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What the Papers Say

Community a focus for family man

The Pilbara's Liberal candidate believes his family-oriented policies will take him to the finish line at this month's State election. Mark Alchin visited Port Hedland for a community forum last week and said he believed families were the glue that keep the community together. "Family is the basis for a good economy, for jobs and for infrastructu... read more »

Hedland Crime Forum

I rise to speak today about what I am doing to address crime and anti-social behaviour in the Pilbara. Last week I hosted a crime forum in Port Hedland, along with my colleagues the Liberal candidate for the Pilbara, Mark Alchin, and the state agriculture minister, Mark Lewis. Drug and alcohol fuelled crime and anti-social behaviour has spiked ... read more »

Indigenous infant mortality target slips

A national target previously on track to halve indigenous infant mortality rates has slipped, according to the latest Closing the Gap report. The Federal Government last week released the ninth annual report, which showed only one of seven targets set by the Council of Australian Governments was on track to be met - the target to halve the gap i... read more »

Infant mortality target slips

A national target previously on track to halve indigenous infant mortality rates has slipped, according to the latest Closing the Gap report. The Federal Government last week released the ninth annual report, which showed only one of seven targets set by the Council of Australian Governments was on track to be met - the target to halve the gap i... read more »

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 »
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