January 14, 2016
The second stage of the Chinatown Revitalisation project has been given a boost with a Federal Government grant.
The Shire of Broome will receive $300,000 under the Federal Government's Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Programme for the Roebuck Bay lookout project.
Broome Shire president Ron Johnston welcomed the funding.
"Council is c... read more »
January 14, 2016
There are still a few more days to nominate your area for better mobile coverage.
The nomination period for round two of the Federal Government's national Mobile Black Spot Programme has been extended to January 15.
The program is designed to boost coverage in regional areas with poor or no mobile phone coverage.
Nominated locations will g... read more »
January 13, 2016
Durack MHR Melissa Price has called for an end to the multi-tiered penalty rate system in an effort to boost small business in regional WA.
In a letter to the Fair Work Commission in December Ms Price said a two-tiered system, comprising normal working hour rates and a separate rate for non-standard hours, should be considered.
Ms Price said ... read more »
January 13, 2016
Paraburdoo and Tom Price Men's Sheds will soon have plenty of shiny new tools after receiving thousands of dollars in funding to improve local men's wellbeing.
Late last year, the Paraburdoo and Tom Price sheds were awarded grants of $4000 and $3000 respectively from the National Shed Development Programme.
The initiative, managed by the Aust... read more »
December 7, 2015
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March 12, 2014
Hundreds of people from across the Pilbara joined local indigenous artists and dignitaries at the opening of the Spinifex Hill Studios on Friday.
Representing Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, Member for Durack Melissa Price told the gathered crowd it was an honour to be invited to such... read more »
January 30, 2014
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has
welcomed the Australian Government’s
announcement that applications are now open for
eligible WA farm businesses to apply for
“Funding across Australia was allocated on a
needs basis, with Western Australia to receive $50
million over two years, after a review of F... read more »
January 22, 2014
A new round of Federal funding
aimed at supporting agriculture in
Durack has been welcomed by the
Rangelands Natural Resource
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Minister for
Agriculture Barnaby Joyce had approved funding for 31 new projects
across Australia as part of the Federal Government’s $21.2 mil... read more »
January 2, 2014
THREATENING phone calls,
believed to be from extreme
animal activists, are being
made to a number of farmers
A number of livestock
producers have received
disturbing phone calls about
animal welfare images
overseas and threatening
comments relating to the
whereabouts of the farmers'
New Norcia farmer Iain
... read more »
December 19, 2013
The Federal Government will provide about $480 million to fund the
Great Northern Highway (Muchea
to Wubin project) and the North
West Coastal Highway (Minilya to
Member for Durack Melissa
Price welcomed the announcement from Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and Assistant
Minister Jamie Briggs. ... read more »
December 19, 2013
The Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue Group has set up a committee
to work out how to split half a
million dollars between buying a
new boat and helping fund its
The steering group, which held
its inaugural meeting last week,
is on a mission to forge a 10-year
vision for the group.
Part of that will be to establish
what so... read more »
December 18, 2013
The Commonwealth Government is delivering a
key election promise to protect Australia’s
fishing industry and recreational fishers by
redeveloping Labor’s flawed marine parks
management plans, according to Federal
Member for Durack Melissa Price.
Ms Price said under this review, all
Commonwealth marine reserves and parks will
r... read more »
December 11, 2013
Almost three months after she was elected to the
Federal seat of Durack, Melissa Price’s maiden
parliamentary speech provided insight into her
history and vision for the region.
Taking to the Parliament floor just after 4pm last
Monday, Ms Price added her “voice to the very long
chorus of well-wishers” who had congratulat... read more »
November 28, 2013
THE Federal Government last
week announced the commencement of a Productivity
Commission inquiry into child
care and early childhood learning across Australia.
This announcement delivers
on the Government's priority
commitment to task the
Productivity Commission to
inquire into how the child care
system can be made more flexible, affordabl... read more »
November 20, 2013
An 18-year-old woman from Paraburdoo has been selected as a WA
representative to attend a forum
on women in politics in Sydney
through the Commonwealth
Women Parliamentarians program.
Karess Dias will attend the forum on November 24 and 25 where
she will be able to attend workshops on how to get involved in politics, presentations by senior... read more »