app by the Australian Government.
“When activated, the Emergency+ app provides users with their GPS reference which they can
verbally provide to an emergency call taker to pinpoint their physical location,” Ms Price said.
“The inc... read more »
December 4, 2013
The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the Durack electorate
through the newly established Community Development Grants Programme.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced that the Australian Government would
contribute $10.7 million towards four highly anticipated projects in Durack.
“T... read more »
December 3, 2013
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has celebrated her first milestone in Australia’s 44th
Parliament, with the delivery of her Maiden Speech in the House yesterday.
Ms Price took this opportunity to reconfirm her commitment to the Durack electorate and promote
the vast untapped opportunities of this great region.
Growing up in ... read more »
December 3, 2013
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced that Government, Catholic and
Independent schools throughout Durack will have the funding certainty they need as a result of the
Abbott led Government investing an additional $2.8 billion over the next four years.
“Labor left school funding in a mess,” Ms Price said.
“... read more »
November 29, 2013
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced that funding for the Anzac Centenary
Local Grants Program (ACLGP) had increased to $125,000.
“The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our
nation’s history, and the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is an integral part of the C... read more »
November 25, 2013
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today welcomed funding for seven highly deserving arts
organisations throughout the Durack electorate, which will provide more opportunities for
audiences and artists to experience and participate in the arts.
“This funding will ensure a continued and vibrant arts program in Durack that the whole c... read more »
November 22, 2013
The Coalition Government is keeping its election promise to the Australian people, with the House of
Representatives yesterday voting to scrap the carbon tax.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the people of Durack voted against the Carbon Tax
and now I have fulfilled my commitment to them in the Parliament.
“This was an im... read more »
November 22, 2013
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s opening of St John Ambulance’s
new North West Regional Ambulance Centre in Broome.
Ms Price said the $4.8 million centre, funded with a contribution of $2.5 million from the Australian
Government, was a welcome expansion of facilities for staff, volunteers and the wider r... read more »
November 20, 2013
The Federal Government this week announced the commencement of a Productivity Commission
inquiry into child care and early childhood learning across Australia.
This announcement delivers on the Government’s priority commitment to task the Productivity
Commission to inquire into how the child care system can be made more flexible, afford... read more »
November 19, 2013
Australians who would like the opportunity to attend Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli in
2015 can apply for the ballot now, Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price announced today.
“The 100th anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli will
be a very significant commemorative occasion for the... read more »
November 13, 2013
Four tourism businesses in Durack will each be receiving grants of $110,000, under a Coalition
Government scheme designed to improve the quality of the visitor experience in Australia, according
to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price.
“The scheme, known as the T-QUAL Grants—Tourism Quality Projects (TQP) Program, will provide ... read more »