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Town Shield up for grabs

The latest instalment of the Melissa Price Basketball Competition will be held tomorrow at the Mullewa Recreation Centre. Starting at 9am, the carnival will again have teams from Yalgoo, Mullewa, Morawa, Three Springs, Perenjori, Mingenew and Mt Magnet taking part. Fresh fruit and water will be provided for all in attendance, with the winning... read more »

Telstra and Optus win millions in mobile blackspots second round

Changing its game plan has paid off for Optus, with the telco winning more than $25 million in the second round of public funding for new and upgraded mobile sites in regional and remote Australia.  Optus was denied any funding in the government's first mobile blackspots round despite putting in a bid.  Western Australia elect... read more »

Protest halts Parliament

A full investigation has started into how protesters shut down question time after glueing themselves to railings in the House of Representatives public gallery. About 30 protesters forced Speaker Tony Smith to suspend Parliament for 32 minutes after they rushed to the front of the gallery, linked arms and began chanting for immigration detentio... read more »

The Sketch: questioners without notice meet a sticky end

Just when you thought Kim Carr’s grip on Labor’s frontbench was the most powerful force in parliament, along come a bunch of protesters who superglue themselves to the House of Representatives. Melissa Price had just started a Dorothy Dixer to Malcolm Turnbull when the chants began. “Will the Prime Minister update the house on ... read more »

Call to lead way on medicinal cannabis

Geraldton MP Ian Blayney would like to see WA become a leader in the growth and processing of medicinal cannabis. "I've been keen to get in the game on this from the outset," the former wheat, barley and lupin farmer said. "I wanted to see us get in on the ground floor - whether we've missed the boat, I don't know." Mr Blayney has welcomed th... read more »

Funding Resources centre gets $7OOk

The Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre has received nearly $700,000 in Federal Government funding to support the provision of services over the next two years. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the centre provided critical work in supporting indigenous people who were victims of family violence. Source: Kimberley Echo. read more »

Problem plant under fire

A trial of different ways to control Geraldton's boxthorn problem is one of six local land management projects seeking to protect native plants and animals. Efforts to control and remove African boxthorn have been ongoing for years, as the invasive species pushes out native plants, provides shelter for feral animals, and can cause discomfort and i... read more »

Geraldton cashless card trial on hold

Plans for a Geraldton trial of the cashless welfare card have been put on hold. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Government had decided not to have a third trial "at this stage", as trials at Ceduna and Kununurra-Wyndham were well under way. “The Federal Government will make a decision on any future trial sites of the cashless wel... read more »

Turnbull needs a new team to seize the day

You might have missed it, but Malcolm Turnbull and his government actually had a pretty good week, passing two major pieces of legislation. The Registered Organisations Commission, a union regulator first promised in May 2013 and one of the two triggers for July's double dissolution, became law. Superannuation changes that caused such conster... read more »

Farmers in limbo over traveller tax

Rural coalition MPs are sticking solidly to the Federal Government's plan for a 19 per cent tax rate on backpackers despite an embarrassing Senate defeat leaving farmers in limbo. Labor, the Greens and One Nation got behind independent Jacqui Lambie's proposal for a 10.5 per cent tax backpacker tax rate, delivering a comprehensive 37-30 win over... read more »

VETiS Awards Highlights Rising Stars

Over 100 members of community and industry came together on Wednesday, 26 October to celebrate the 2016 Central Regional TAFE VETiS Awards. The Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS) Awards continue to be an important strategy to enhance the profile of VETiS programs in the Mid West and Gascoyne regions.  A Vocational Educat... read more »

Hilltop memorial focus for nation's

Geraldton's hilltop memorial to the HMAS Sydney II was the focus of events during commemorations held across the nation on Saturday for the loss of the 645 Australian servicemen aboard. Sombre tunes from the bagpipes and Royal Australian Navy Band WA carried across the town, marking 75 years since the loss of all hands in a battle with the HSK K... read more »

ABC Midwest & Wheatbelt - Mining Tax

I spoke on ABC Midwest & Wheatbelt's morning show about the proposed Mining Tax. read more »

Foreshore a flurry of colour for health

The Geraldton Foreshore will be transformed into a hub of colour and activity next Thursday when headspace Geraldton launches the Health Forum and Colour Rave. Participants are encouraged to wear white and expect to be coloured as bombs of technicolour powder are launched back and forth against a backdrop of live music, food stalls and health se... read more »

Funds for women's centre

The Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre has received nearly $700,000 in Federal Government funding to support the provision of services over the next two years. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the centre provided critical work in supporting indigenous people who were victims of family violence. "This additional funding will ... read more »
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