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Embrace diversity

Geraldton schools and businesses are being encouraged to celebrate their cultural diversity as Harmony Day takes place nationwide on Monday. Celebrating inclusivity, Harmony Day, coinciding with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, will focus around this year's theme of Our Diversity is Our Strength.... read more »

Local parents urged to join up for the jab

Member for Durack Melissa Price has called on parents in Durack to join a national push to have their children immunised against preventable diseases. Ms Price said families currently receiving the Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate have one week left to make sure their child's immunisations are on track by 18 March 2016, so they don't miss... read more »

Big numbers expected for carnival

BASKETBALL The fourth round of the Mid West Basketball Carnival will be held in Morawa on Sunday, with tournament organisers again expecting a record number of teams and participants at the event. Three Springs are the latest town to enter a squad into the carnival, bringing the number of men's teams to eight, while four women's sides are expect... read more »

Hundreds of programmes offered for young innovators

SCHOOL students in Durack will have unprecedented access to more than 250 entrepreneurial, science, digital technology, engineering and mathematics programs with the release of a new guide. The STEM Programme Index (SPI) 2016 is effectively a one-stop catalogue of innovative initiatives provided by business, universities, government and non-gove... read more »

Cattle industry opportunities 'enormous'

Talks continue to heat up surrounding export, processing facilities and roads to open up opportunities for the North West beef industry. Updates on export from Pilbara ports, investment in road infrastructure and the opening of a new abattoir at Kilto Station were all hot topics at the Northern Beef Futures forum. Durack MHR Melissa Price sai... read more »

Media laws set for reform

New media reform laws may require larger broadcasters to produce more local content for Geraldton and its surrounding areas. Proposed changes to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 will also remove limits on a person controlling television stations which reach more than 75 per cent of the Australian population, and prevents them from owning radio... read more »

Price calls for MRI scanner

Medical specialists have backed a campaign for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner in Broome. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has taken up the challenge and is lobbying the State Government for the technology. There are no MRI scanners in WA north of Geraldton, which Ms Price said was completely unacceptable. "The fact there are n... read more »

Medicinal cannabis legislation lauded

Member for Durack Melissa Price has praised legislation passed in Federal Parliament last month legalising the cultivation of medicinal cannabis. The legislation passed with bi-partisan support, and amended the Narcotics Drug Act to allow manufacture of medicinal cannabis products. Ms Price spoke on the Bill, and said the legislation cleared ... read more »

School numbers defy gloom

The mining boom may have waned, but school enrolments in the City of Karratha tell a different story. Though official figures are not out yet, most schools in the area have so far reported increased or steady student numbers this year, indicating that for all the people leaving town, many are staying on. Karratha Senior High School reported t... read more »

Plea for medical scanner

Better access to magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, technology in the North West will remain on Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price's lobbying agenda until the State Government takes action, she said. Ms Price said the fact there were no MRI scanners in WA north of Geraldton was "totally unacceptable." "People living in these regions are fo... read more »

Fortnight left for Stronger Regions grant application

Member for Durack Melissa Price has reminded applicants there is only two weeks left to submit applications for funding under Round Three of the National Stronger Regions Fund. "I encourage applicants with projects demonstrating strong long-term economic benefits and the potential to tackle local disadvantage to submit their application as soon ... read more »

Plea for medical scanner in North West

Better access to a magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scanner for North West residents will continue to be a lobbying priority, according to Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. Ms Price said the fact there were no MRI scanners in WA north of Geraldton was "totally unacceptable" and called on the State Government to act. "People living i... read more »

Job scheme lauded

Member for Durack Melissa Price has lauded the success of the Turnbull Government's "jobactive" program, with 700 new job placements in the region since July last year. The Durack gains join 214,422 placements delivered through the $6.6 billion nationwide program. Ms Price said the Government was committed to getting as many Australian into g... read more »

Funding for local groups to enhance heritage places

Member for Durack Melissa Price is pleased to announce Federal Parliament passed historic legislation which delivers the missing piece to legally-grown medicinal cannabis treatment in Australia this week. Welcoming the historic moment Ms Price, who spoke on the Bill, paid tribute to the many patient advocates in Durack who played a key role in b... read more »

Medicinal Cannabis legislation passes Parliament

Member for Durack Melissa Price is pleased to announce Federal Parliament passed historic legislation which delivers the missing piece to legally-grown medicinal cannabis treatment in Australia this week. Welcoming the historic moment Ms Price, who spoke on the Bill, paid tribute to the many patient advocates in Durack who played a key role in b... read more »
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