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What the Papers Say

The Pressure's on to keep Pilbara MRI Service

Some hope still exists for the Pilbara's first mobile magnetic resonance imaging service as politicians rally behind it, hoping to prevent its closure. As revealed by the Pilbara News last week, the Global Diagnostics mobile MRI service is set to close at the end of this month after it failed to attract enough clients, with the company that owns... read more »

Call to lower airport fees

Pressure is being piled on WA local governments to reduce airport charges as submissions from industry and government agencies into the impact of expensive airfares continue in Perth. Qantas domestic chief executive Andrew David sent a message last week as he announced a discounted airfares trial, calling on other local governments to follow Kal... read more »

Gold tax hike condemned

Liberal and National Party politicians have been quick to condemn the WA Government's plan to raise $392 million in additional gold royalties. Member for Durack Melissa Price said this would hurt miners and prospectors. "In my electorate there are several gold mines operating on slim margins including the Newcrest Telfer mine in the East Pilb... read more »

Federal funds for projects in doubt: MP

Federal funding for regional West Australian projects could be harder to come by because of the State Government's changes to Royalties for Regions, according to Durack MP Melissa Price. The multibillion-dollar regional funding program has regularly been used for the past eight years as a means to attract further funding from the Federal Governm... read more »

PM pledges action on suicide

Broome Advertiser, Broome WA  by Sarah Martin Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was a popular figure during a brief visit to town last week. The PM made time to take a selfie with Durack MP Melissa Pr... read more »

Uni study hub in the works

A centralised university study hub is in the works for the Pilbara, with a specialist regional provider making moves to open a second campus in the Karratha CBD as another university model previously slated for the area remains on hold. After being based at the North Regional TAFE complex since 2014, CQUniversity is in negotiations to expand int... read more »

$138m funds in honour of referendum

An extra $138 million is to be spent on Aboriginal and indigenous students. The 1967 Referendum 50th Anniversary Indigenous Education Package has been announced by the Federal Government, aimed at supporting First Australians through their education to increase opportunities and improve outcomes. The Government said the announcement honoured ... read more »

Fight for funds, says MP

The North West could be missing out on funding because of "good manners", says Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price. She spoke at a forum of Kimberley, Pilbara and Northern Territory councils in Kununurra last month about her view on the region not getting enough grants and other funding. Ms Price said not all councils were as proactive as... read more »

$1.5b boost for apprentices

Apprenticeships and vocational education in regional and rural Australia have been recognised with a Federal $1.5 billion Skilling Australians Fund. The fund is expected to create 300,000 apprentices in the next four years. Assistant minister for vocational education and skilled Karen Andrews said the fund would be financed by the Government'... read more »

NBN construction begins in Kimberley

Thousands more Kimberley residents should have access to super-fast broadband through the NBN network next year with construction under way. About 4000 premises in Kununurra and Derby will have access to the network, along with 7600 homes and businesses in Broome and surrounds. NBN Co said people were expected to be able to make the switch fr... read more »

Funding Boost for Pilbara Headspace Service

The Federal Government has committed $2.3 million to establishing a Headspace in the Pilbara. Durack MHR Melissa Price made the announcement in Karratha on Monday morning. Headspace supports youth with mental health and drug and alcohol issues, as well as vocational training. Ms Price said due to the size of the Pilbara a different model of serv... read more »

Forum for the Future

Last week was the annual Pilbara-Kimberley Forum, held this year by the Kimberley Group in Kununurra. The forum alternates between the Pilbara and Kimberley regional councils and features a range of speakers from local, State and Federal governments, private enterprise and Aboriginal enterprises. It provides an update on issues, regulations a... read more »

Gender Diversity on Agenda

A host of women in mining had the chance to put their thoughts about gender diversity in the resources sector to Employment and Women's Minister Michaelia Cash at a Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA luncheon in Karratha last week. Female representatives from Rio Tinto, Woodside, Yara Pilbara, Chevron and CITIC Pacific sat around a table to d... read more »

Extra Mental Health Staff

Residents in the Pilbara will soon have increased access to mental health care, thanks to a new program by WA Primary Health Alliance. The WA Country Health Service will partner with the Pilbara Mental Health and Drug Service to employ two after-hours clinical nurse specialist mental health liaison staff.  The new staff will be working in th... read more »

Uni hub plan to curb regions' brain drain

The Federal Government will pour $15 million into establishing up to eight new community owned regional university hubs based on the Geraldton University Centre model being proposed for Karratha. Durack MHR Melissa Price said the GUC model had proven effective at improving engagement in higher education. "At the 2016 election, this Government m... read more »
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