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Nominate a local business for the 2016 Telstra awards

The Mid West's Federal Member is calling on constituents to nominate their local businesses for the 2016 Telstra Australian Business Awards. The national awards for small and medium-sized businesses have been running for 24 years, and include three categories for businesses with fewer than 500, 50 and five employees respectively, as well as the ... read more »

More homes closer to their NBN connection

About 800 premises in Northampton are closer to gaining access to the National Broadband Network as construction on the fixed line network continues. With the completion of final network designs, NBN subcontractors are soon expected to be seen on the streets, laying fibre and building cabinets. Member for Durack Melissa Price said it was grea... read more »

Employee skills to benefit from fund

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has encouraged businesses in the Mid West Gascoyne region to apply for an Industry Skill Fund (ISF) to help take advantage of growth opportunities and train staff. Ms Price said the ISF assists industry to invest in training, support services and develop innovative training solutions. "Under the fund, e... read more »

More towns set to get NBN

Construction is set to begin on the NBN expansions to Dongara, Northampton and Kalbarri. Final network designs are complete, and contractors can now begin laying down the fibre cable and building interchange cabinets. Member for Durack Melissa Price said it was important these towns didn't "waste another decade waiting for gold-plated broadba... read more »

Engagement key to closing the gap

While I applaud the inroads we made in the past 12 months in closing the gap for indigenous Australians, more still needs to be done. I am pleased to say Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made it very clear this week that this government will honour the commitment to deliver a new future, with hope and opportunity. Not by delivering to indigeno... read more »

Closing date of safer streets aid program extended

Geraldton has a second chance to apply for round two of the Safer Streets Program after the application deadline was extended by two weeks recently. The second round of Government funding will offer up to $29.4 million in individual grants, with the deadline now Wednesday, March 2. The grants will build on round one funding of $19 million, fo... read more »

Penalty rates row

I write regarding the article by Karratha branch members of the Labor Party (Leave penalty rates for workers alone, page 10, 3/2). This issue is a storm in a teacup. As the elected Member for Durack, it is my duty to represent all my constituents, and by presenting a constituent's view to the Fair Work Commission as per the constituent's requ... read more »

Roebourne assesses Closing the Gap

Roebourne has sent a stark reminder to the Federal Government that it still has a long way to go to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. The latest report into the Government's Closing the Gap strategy was released last week, highlighting good progress in child mortality, immunisation, Year 12 completion and employmen... read more »

Green Army descends on Kimberley

A team of environmentally -minded young people will descend on the Kimberley in coming months to help rangers groups protect land, waterways, flora and fauna. The Green Army project is taking place across Australia and is open to school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job-seekers aged 17-24. Participants are paid for up to 30 hours ... read more »

Fund fuels growth

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has encouraged businesses in Geraldton to apply for an Industry Skill Fund to take advantage of growth opportunities and train staff. Ms Price said the fund helped industry invest in training, support services and develop innovative training solutions. "Under the Industry Skills Fund, eligible businesse... read more »

Mission of conservation

An environmental project aimed at helping remediate a contaminated wastewater treatment plant in Broome has been announced under the Federal Government's Green Army banner. The work is part of a string of other initiatives involving employment of young local people to help beautify the Kimberley. Thousands of trees would be planted around the... read more »

Applications for NSRF grant urged

Member for Durack Melissa Price has urged councils and not-for-profit organisations in the Mid West and Gascoyne region to apply for grants as part of the third round of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Funding between $20,000 and $10 million is available for capital infrastructure projects. Grants must be matched in cash on at least a dol... read more »

The beauty of Pilbara celebrated

More than 350 local art-lovers flocked to the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery's first exhibition of the year, Light Angles, featuring the works of renowned WA artist Douglas Kirsop. The exhibition was introduced by Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price and officially opened by BHP Billiton Pilbara communities manager, Chris Cottier. FORM R... read more »

Government realises importance of the North West

Federal Parliament resumed for 2016 last week and I spoke about the North West in my first speech of the year. The North West is an incredibly important region. On top of being such an important economic region, it is picturesque, diverse and culturally significant. The North West is the engine room of Australia's economy. Who knew Karr... read more »

More calls for cashless card trial

A Government scheme aimed at curtailing alcohol abuse with the use of a cashless welfare card may be trialled in a fourth location after growing interest in the card from the Mid West. Last year the Government passed legislation to allow its healthy welfare card to be trialled in three test sites. To date, two sites have been confirmed, one in t... read more »
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