February 3, 2014
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price will be encouraging local Durack public schools to consider participating in the Coalition Government’s new $70 million Independent Public School initiative.
Ms Price said the Independent Public School initiative would help local government schools to become more independent by increasing their own loc... read more »
February 3, 2014
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed today’s announcement that disaster assistance is being made available for Durack communities impacted by severe flooding during the period of 16 to 24 January 2014.
The announcement was made today by Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services... read more »
January 31, 2014
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today welcomed the Abbott led Government’s $1.5 million investment to upgrade local Durack airstrips as part of the Regional Aviation Access Programme.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that 39 remote communities, including si... read more »
January 30, 2014
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 »
January 29, 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 »
January 23, 2014
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 »
January 22, 2014
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
“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 »
January 20, 2014
Indigenous communities in Durack can now nominate for an Australian Government initiative that
helps parents and carers put their children on the path to school success.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today joined Assistant Minister for... read more »
January 14, 2014
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 »
January 14, 2014
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 »
January 13, 2014
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
“During a meeting with Shire President Elsia Archer and Healthy Communities Coordinator John Hart
while in Derby, we discussed their con... read more »
December 25, 2013
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 »
December 20, 2013
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 »
December 18, 2013
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 »
December 18, 2013
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 »