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What the Papers Say

A tale of two camps as the votes continue to roll in

Geraldton may have to wait up to four days before knowing whether it has a history-making female Member of Parliament or an Opposition backbencher. Liberal incumbent Ian Blayney has held the Lower House seat of Geraldton for two terms. At the time of going to press, he led by the slender margin of 8685 votes (50.81 per cent) to 8407 (49.19 pe... read more »

No-cash card 'cuts alcohol, drug use'

A cashless welfare card that stops government benefits being spent on drugs and alcohol will be made permanent in two remote communities and looks set to be expanded further, after trials found it greatly reduced rates of substance abuse and gambling. The Turnbull government will today release the first major independent audit of the cashless we... read more »

More incentives to launch your own business

Member for Durack Melissa Price said now is the time to take charge of your career and consider becoming your own boss. Ms Price said the expansion of the Federal Government's highly successful New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) and a number of other measures introduced late last year help people wanting to turn their business idea into real... read more »

Dignitaries attend air raid memorial

International and Australian dignitaries and visitors joined hundreds of community representatives to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Broome air raid last Friday. Crowds braved scorching temperatures to remember the dark chapter in Broome's history when war came to paradise and claimed the lives of at least 88 people in a devastating and... read more »

Federal funding for wild-dog control plan

Federal members for both the Liberal and National party were at the Moresby Ranges at the weekend to announce $2.5 million in wild-dog control funding. The program will be split two ways, with $1.5 million going to landholders to assist with their own dog-control efforts, and the additional $1 million creating a program that will fund wild-dog f... read more »

Disability payment reminder

Thousands of Australians with intellectual impairments are eligible for one-off payments of $100 under a Federal Government payment scheme. The Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment scheme will deliver the payments to about 10,000 supported employees of Australian Disability Enterprises, who had their wage calculated using the tool some... read more »

New Website brings school lessons to life at home for Durack families

Member for Durack Melissa Price is encouraging parents and families to take advantage of the resources from a new website that have been launched by the Federal Government to help school children with their learning and homework. Ms Price said the new website, Learning Potential Resources was filled with hundreds of ideas, activities, games and ... read more »

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 »
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