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What the Papers Say

Mobile black spot database input sought

Local governments will be able to nominate dangerous roads or intersections after the Federal Government reopened the Mobile Black Spot Program's Database of Reported Black Spot Locations. Federal Members of Parliament and local councils can make submissions on behalf of their constituents to the national mobile black spot database. Environment M... read more »

Cabinet hears the voice of the bush

Kalgoorlie-born politician and newly minted Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price says the profile of regional WA will be bigger in Canberra now there is a voice from “the bush” at the Cabinet table. Ms Price represents the Division of Durack, the second-biggest electorate in the world by land mass after a district in Canada. Dur... read more »

Cash for college brings tears

For many regional education campaigners, last Tuesday began as a day like any other. Advocate Raelene Hall had left her house to let the chooks out, went back inside, opened Facebook and could not believe what she was looking at. It was news that the Federal Government would hand Moora Residential College $8.7 million to remain open, funding whic... read more »

Liberals out in force at Dowerin

WHILE it has been a tough few weeks for the Liberal Party on a national level, the Liberal Party of WA wasn't letting that get in the way of its visit to the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days. Several Liberal MPs were at this year's event, including Geraldton MLA and Liberal spokesperson for Agriculture and Food Ian Blayney, Bateman MLA Dean Nalde... read more »

Round four of blackspot funding

MEMBERS of the public are being encouraged by local politicians to identify and nominate mobile black spots for the next round of the $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Round four of the program was announced in June this year with the Federal Government investing $25 million to eliminate further mobile black spots in regional Australia. Fed... read more »

New base station improves mobile coverage in tourist thoroughfare

Mobile reception in a remote area south of Exmouth has been strengthened under the Federal Government's mobile black spot program. A new mobile base station was this month turned on at Minilya a well-used tourist thoroughfare between Coral Bay and Carnarvon on North West Coastal Highway to improve mobile coverage in the area. Durack MHR Melissa P... read more »

$7m for heavy vehicle route upgrades

Heavy vehicle routes in the Pilbara will be more efficient, reliable and safer due to just under $7 million in upgrade works, funded by the Federal Government. Five spots throughout the City of Karratha and Town of Port Hedland are due to be overhauled and will include construction of heavy vehicle bays, extensions to parking bays and widening and... read more »

Environment post for Price

WA's MEMBER for Durack Melissa Price has been promoted to the Federal government's new-look frontbench at the end of a tumultuous week for the Liberal Party in Canberra. Ms Price, who represents the largest Australian electorate by land mass, was given the Environment portfolio at the weekend as new Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his Cabi... read more »

Durack MHR Melissa Price becomes Environment Minister

The Member for Durack Melissa Price has been promoted to the Environment Minister portfolio in the new, post-leadership spill Federal Government Cabinet. New Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his new Cabinet at a media event in Canberra on Sunday, and Ms Price was among the appointees. She previously assisted former Environment Minister Jos... read more »

Regional WA first

The Member for Durack Melissa Price has been promoted to the Environment Minister portfolio in the new, post-leadership spill Federal Government Cabinet. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his new Cabinet on Sunday (26 August), and Ms Price was among the appointees. She previously assisted former Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg and will... read more »

Change proves Price is right for job

West Australians can expect a renewed emphasis on their environment in Canberra as the new Environment Minister has offices in Geraldton, Merredin and Broome. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promoted Member for Durack Melissa Price to Minister for the Environment in a cabinet reshuffle. Ms Price previously held the portfolio as Assistant Minist... read more »

Push for digital training for seniors

Durack seniors are being targeted as part of a new government program to increase the online competency of older generations. Community organisations are being urged to apply for Be Connected grants, particularly community resource centres, which learnt last week they would continue receiving full State Government funding "Now that the McGowan Go... read more »

Vaccination crackdown 'misses rich families'

Vaccination crackdown 'misses rich families' A social sciences expert claims the Federal Government's policy of reducing family support payments of parents who do not vaccinate their children against disease will not deter high-income families. July 1 saw the introduction of tougher measures under the No Jab, No Pay program. Since then, non-comp... read more »

Base station allows for better phone coverage

Travellers on the Great Northern Highway about an hour north of Meekatharra should be able to use their phones now thanks to a new mobile base station at Narracoota. Telstra technicians installed the facility as part of the Federal Government's $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Member for Durack Melissa Price said it was the latest of 85 si... read more »

$5.1 million slice

Broome Golf Club is set to become a worldwide destination for players with a multimillion-dollar injection. The Broome Golf Club is about to make its mark on the world with a $5.1 million Federal Government grant to build a new clubhouse and restaurant with panoramic views of Roebuck Bay. The major revamp would incorporate three "pod-style" build... read more »
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