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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Bill 2014

I am certainly pleased to follow on from the member for O'Connor, who, without a doubt, knows a lot more about these things relating to farming, given he is a fine farmer himself. But I am going to do my best nonetheless. I am certainly pleased to have the opportunity to speak on this bill today. In my electorate of Durack we know how vital the agr... read more »

Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014

I rise today to speak on one of this government's key repeal bills which, if left in its current form and not revoked, has the ability to significantly hinder Australia's future economic viability, and trade and employment relations, both domestically and on an international scale. The purpose of the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activit... read more »

Statement - Price promotes the Mid-West Academy of Sport

  I recently had the pleasure of attending the official launch of the Mid West Academy of Sport in Geraldton and have been following the progress of this fantastic initiative ever since. Under the stewardship of CEO Chris Darlington and chair Graham Greenaway, the academy has the important task of supporting and promoting young, tale... read more »
Adjournment Debate - Anti-WA taxes leave future of small business in doubt

Price hits back at Labor’s false NBN claims

This week's attack by the member for Perth, Alannah MacTiernan, on the Abbott government's rollout of the NBN was nothing more than an attempt by the Labor Party to use the regions for their own political gain. The member for metropolitan Perth has no interest in helping the people of Geraldton or the rest of regional Western Australia; she just w... read more »
Members Statement - Cultivating the Pilbara

Members Statement - Spinifex Hills Studio opening

On 7 March I had the honour of joining with local indigenous artists in the Port Hedland community, which is in my electorate of Durack, to celebrate the opening of the Spinifex Hills studios. It was a pleasure to not only officially open the first dedicated, professional indigenous art centre in Port Hedland, but to represent the Deputy Prime Mi... read more »
Constituency Statement - New Norcia bypass road; Salvado Bicentenary Exhibition

Adjournment Debate - Durack cattle industry and Northern Beef Producer Forum

Building Australia's bilateral ties and maximising the value of our exports with our closest neighbour, Indonesia, was the key focus of an agricultural forum held in Broome on 28 February. This was the first time the Northern Beef Producer Forum had been held in Western Australia, so I was delighted that it could take place in my electorate of Du... read more »

Members Statement - Perenjori Shire algae biofertiliser scoping study

Today I would like to update the House on an exciting agricultural initiative that is currently being explored by the Shire of Perenjori, which is in my Electorate of Durack. Historically, Perenjori is an agricultural town in the heart of Western Australia's wildflower country in the north-east Wheatbelt region. Its key agriculture industries a... read more »

Members Statement - Infrastructure in Durack

On 6 and 7 February I had the pleasure of hosting Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development the Hon. Jamie Briggs and Minister for Finance Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann in my electorate of Durack. This was a highly successful trip, where the ministers were able to gain a better understanding of the important infrastructure... read more »

Matter of Public Importance - Manufacturing Sector

I am pleased to speak on this matter of public importance so that I can explain to the members opposite just how six years of Labor has hindered our economy. To help those same members I will also shed some light on the hypocrisy that Australians constantly have to endure when they turn on their television or listen to the radio and have to once ag... read more »

Closing the Gap

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal people from this land that we stand on today and also acknowledge different Aboriginal peoples in my electorate of Durack—from the Aboriginal people of the beautiful wilderness of the Kimberley, down to and including the Yamatji people in the mid-west. I rise today to join members of both ... read more »

Constituent Statement - Australia’s ban on live exports

Australia’s ban on live exports was just one of many policy failures by the former Labor Government – but it is one that has had lasting effects on my electorate of Durack. This kneejerk reaction from Labor has not only strained Australia’s relationship with many of our export markets, but has also had serious financial and... read more »

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

I am delighted to rise today for the first time to speak on a piece of proposed legislation. I too am pleased to speak to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013. As speakers in this debate have already said, this bill seeks to strengthen consumer protections and improve the regulatory framework of the original ... read more »
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