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What the Papers Say

Funding puts Aboriginal youth in swim

Aboriginal youth in the Pilbara could be given more opportunities following the announcement of successful projects under the Building Better Regions Fund. The fund is designed to support the Australian Government's commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. Four Pilbara-based project... read more »

Reform welcomed for 'necessary' childcare

Families in the Durack electorate, including Hedland and Karratha, are set to feel some much-needed relief under the Federal Government's new child care system. The reforms will provide the highest rate of subsidy to those on the lowest income levels and more hours of subsidy to those who work the most. Member for Durack Melissa Price said in her... read more »

New phone tower makes life safer

First-aiders attending car accidents on the Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road are now able to call an ambulance and continue to render assistance along more of the road's length without leaving the scene. Pindar farmer Andrew Thomas is now able to use modern technology to access crop data and keep in touch with others working on his property and beyond ... read more »

Office opening celebrations in Merredin

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price celebrated the opening of her new Merredin office recently. Guests from Merredin, Tammin, Bencubbin and surrounds gathered for the event at the new office on Bates Street. Ms Price has three WA-based offices, with the new Merredin space supporting offices at Broome and Geraldton. "I am very proud to repres... read more »

Melissa Price shares farm “frustrations” of EPBC Act applications

ASSISTANT Environment Minister Melissa Price will have the “lion’s share” of responsibility for the outcomes of a farmer-focussed review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act). And the Coalition government’s rising rural star, who was promoted to the ministry before Christmas by Malcolm... read more »

Festival offers great tastes of Kakadu

FOODIES looking to experience indigenous culture through food can head to Kakadu for the second annual A Taste of Kakadu Festival. Held from May 18 to 27, A Taste of Kakadu will feature master classes with native food chefs, pop-up dining events, harvest walks, rock art gallery talks and culinary cruises along some of Kakadu’s great rivers... read more »

MP sets boat builder big challenge

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said if Dongara Marine can build the “Lexus of cray boats”, it could contribute to building naval vessels. The Federal Government announced it would spend $3 billion on naval vessels built in WA and Ms Price said some of that work should go to the regions. “If Dongara Marine can build ... read more »

Power and water a boost to community

The opening of a renewable energy plant and water filtration system are set to dramatically improve power and water supplies at the Pilbara’s Mingullatharndo Aboriginal community. The community’s new water treatment plant, which uses advanced membrane technology, and a solar diesel hybrid power system with battery storage was opened ... read more »

High cost of air travel to be probed at Federal level

The Federal Government has launched an inquiry into air travel to probe the social and economic impact of aviation services on regional Australia. A State Government inquiry tabled in November found it was unable to determine whether airfares were fair because of a claimed lack of information from carriers. Critics claimed the probe came up w... read more »

NBN switched on in towns

Karratha and Roebourne have become the first Pilbara towns to be switched onto the National Broadband Network in their entirety. About 8000 homes and businesses across the two towns are now able to access the NBN's fibre-to-the-node technology after a final 2000 properties in central Karratha, Millars Well, Peg's Creek and the Light Industrial A... read more »

Funds to plan rare species' return

he Federal Government will provide $185,682 of funding for research into the reintroduction of nine of Australia's most threatened mammal species at the Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary, managed by conservation group Australian Wildlife Conservancy, is mainland WA's largest feral fox and cat-free area, a 7800ha space protected by 43km... read more »

Six new citizens welcomed

Fireworks, live music, bouncy castles, face-painting and food vans were just some of the ways Hedland residents were kept entertained at Australia Day festivities at Kevin Scott Oval. The evening celebrations kicked off with the annual citizenship ceremony, which saw six people proudly receive their citizenship certificate and recite the public ... read more »

Funding available for historic places on the national heritage list in Durack

Owners and managers of historic places with outstanding heritage significance to Australia can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of the national treasures in their care. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today said that here in Western Australia, we are blessed with an abundance of national heritage sites,... read more »

Base extension gets EPA tick

Onslow's new marine support base is a step closer to starting development of stage 2 after gaining endorsement from the State's environmental watchdog. The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended environmental approval for a proposal to extend the Onslow Marine Support Base to allow offshore vessels to access the facility. EPA depu... read more »

Highway upgrade contract awarded

Major building and civil engineering contractor WBHO Infrastructure has been awarded the contract to upgrade 27km of Great Northern Highway, from Maggie’s Jump Up to Wyndham. The $56.1 million project was due to start last year but was pushed back, with construction expected to start in April and finish before the end of the year. A bri... read more »
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