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What the Papers Say

ROSI funds for Wheatbelt freight network

THE Federal Government has announced $70 million in funding for Wheatbelt roads. The announcement was made in WA last month, by Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack, and will see the funding come from the government's Roads for Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative and will be used... read more »

More towers boost mobile coverage

Mobile phone coverage for people travelling around the Mid West and Gascoyne continues to improve as another new mobile phone tower was switched on near Carnarvon last month, with two more planned near Mingenew and Three Springs. Telstra completed the new mobile base station at Inggarda, about 21km south of Carnarvon on the North West Coastal... read more »

Frail seniors forced out

Three seniors including a 94-year-old war veteran have been forced to leave Carnarvon because of a lack of aged care beds, according to North West Central member Vince Catania. He addressed the WA Parliament after the Federal Government announced $970 million for almost 13,000 beds Australia-wide. "Not one bed will be given to a project for our s... read more »
Grant to deliver storage shed for oval

Dog fence receives $2 million boost

Pastoralists are upbeat about eradicating the wild dogs that have made large tracts of Murchison rangeland non-viable for sheep and goats. "We'd like to think by this time next year we'd be there," station owner and Murchison Region Vermin Council president Jason Homewood said. He said a $2.25 million Federal grant made it possible to complete th... read more »

Don't forget jabs: Price

Durack Member Melissa Price has reminded parents that they will lose Federal support if they choose not to fully vaccinate their children. The No Jab, No Pay policy, enacted in July last year, sees the Family Tax Benefit Part A payments cut by $28 a fortnight for each child who has not been immunised. Exemptions apply for children who have been c... read more »

Female facilities nod close

Female facilities nod close The Great Northern Football League is awaiting $200,000 to be signed off from the Federal Government to revamp change rooms at the seven clubs to accommodate female footballers. The league has been working closely with Durack MP Melissa Price and the go-ahead for the project is expected soon. League president Colin Cox... read more »

Cancer patients to save on PBS drugs

Hundreds of West Australians affected by lung cancer will save almost $90,000 a year after the Federal Government listed cancer drug Tagrisso on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Patients paying close to $8000 per prescription for Tagrisso, or almost $88,000 a year, will now be able to get a script for just $40.30 after a $96 million investment ... read more »

Kununurra wins cash for dirt-bike ground

Kununurra is set to have its very own dirt-bike ground aimed to attract tourists and engage local youth. Kimberley Action Sports Incorporated, the organiser of various events in the region including the Lake Argyle Adventure Race, was granted $6000 through round four of the Federal Government's Stronger Communities Program. KAS Inc. co-ordinator ... read more »

Cane toads speed south

Cane toads are heading south at a rapid rate, with the Pilbara at imminent risk this wet season, according to an expert. Kimberley Toadbusters founder and president Lee Scott-Virtue believes the infestation will hit the Pilbara during this wet season and it will soon become clear as to how long it will take until it hits the metropolitan area. Ms... read more »

Cash splash to aid tourism, says MP

Shark Bay, Sandstone, Chapman Valley, Mullewa, Geraldton and Irwin Shire have all received Commonwealth grants for community facilities. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the projects would increase tourism and add economic benefit to the towns they were in. The Shire of Shark Bay in the Gascoyne received $20,000 to design interpretive trails ... read more »

Toad threat inquiry

The leading force against the Kimberley's worst pest is sighing with relief over the announcement of a new parliamentary inquiry into cane toads. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy wants to understand how well control measures have worked in the fight against the spread of the destructive pests, and wheth... read more »

Space agency blame game

Politicians from both major parties are blaming each other for the Federal Government decision to base the Australian Space Agency in South Australia rather than WA. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the McGowan Labor Government did not invest enough money to get the Australian Space Agency based in WA. WA Regional Development Minister Alannah... read more »

Scoring strong with fund allocation

A FAMILY friendly playground and a town clock is among seven projects in the Wheatbelt that will come to life thanks to the latest round of funding from the Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said community organisations have been given the money to put towards projects that need additional funding. The Shire of... read more »

Federal funds for health clinics

Two West Kimberley health clinics are among those bolstered by $2.7 million worth of Federal Government funding to improve safety and accessibility to services. Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service has received $178,000 from the Service Maintenance Program for building repairs and refurbishments to increase security, while Derby Aboriginal H... read more »
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