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Bill - Military Rehabilitiation and Compensation Amendment Bill, 2014, second reading

Ms PRICE (Durack) (17:23): I am pleased to speak on the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill, which is important within my very large electorate of Durack and throughout our nation, where men and women from communities small, large and far-flung have served the citizens of Australia as well the citizens of the world in opera... read more »

Bill - Australian Citizenship (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014, second reading

I rise to speak on a bill that expresses this government's commitment to helping every man and woman who has, or will, put their heart, mind and a significant amount of money into giving a better life to a child by bringing him or her to this great country of ours. The Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 seeks to ... read more »

Question - to Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

My question is to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Will the minister update the House on the savings to the budget achieved as a result of the government's successful border-protection policies? How have savings been achieved in relation to the onshore immigration and detention network?   Mr MORRISON (Cook&mda... read more »

Bill - Social Security Legislation Amendment, second reading

Australians are very fortunate to live in a country where their government provides key welfare services to support those who are unable to provide for themselves. We have a welfare system that is dedicated to providing a helping hand through financial funding measures. The Department of Human Services is responsible for providing every Austra... read more »

Statement - Kimberley and Port Hedland Schools of the Air

Two schools from Durack visited Parliament House this week to participate in the parliamentary education program. Students from the Kimberley and the Port Hedland Schools of the Air got a wonderful taste of Australia's parliamentary process—and I will just give them a wave now. Hi, kids. There are five Schools of the Air in Western Austr... read more »

Statement - Domestic Violence; Port Hedland Womens Refuge

I wish to discuss an issue that is all too prevalent, not just in my electorate of Durack but, sadly, across the nation: domestic and family violence. In March this year I was given the honour of representing the Prime Minister at the UN International Women's Day celebration in Perth. There was much talk about the plight of women around the wor... read more »

Bill - Trade Support Loan Bill 2014, second reading

I rise today to speak on a piece of legislation that will provide the framework for the delivery of new jobs for Australian workers and for Australia's investment in the highly skilled future workforce. To do this, the Abbott government is implementing key policy measures, including the Trades Support Loans Bill 2014, which is before the House ... read more »

Budget 2014-15 Consideration in Detail - The need to close the gap in Durack

Let us hope I can now lower the tone in the chamber. Thank you. Maybe I will improve it; maybe I will lower it, but let's hope I can get some attention. My question is to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and it relates to how the Abbott government is working to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous school attendance r... read more »

Price welcomes Durack schools' to Parliament House

I had the pleasure of welcoming two schools from Durack to Parliament House this week. They were taking part in the fantastic parliamentary education program that is offered in this place. Students and teachers from Morawa District High School and Newman Primary School took the opportunity to gain a vital understanding of Australia's parliamentar... read more »

Adjournment debate - Price highlights Wiluna challenges

I spent a very cold night on the edge of the desert last week when I met with various stakeholders and residents in one of Western Australia's most remote towns, Wiluna—and may I say I had the best sleep I had had in 18 months. Wiluna was once a thriving regional hub and is where my mother spent her childhood. Sadly, times have changed, and W... read more »

Members Statement - Carnarvon Flood Mitigation Works

Last Friday I had the pleasure of representing the Deputy Prime Minister at the opening of the stage 2 flood mitigation works in Carnarvon. This is a significant project for the region, with $15 million committed by the federal government and $45 million by the Western Australian state government to reduce future flood damage to vital community i... read more »

Constituency Statement - Broome Cluster Education Conference

I recently had the pleasure of officially opening the Broome cluster education conference at Broome Senior High School. It was there that I was able to witness firsthand what can be achieved when schools collaborate and work together under a unified vision with the sole aim of improving the lives of our future generation through education. With app... read more »

MPI - Budget 2014-15; rural and regional Australia

 I rise today to speak on this matter of public importance. Let me start by saying that it is a bit rich for those opposite to question this government's commitment to rural and regional Australia, when the opposition leader, in his budget-in-reply speech, made no mention of supporting people in the bush. Actually, he made no mention of suppor... read more »
Statement - Foreign Minister tours Pilbara region

Appropriation Bills - Budget 2014-15

I rise today to speak on Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2014-15 and cognate bills. These are significant bills that will set the foundation for Australia's future prosperity and will ensure this government has the ability to govern effectively and efficiently. Simply put, this is about money and the financial workings of government. This is about creat... read more »
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