Contact Melissa
Geraldton:   (08) 9964 2195
Broome:       (08) 9192 7216
Parliament:  (02) 6277 4242
Email Melissa

What the Papers Say

Mid West trial given $3m to tackle rising suicide toll

The Federal Government has announced the establishment of a suicide prevention trial in the Mid West. Primary Health Networks Mid West will receive $3 million over three years to administer the trial. According to the Bureau of Statistics, suicide was the leading cause of death among all people aged 15 to 44 and the second leading cause of de... read more »

Airstrip to receive $200k renovation

A remote Kimberley airstrip will be given a $200,000 facelift, thanks to a Federal Government investment. Upgrades to the Fitzroy Crossing airstrip will include the replacement of the existing runway, taxiway, apron lighting and illuminated wind indicators. The renovations are being funded through the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme. Fed... read more »

Airstrip set for upgrade

Wiluna airstrip will get a $372,000 upgrade as funding has come through for a new round of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade program. A new stock-proof perimeter fence will be installed around the area, while the runway will be resheeted and bitumen-sealed and the taxiway widened from 3m to 18m. Member for Durack Melissa Price said people living in ci... read more »

Call to celebrate engine room of our economy

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has called on Pilbara residents to celebrate the achievements of local businesses and charities by nominating them for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards. Now in their 25th year, the Telstra Business Awards are renowned for showcasing and celebrating the achievements and entrepreneurial spirit of Australia's... read more »

Suicide prevention trial

A newly formed working group tasked with driving a landmark suicide prevention trial in the Kimberley met with Federal Government representatives in Broome last week to map out a strategy. Indigenous leaders from local organisations engaged with Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt and Member for Durack Melissa Price to develop a work plan for t... read more »

Mullewa rout Mingenew

The Mullewa Tigers recorded back-to-back Melissa Price basketball competition grand final victories, after winning 57-35 over Bunni Banna-Yalgoo (Mingenew) last Saturday afternoon. The youthful Tigers took control of the grand final in the final 10 minutes, where they were sublime from three-point territory. 360 Health and Community officer G... read more »

Subsidy push for cystic fibrosis drug

Geraldton families of children with cystic fibrosis had a victory this week after it was announced youngsters aged two-five would be given free access to the drug Kalydeco, with a former price tag of $300,000 a year. Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced earlier this week that the "life-changing" drug would be listed on the Pharmaceuti... read more »

Aussie kids given immediate access to life-changing cystic fibrosis drug

From today, children aged two to five will have immediate and free access to KalydecoR (ivacaftor) - a life-changing drug that addresses the causes of cystic fibrosis rather than just the symptoms. Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomed the news and said previously, only children six years of age and older with the G551D or other class III gatin... read more »

Suicide prevention trial

A newly formed working group tasked with driving a landmark suicide prevention trial in the Kimberley met with Federal Government representatives in Broome last week to map out a strategy. Indigenous leaders from local organisations engaged with Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt and Member for Durack Melissa Price to develop a work plan for t... read more »

Businesses vie for top Telstra gongs

As the new year begins to ramp up again, a new spate of business awards are opening up. The Telstra Business Awards are first off the block before the Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Business Excellence Awards. MWCCI chief executive Glenn Whistler-Carr said they would be encouraging all members of the chamber to participate in awards... read more »

Tigers to defend comp title

If you want to see sport in its purest form, do yourself a favour and stop by the Mullewa Recreation Centre on Saturday. Some of the most talented Mid West basketball players will hit the floor in a bid to secure some Melissa Price Basketball Competition grand final glory. Five teams will take part in Saturday's tournament: the Mullewa Saints... read more »

More support for aged care

Carnarvon, Perenjori and Morawa will receive more aged care support, with 16 additional places to be made available for those with care needs. The care will be provided through the Multi-Purpose Service Program, with 14 spots in Carnarvon and one each in Morawa and Perenjori. Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt, who was appointed to the position in ... read more »

Fireworks mark a day of celebration

IRWIN Dongara Denison Lions Club provided a free sausage sizzle and watermelon to those attending the Port Denison foreshore celebrations and Durack MHR Melissa Price and Moore MLA Shane Love attended the Citizenship and local citizen awards ceremony. Kimberley Mawer took her Citizenship Pledge while Murray and Jimmy Butcher received the Citizen... read more »

Aussie contractors eye spy-base upgrade tenders

Americans could be pouring a few million greenbacks into the local economy because the Geraldton spy base is due for an upgrade. A notice seeking a contractor was posted to the US Government's Federal Business Opportunities website this month, along with two other construction projects for the Royal Australian Air Force base in Darwin. Member... read more »

Small business urged to share struggles

Cashflow and payment terms are expected to be the biggest issues of the Turnbull Government's inquiry into small businesses for the electorate of Durack. The inquiry, which was initiated by the Government and falls under the umbrella of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, will be the first of its kind since the establi... read more »
Page 4 of 22First   Previous   1  2  3  [4]  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next   Last   
Latest Photos

Cue Parliament
Irwin Charity Ball
Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor
Blues for the Bush 2016
Exercise Northern Shield 2016
AEC officially declaring I was re-elected
Being sworn in at the start of the 45th Parliament
Speaking with Main Roads about the many road upgrades the Federal Government is funding throughout D
At the 2016 Dowerin Field Days
Catch up on Facebook
Catch up on Facebook

Authorised by M. Price MP 2B/209 Foreshore Drive, Geraldton WA 6530 | Login