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What the Papers Say

Report labels Govt welfare program as 'flawed'

The Federal Government's remote welfare program will come under scrutiny in an inquiry mid-next year. Member for Durack Melissa Price, also the chair of the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, said the inquiry would look into the effectiveness of the Community Development Programme and the jobactive website. A recent report from the Aus... read more »

Sporting highlights

NOVEMBER - BASKETBALL Mullewa won the Melissa Price Mid West Basketball Shield in a thrilling final over perennial contenders Mount Magnet. The tournament's surprise packet won with the final shot of the game, while in the women's competition Who Care narrowly defeated Mount Magnet in overtime. Source: Midwest Times. read more »

Reflection on projects in pipeline

2016 has been a busy year for all of us, and as I look towards the next year in Durack, a number of new projects will get under way, such as the installation of the National Broadband Network, improved and new services, many new mobile telephone towers and improved roads.  I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year, and take time ... read more »

National parks to get signal

The Pilbara's two most popular national parks will no longer be phone-free zones, with new towers to cover both remote regions. Karijini National Park and Millstream-Chichester National Park are signal black spots but with funding from the State and Federal Governments, that is all about to change. Durack MHR Melissa Price said the move would... read more »

Reflection on new projects

2016 has been a busy year for all of us, and as I look towards the next year in Durack, a number of new projects will get under way, such as the installation of the National Broadband Network, improved and new services, many new mobile telephone towers and improved roads.  I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year, and take t... read more »

Funds tackle black spots

Some of the worst mobile black spots in the Mid West and Gascoyne will be tackled over the next two years with the construction of 12 additional mobile base stations and small satellite cells. The State Government has invested a further $20 million into the Regional Telecommunications Project, which will support the construction of 78 sites acro... read more »

Public session on fluoride in the works

Another public information session about the introduction by the WA Government of fluoride into Kununurra's drinking water will be held sometime in the new year. WA Health Minister John Day said he and the Department of Health recognised there was community interest in the initiative and there would be another public information session convened... read more »

Be involved and celebrate International Day of People with Disability

Member for Durack Melissa Price is encouraging West Australians to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on 3 December and make positive changes to the lives of more than four million Australians with disability.  International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that celebrates progress ... read more »

Democracy denial and a boring Dorothy Dixer

There's been a lot of fake outrage around the Parliament House protests of last week.  Anyone would think this country has never had a protest before, or the House got pulled down like the old Carlton Inn. Yes, they were a bunch of ratbags shouting to end offshore detention. And yes, security in our parliament can never allow an intrusio... read more »

MP criticises protesters

Geraldton's Federal MP Melissa Price has condemned the actions of protesters who interrupted Parliament last week as immature and foolish. The Liberal Member for Durack had the floor during Question Time when interrupted by 30 protesters in the gallery, who chanted for immigration detention camps to be shut down and asylum seekers brought to Aus... read more »

New champions crowned

BASKETBALL High levels of enthusiasm paved the way for another successful instalment of the Melissa Price Basketball Competition, which was held at the Mullewa Recreation Centre on Sunday. It was very much a changing of the guard across both men's and women's competition, with two new champions crowned. Heading into the tournament, perennial ... read more »

Broome Indigenous man proposes changing date of Australia Day

Changing the date of Australia Day because of the offence caused to Indigenous people by celebrating on January 26 is part of a proposal sent to all levels of government by a Broome resident. Changing the date of Australia Day is not supported by federal Member for Durack Melissa Price, whose huge West Australian electorate takes in Broome and t... read more »

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 »
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