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What the Papers Say

Barndon wins title

Brett Barndon took out the Limited Sprintcars WA State title at the Geraldton City Speedway earlier this month. After finishing second to close rival Mick Doble in the qualifying pole shootout, Barndon sat behind him early in the feature race, before taking the lead on lap nine. Although Doble quickly regained the lead, Barndon remained patie... read more »

Youth jobs PaTH - getting Durack locals into work

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price encouraged local businesses to help a young person into a job, while also growing their business, thanks to the Youth Jobs PaTH program. "I know there are many local young people who are keen to get into work to build a better life but feel that they lack the practical experience to succeed in the workforc... read more »

Reforms deliver fee relief for parents

Parents will get some muchneeded financial relief, thanks to Federal Government reforms to child care. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the reforms would help parents finding fees and expenses associated with child care and early learning increasingly difficult. "Our changes will inject $1.6 billion of additional investment into the system - ... read more »

Books and posters to educate on war efforts

Pilbara schools have received books and posters to commemorate Anzac Day and educate students on Australia's wartime history. Member for Durack Melissa Price said schools in Durack had received two books and two posters. "It is important that every generation understands the costs and impacts of war, both on the battlefield and at home," Ms Price... read more »

Regional WA communities push for trial of Federal Government's cashless welfare card

A growing number of regional WA communities are calling for the Federal Government's cashless welfare card to be rolled out further to combat drug and alcohol abuse. Liberal MPs Rick Wilson and Melissa Price, whose electorates take in some of the state's most remote communities, have both been inundated with requests for trials. Mr Wilson told th... read more »

Native title agreement report raises concerns

Feelings are mixed 10 years on from a land-use agreement between traditional owners and the WA Government known as the Ord Final Agreement. The sentiments were included in a report from Curtin University on the impact of major agreements associated with native title in WA, which analysed whether three traditional owner groups thought their agreeme... read more »

Karratha students praised in Parliament

Karratha’s Clontarf students have received glowing praise in Parliament from the North West’s Federal representative after her visit to the Kimberley. Durack MHR Melissa Price hosted 16 Karratha Clontarf Foundation students in her Broome office recently and was so impressed with their behaviour and achievements she decided to speak abo... read more »

Liberal Women

Politics Women find it hard to get preselection in the Liberal Party but when they end up in Parliament in Canberra, it can be even tougher, writes Aaron Patrick Fiona Scott was furious. She had an MBA, a lifelong love of economics and competition policy, and had given quarterly board financial presentations. Yet she felt Scott Buchholz, the Coa... read more »

Govt funds available for bridge fixes

Councils in Durack can apply for funding to fix local bridges in poor condition after a new round of funding opened on Friday, March 17. Member for Durack Melissa Price said it was a great opportunity to have ageing bridges fixed with up to half the cost met by the Federal Government under its Bridges Renewal Programme. Councils have been enc... read more »

Defence jobs in Govt push

The Department of Defence is bringing its Defence Industry Future Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels Roadshow to Geraldton next month. Co-hosted by Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price the workshop will promote opportunities and jobs within the defence industry supply chain. This show will be one of only two regional WA stops and provide... read more »

Youth sporting bus

Opportunities for Aboriginal youth in Geraldton to attend sport and recreational activities in and around the Midwest and to Perth is about to get a whole lot easier. The Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation (GSAC) has recently purchased a 14 seater commuter bus with the assistance a government grant, some generous donations from the commun... read more »

Students to gain Anzac insights

Mid West schools will receive books and posters to educate students about Australia's wartime history. In the lead-up to Anzac Day, schools will receive two books and two posters to educate students and commemorate Australia's involvement in war. Member for Durack Melissa Price said it was important every generation understood the costs and i... read more »

Super Six race thrills crowd

The Geraldton City Speedway again roared to life last weekend, with the Super Six country round thrilling those in attendance. Andrew Higgs was in stellar form, taking the chequered flag in the Super Six's feature ahead of Glenn Brown and Jason Urwin. Focus will now shift to the limited sprint car State title, which will be held on Saturday, ... read more »

$5m Smart Cities technology grant opens

Durack councils and eligible organisations can apply for up to $5 million in funding to support smart tech projects under the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. Applications opened last Friday, supported by Future Ready incubation series for councils that are looking to build smart cities. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the program would... read more »

Solar power system at Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre given the green light

Member for Durack Melissa Price is delivering on her 2016 election commitment, with the installation of a solar power system at the Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre given the green light. Ms Price said this announcement was important for Halls Creek, and the Federal Government is contributing $249,899 to the project. "I'm thrilled fo... read more »
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