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$829,000 Investment in Meekatharra - Durack

Sixty seven local Indigenous people will be provided with training and employment opportunities through three training projects in the Durack town of Meekatharra with Federal Government funding of $829,000. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Durack Melissa Price, said funding of $500,000 would establish a young ... read more »

Helping protect Durack families in the Kimberley

The Australian Government is helping support Durack women and children at risk of domestic violence in Indigenous communities by providing funding of $180,000 to support the operations of a women’s shelter in Djarindjin in the Kimberley. The funding, from the Community Development Fund (CDF), will support the employment of Indigenous staff t... read more »

Price announces Child Care Benefit increase for Durack families

The standard hourly rate of Child Care Benefit that families in Durack receive will increase by the CPI this week, as highlighted in the recent Federal Budget. Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said this could see a lower income family, with one child in full-time care, receive up to $264[1] extra this year in the Child Care Benefit alone.... read more »

Price welcomes exploration incentive for Durack juniors

Melissa Price MP Federal Member for Durack today applauded the Abbott government’s announcement to boost new mineral exploration activity. The incentive scheme is focused on greenfield exploration for junior mining companies. With exploration activity at a 10 year low, Ms Price said that the Exploration Development Incentive Scheme would as... read more »

Price promotes finance, risk and income support for Durack farmers

Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack, will visit the wheatbelt next week to highlight three support schemes available to farmers in Western Australia. Farmers can apply for a Farm Finance concessional loan under new rounds of the scheme opened this week. Ms Price said that farmers throughout her Durack, which includes the Mid-west, the ... read more »

Durack service providers asked to apply for DSS grant funding

Applications for grant funding under the new Federal Department of Social Services (DSS) grant arrangements are open. Member for Durack Melissa Price said that the Abbott Government is seeking to deliver services that are informed by local communities and that respond to local issues through this new round of grants. “As your local member, ... read more »

Abbott Govt helps keep Durack child care services mobile

Mobile child care services supporting Durack communities where no other viable permanent option exists will share in more than $2 million worth of support from the Abbott Government, Melissa Price, the Federal Member for Durack, announced today.  The Abbott Government supports mobile child care providers servicing regional, remote, rural, ... read more »

Durack students awarded top prize

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today congratulated three Durack students who have been awarded one of the nation’s top prizes for Year 12 students undertaking Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS). Lillian Banks from St Mary’s College in Broome, and Shayna VanBakkum and Thomas Howell from the WA College of Agricu... read more »

Abbott Government actions BBF child care review

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s release of the first-ever comprehensive review of the Budget Based Funded (BBF) child care programme. The Government invests about $61 million annually to support around 340 BBF services, which deliver child care, early learning and outside school hours care where it might not oth... read more »

Flood mitigation project offers security to Carnarvon

Completion of the $60 million Carnarvon Flood Mitigation Stage 2 project will reduce future flood damage to vital community infrastructure. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Australian Government provided $15 million towards the project, which will enable Carnarvon to make a greater contribution to the Western Australian e... read more »

Rebuilding General Practice

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the Abbott Government’s commitment to providing new infrastructure funding to rural and regional areas in the 2014/15 Budget, with $52.5 million in funding for general practices to build the facilities they need to take on more trainees. “The Government will provide 175 infrastructur... read more »

In-demand trades added to the skilled occupation list

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today welcomed the Abbott Government decision to add chefs, bricklayers and wall and floor tilers to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) from July 1 to help meet the skills needs of the Australian economy. Ms Price said the addition of chefs to the SOL reflects that the occupation is in short supply, coupled w... read more »

Development of Northern Australia takes another step forward

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement of Northern Australia Advisory Group members, who will provide expert advice on developing Northern Australia to members of the Strategic Partnership. Ms Price said the Strategic Partnership includes the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, the Premiers of Queensl... read more »

National Broadband Network rolling out in Geraldton

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed NBN Co’s announcement today that around 1300 premises in Geraldton are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation work now underway. “In coming weeks, work will be visible in streets as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clear... read more »

Price welcomes opening of nominations for the National Disability Awards

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the opening of Nominations for the 2014 National Disability Awards, which gives Australians the opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the lives of people with disability. “The National Disability Awards allow us to recognise people a... read more »
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