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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 »

US seeks spy base tenders

Businesses in the Mid West are tendering for work on a project at which discretion is more important than usual. A notice seeking a contractor for upgrades at the US spy base near Geraldton was posted to the US government's Federal Business Opportunities website this month. It was posted along with two other construction projects for the Roya... read more »

Seven in 10 GPs are expats

Nearly three-quarters of general practitioners working in the Pilbara have come from overseas, according to data provided by Rural Health West. Of 60 GPs working in the Pilbara, 42, or 70 per cent are international medical graduates, highlighting the lack of West Australians willing to work in regional WA. In December, Rural Health Assistant ... read more »

Gift card anger gets reaction

Aboriginal corporations are talking to police about reducing alcohol-related harm in the community following the furore over gift cards, reportedly used to buy copious amounts of booze. The Telegraph last week reported on a number of alcohol-related incidents that had occurred in the week leading up to Christmas, which Senior Sergeant Dean Snash... read more »

Production Sizzle, Junior Classic start off season

Comfortable conditions and school holidays resulted in a great crowd at the Geraldton City Speedway last Saturday night. With a series of big meetings over the next two months, the Production Sizzle and Junior Classic event was the perfect way to open 2017. The next meeting will be held on January 28, with the limited sprintcars taking centre... read more »
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