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Disaster Assistance announced for the Kimberley and East Pilbara

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced disaster relief funding for the Kimberley and East Pilbara, following the flooding and consecutive cyclones that have hit the regions hard since late December.  “I understand the Kimberley is hurting, the East Pilbara is hurting, roads are blocked and food stocks in towns like Ku... read more »

Durack Primary Producers and Mining Services Companies Win in New Free Trade Agreement

Australia and Peru have signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA), opening the door for Western Australian exports to one of the fastest growing economies and regions in the world. Member for Durack Melissa Price said PAFTA will eliminate tariffs on 99 per cent of Australian goods and delivers historic access for Australian services... read more »

Quad-strain meningococcal vaccine available to infants in Durack

To help protect our youngest children in Durack from the devastating consequences of meningococcal, the Federal Government will add a quad-strain vaccine to the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Member for Durack Melissa Price said the new vaccine (Nimenrix) covers against A, C, W and Y strains (MenACWY) and will be added to the NIP ahead of ... read more »

Funding Available for Historic Places on the National Heritage List in Durack

Owners and managers of historic places with outstanding heritage significance to Australia can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of the national treasures in their care. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today said that here in Western Australia, we are blessed with an abundance of national heritage sites,... read more »

Giving Australians a fair go in agricultural land sales

Farmers across Durack are set to benefit from new rules announced today to ensure Aussies get a fair go in agricultural land sales. The changes require farm land to be marketed widely to potential Aussie bidders for a minimum of 30 days and provide the opportunity for Australians to participate in the sale process. Member for Durack Melissa P... read more »

Local Drug Action Team applications open for community groups in Durack

The Federal Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams set to rollout across Australia.   Member for Durack Melissa Price said that applications are now open for the third round of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program, which helps to bring the community ... read more »

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 »
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