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Regional WA communities push for trial of Federal Government's cashless welfare card

A growing number of regional WA communities are calling for the Federal Government's cashless welfare card to be rolled out further to combat drug and alcohol abuse. Liberal MPs Rick Wilson and Melissa Price, whose electorates take in some of the state's most remote communities, have both been inundated with requests for trials. Mr Wilson told th... read more »

Native title agreement report raises concerns

Feelings are mixed 10 years on from a land-use agreement between traditional owners and the WA Government known as the Ord Final Agreement. The sentiments were included in a report from Curtin University on the impact of major agreements associated with native title in WA, which analysed whether three traditional owner groups thought their agreeme... read more »

Karratha students praised in Parliament

Karratha’s Clontarf students have received glowing praise in Parliament from the North West’s Federal representative after her visit to the Kimberley. Durack MHR Melissa Price hosted 16 Karratha Clontarf Foundation students in her Broome office recently and was so impressed with their behaviour and achievements she decided to speak abo... read more »

Liberal Women

Politics Women find it hard to get preselection in the Liberal Party but when they end up in Parliament in Canberra, it can be even tougher, writes Aaron Patrick Fiona Scott was furious. She had an MBA, a lifelong love of economics and competition policy, and had given quarterly board financial presentations. Yet she felt Scott Buchholz, the Coa... read more »

Govt funds available for bridge fixes

Councils in Durack can apply for funding to fix local bridges in poor condition after a new round of funding opened on Friday, March 17. Member for Durack Melissa Price said it was a great opportunity to have ageing bridges fixed with up to half the cost met by the Federal Government under its Bridges Renewal Programme. Councils have been enc... read more »

Defence jobs in Govt push

The Department of Defence is bringing its Defence Industry Future Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels Roadshow to Geraldton next month. Co-hosted by Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price the workshop will promote opportunities and jobs within the defence industry supply chain. This show will be one of only two regional WA stops and provide... read more »

Youth sporting bus

Opportunities for Aboriginal youth in Geraldton to attend sport and recreational activities in and around the Midwest and to Perth is about to get a whole lot easier. The Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation (GSAC) has recently purchased a 14 seater commuter bus with the assistance a government grant, some generous donations from the commun... read more »

Students to gain Anzac insights

Mid West schools will receive books and posters to educate students about Australia's wartime history. In the lead-up to Anzac Day, schools will receive two books and two posters to educate students and commemorate Australia's involvement in war. Member for Durack Melissa Price said it was important every generation understood the costs and i... read more »

Super Six race thrills crowd

The Geraldton City Speedway again roared to life last weekend, with the Super Six country round thrilling those in attendance. Andrew Higgs was in stellar form, taking the chequered flag in the Super Six's feature ahead of Glenn Brown and Jason Urwin. Focus will now shift to the limited sprint car State title, which will be held on Saturday, ... read more »

$5m Smart Cities technology grant opens

Durack councils and eligible organisations can apply for up to $5 million in funding to support smart tech projects under the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. Applications opened last Friday, supported by Future Ready incubation series for councils that are looking to build smart cities. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the program would... read more »

Solar power system at Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre given the green light

Member for Durack Melissa Price is delivering on her 2016 election commitment, with the installation of a solar power system at the Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre given the green light. Ms Price said this announcement was important for Halls Creek, and the Federal Government is contributing $249,899 to the project. "I'm thrilled fo... read more »

Headspace centre push gears up

The Pilbara is a step closer to gaining a headspace centre, part of an election pledge from Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. During her campaign, Ms Price promised to work towards setting up a headspace for the Pilbara to directly combat mental health issues in the electorate. Ms Price has said she was pleased with the progress of her... read more »

Cashless card buys more time

The cashless debit card has been hailed a success by the Federal Government despite nearly half (49 per cent) of participants believing it had made their lives worse. Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge announced on Tuesday the card, which provides access to 80 per cent of welfare payments while the rest goes into a regular bank account, woul... read more »

Harmony Day to celebrate diversity

The Mid West is being encouraged to celebrate cultural diversity on Harmony Day next week. Events will take place nationally on March 21, with celebrations coinciding with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Member for Durack Melissa Price said Durack was made up of people from many backgrounds.... read more »

Snub angers former minister

    The tense relationship between the Liberal Party and the Nationals was further tested last week when former agriculture minister Mark Lewis was left out of a $2.5 million wild-dog control announcement. The Liberals had already angered the Nationals by opting into a preference deal with One Nation for last weekend's election, a... read more »
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