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Price: Card must have community backing

I write regarding The Guardian article about the trial of the healthy welfare card (Support for cashless card, 27/1). I want to make it very clear that the Turnbull Government will only proceed with the trial with the support of the community. This was the approach in the East Kimberley and Ceduna, both trial sites. I brought the Assistant... read more »

Groups urged to apply for funds

Not-for-profit organisations and councils are being urged to apply for the latest round of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Funding for between $20,000 and $10 million for capital infrastructure projects is available under the scheme. Durack MP Melissa Price said the NSRF strengthened communities through job creation and economic growth. ... read more »

Call for funding applications

Not-for-profit organisations and councils in the Mid West are being encouraged to apply for round three of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Funding, between $20,000 and $10 million, is available for infrastructure projects, with applications closing on Tuesday, March 15. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the fund encouraged growth in th... read more »

New STEM app coming for pre-schoolers in Durack

A new app focused on encouraging an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is on its way for pre-schoolers in Durack, according to the Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. Following the positive feedback from a trial using apps to teach pre-schoolers another language, the Tumbull Government will look to replicate that s... read more »

Federal stance on north Aust frustrates MP

A letter from the Federal Government has revealed it has no plans to alter the definition of "northern Australia," in a decision that could have future implications for the Gascoyne. The letter from Minister for Northern Australia Josh Frydenburg to Member for North West Central Vince Catania revealed the Federal Government "has no formal plans ... read more »

Farmers toast trade dealb

One year on, Australia's free trade agreement with Japan is beginning to reap big rewards for the Mid West. The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement came into effect on January 15 last year, and removed trading tariffs between the countries. Member for the Agricultural Region Paul Brown said this set the groundwork for reducing pric... read more »

Mingenew claim nailbiter

Round 3 of the Melissa Price Challenge Shield basketball tournament has a new winner, after Mingenew defeated Yalgoo 33-32 in a heart-stopping finale. The close nature of the game matched previous editions of the tournament, where so far all of the grand finals have been decided by a margin of two points or less. It was the first time Mount M... read more »

Fitzroy women's resource centre: Domestic violence funding

Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre (Aboriginal Corporation) has been awarded $150,000 from the Commonwealth Government to help address domestic and family violence. The Building Safe Communities for Women grant will bring together significant women to identify what a safe region looks like and drive and deliver a whole-of-community... read more »

Support for cashless card

The City of Greater Geraldton's mayor and community leaders have thrown their support behind a proposal for Geraldton to trial a cashless welfare system aimed at stemming alcohol abuse. However, they say additional educational and support services must first be in place. The proposal was publicly announced last week by Member for Durack Melis... read more »

Languages App Trial

Expansion eyed A new app to encourage an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is on its way for pre-schoolers in Durack, Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said. Ms Price said the languages app had great feedback in its initial trial and she looked forward to the trial's expansion to more locations like the Pilbara. ... read more »

MP push for cashless trial

Member for Durack Melissa Price has urged the Federal Government to consider the City of Greater Geraldton for the third trial site for a cashless welfare card aimed at curtailing alcohol abuse. Last year the Federal Government passed legislation to allow its Healthy Welfare Card to be trialled in three test sites, affecting up to 10,000 welfare... read more »

Project to help threatened species

Geraldton's Green Army will take the first steps in removing the Carnaby's black cockatoo from the threatened species list. Stage one of Geraldton's Carnaby's Black Cockatoo Propagation Revegetation project will start at the City of Greater Geraldton Community Nursery on Monday. The Green Army will grow native seedlings in the nursery, aimed ... read more »

Mid West teams converge on Mullewa for the Shield

Round 3 of the Melissa Price Town Challenge Shield basketball carnival will be held in Mullewa this Saturday. Six men's, two women's and two youth teams from across the Mid West will play, and home side Mullewa will be out for revenge after losing the previous two grand finals narrowly to a powerful Mount Magnet side. A community lunch for th... read more »

Grants for mobility

A new set of grants to help Durack's senior citizens get around have been opened for expressions of interest. The $5000 to $20,000 grants will be drawn from the Durack Stronger Communities Program, which is set to deliver $150,000 in projects over the next two years. The current round of grants is set for projects to benefit seniors' mobility... read more »

Solar farm shortlisted for industry funding

The Emu Downs Solar Farm east of Cervantes is one of 22 projects nationwide to have been shortlisted by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to progress to the next stage of its $100 million large scale photovoltaic (PV) funding round. The 20.1 megawatt project, owned by the APA Group, was one of 77 projects that put forward expression... read more »
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