May 8, 2018
Like most Australians, I’m a keen recycler – one of the 96 per cent who told a recent survey they participate regularly in recycling, by separating their bottles, cans, papers and other recyclable material every week.
The National Waste Report 2016 tell us that Australia has increased the amount of waste we recycle in by almost... read more »
May 2, 2018
The 18 month migration period for Cervantes residents to switch to the nbn is nearly over, with residents advised to make the transition before it is too late.
May 11 will mark the turn-off date for phone lines and internet services in town not already provided by nbn.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the residen... read more »
April 27, 2018
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has today welcomed the decision to increase hospital infrastructure funding for Western Australian, in direct response to the State’s continued low level of GST funding.
Ms Price said she was pleased to see the commitment to Western Australian health from the Federal Government, pending the com... read more »
April 26, 2018
Senior residents in Durack and their families will benefit from significant aged care quality reforms today announced by the Turnbull Government.
At the heart of these reforms, aged care regulation, compliance and complaints handing will be brought together in a new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.  ... read more »
April 24, 2018
The Australian and Western Australian Governments are moving forward with their commitment to making the Great Northern Highway a better and safer road with construction starting on two vital upgrades.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said local businesses would reap benefits from these works with the Miling Bypass contractor Watpac Civil... read more »
April 17, 2018
• New Wind on Water Festival takes place this weekend 21-22 April 2018
• Festival will be a major tourism drawcard for Greater Geraldton
• The Coalition Government invested $80,000 through the Building Better Regions
The Wind on Water Festival is set to WoW attendees this weekend in Geraldton WA, with a range of events to be hel... read more »
April 15, 2018
Access to super-fast data services improves in WA Wheatbelt
• New data centre and relay stations installed in North Eastern Wheatbelt region
• Access to improved data services a boon for businesses and locals
• $701,875 provided under Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund
New telecommunication equipmen... read more »
April 14, 2018
Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced the rollout of the nbn network is complete in the Kimberley with all homes and businesses now able to order an nbn service from a retail service provider.
Ms Price made the announcement at a special event held in Broome today where she unveiled artwork that has been created by students... read more »
April 12, 2018
The final round of consultation on the Wheat Port Code has begun, following initial feedback from farmers and exporters who said the Code has struck the right balance in creating a more competitive Australian wheat industry.
Member for Durack Melissa Price today encouraged stakeholders across Durack to contribute to the final round of cons... read more »
April 11, 2018
Lives set to be saved in Durack
• The Federal Government has announced the 2018-19 funding allocation for Black Spot projects
• Durack to receive $90,000 under the allocation, with 3 projects set to be delivered
• $5,175,339 has been allocated in Western Australia toward 28 projects, forming a key plank of the Government&r... read more »
March 26, 2018
More than $240,000 from the Australian Government will be invested in in upgrading three aerodromes throughout Durack, improving access to basic services and essential deliveries such as food, medicine and mail under Round 5 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program announced today.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said that funding of... read more »
March 23, 2018
Assistant Minister for the Environment the Hon Melissa Price MP today announced the Australian Government is investing more than $2.1 million in WA’s own amazing places.
“I’m pleased that the world-renowned Ningaloo Reef and coastline, Purnululu National Park and the Shark Bay region will all receive $700,000 to help manage the... read more »
March 22, 2018
Marine protection is everyone’s business and some would argue that our marine environment is WA’s greatest asset.
The spotlight is on marine protection this week with the tabling of the Australian Marine Park management plans (the Plans) into the Federal Parliament. The Plans will protect our valuable marine environment while looking... read more »
March 18, 2018
A major renewable energy project funded through the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund is now providing the Mingullatharndo Aboriginal community near Roebourne, Western Australia, with clean water and more reliable electricity supplies.
Federal Member for Durack the Hon. Melissa Price MP opened the plant today, and s... read more »
March 9, 2018
More patients in Durack are seeing their doctor without paying a cent, with the bulk-billing rate increasing to a record 85.8 per cent in the first half of the 2017–18 financial year.
This is the highest GP bulk-billing rate on record for the July to December period and it is nearly 4% higher than Labor’s 81.9 per cent, w... read more »