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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 »

Price Slams State Government over School of the Air closures

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has taken aim at today’s announcement by the McGowan Labor Government to close the Schools of the Air, effective 1 January 2019.  “This announcement illustrates the contempt and disregard Labor have for regional students, regional teachers and regional families” Ms ... read more »

Education Review hits Karratha

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is urging Karratha residents to have their say on local education issues as part of an independent review into regional, rural and remote education in Australia. Ms Price said the review, led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey of Flinders University, will consider the challenges, barriers and successes that i... read more »

Bruce Rock High School True Blue Dreaming Mentor Program wins $16,500 in Federal Funding

Member for Durack Melissa Price has today announced a grant for $16,500 for the Bruce rock parents and Citizens Association has been approved by the Federal Government.  “I am incredibly pleased to see this money contributed, as the money will towards a review of the Blue Dreaming program at the Bruce Rock High School, which I believe... read more »

Karratha receives $22,500 in federal funding for the AICD Governance Training Course

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has today announced that $22,500 in federal funding has been released for the Karratha Business Centre to deliver AICD Governance Training Courses in Karratha.  “It is vitally important we have the executive officers and directors of the non-for-profit sector across the updated legislative requi... read more »

Linking Martu with Job opportunities in the Western Desert

Member for Durack Melissa Price has today announced $19,500 for the Kalyuku Ninti-Puntuku Ngurra Martu organisation to deliver a jobs boost for the Martu population of the East Pilbara.  “Parrngurr has been chosen as the site for the project as the Martu have expressed a strong desire for meaningful paid activity on their lands away f... read more »

Kununurra receives $32,100 for a Community Learning Centre business case

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced $32,100 in funding for the business case for the proposed Kandiwal Community Learning Centre in Kununurra.  “I am incredibly pleased to have been able to provide funding for this project, as the development of a community learning centre has been identified as a real priority in ... read more »

$20,000 for the West Midlands Regional Brand initiative

Member for Durack Melissa Price Today announced $20,000 in funding for the West Midlands Group Incorporated, a marketing group set up to establish a regional brand for the West Midlands Region. “By establishing a strong regional brand, primary producers can increase demand and awareness for their products produced in the region, which is i... read more »

Building Better Region's Windfall for the Mid West

Building Better Region’s Windfall for the Mid West The Midwest will benefit economically and culturally with community projects being awarded grants under the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investment Stream.  Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Mid West has received funding for two... read more »

The Mid West & Gascoyne receives $9,869,620 for 2 projects from the Building Better Regions Fund

• $9,082,620 for the construction of a new industrial waste management facility in Onslow, the only facility of its kind in Western Australia.  The new facility will be a highly cost effective alternative for the mining industry in the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid West.  • $787,000 for the Upgrade of the Shire of Yalgoo Dual Use S... read more »

Local Drug Action Team rolling out in Broome

Community groups in Durack are joining forces under a Turnbull Government plan to tackle the scourge of ice, drugs and alcohol at a grass-roots level, delivering support to help those battling drug and alcohol addiction.    In the latest offensive, the next 40 Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) have been announced to tackle the challenges ... read more »

Local Drug Action Team rolling out in Port Hedland

Community groups in Durack are joining forces under a Turnbull Government plan to tackle the scourge of ice, drugs and alcohol at a grass-roots level, delivering support to help those battling drug and alcohol addiction.    In the latest offensive, the next 40 Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) have been announced to tackle the challenges ... read more »

The Pilbara & Gascoyne receives $9,884,171 for 3 projects from the Building Better Regions Fund

• $9,082,620 for the construction of a new industrial waste management facility in Onslow, the only facility of its kind in Western Australia.  The new facility will be a highly cost effective alternative for the mining industry in the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid-West.  • $545,700 for a pilot program for off-grid solar and water ... read more »

The Kimberley receives $8,718,400 for 4 projects from the Building Better Region’s Fund

• $4,800,000 for the Wunan Foundation and Northern Minerals Ltd for a training facility to integrate Kimberley Aboriginal Communities with the Rare Earth Mining industry in Halls Creek • $2,944,400 for Nyamba Buru Yawuru for a community meeting place at Cable Beach, which will add another tourist attraction to the town, by encouraging co... read more »
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