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Durack receives funding for Bushfire Mitigation Project

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomes $49,788 in disaster resilience funding to better prepare local communities from the threat of bushfires.  Ms Price said the funding will be provided to the Department of Parks and Wildlife Moora District under the Turnbull Government’s $15 million National Bushfire Mitigation Programme ... read more »

STEM grant opportunities

The Federal Government is introducing a new grant system which aims to give Durack students more opportunities to learn and compete in the field of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Member for Durack Melissa Price said the grants would allow students to travel to, and take part in, national and international competitions and for... read more »

Teacher in the mix for training title

A Fitzroy Crossing teacher has been named a finalist for the 2016 Australian Training Awards, to be presented next month at a ceremony in Darwin. Tegan Mossop teaches language, literacy and numeracy and other employability and leadership skills to students in remote Aboriginal communities in the central Kimberley. Ms Mossop is a finalist for ... read more »

Further inquiry on student education

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs says its inquiry into educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from the 44th Parliament has been re-referred for further investigation.  Committee chair Melissa Price said the end of the 44th Parliament prevented MPs from completing the inqu... read more »

Hinterland competition to tip off next month

The Melissa Price Mid-West Basketball Competition starts on November 5 at the Mullewa Recreation Centre from 9.30am. In the comp's second year, men's and women's teams from Mingenew, Morawa, Mt Magnet, Perenjori, Pia Wadjarri, Three Springs and Yalgoo have already nominated. 360 Health + Community men's health worker Glen Fleeton said the sec... read more »

Local up for training award

Karratha woman Naomi Beath has been nominated as a finalist for the 2016 Australian Training Awards in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year category. The awards recognise the best in skills and training nationwide across categories including Australian apprentice, vocational student and teacher of the year. Ms Beath's... read more »

Funding to help get doco project off the ground

A cherished indigenous documentary will get a long-awaited second coming after securing Federal Government funding to build on a story started by many of the presentday elders in Roebourne. Juluwarlu Aboriginal Corporation was granted $200,000 under the Federal Government's Indigenous Languages and Arts program to make a three-part series to be ... read more »

Talks begin over trial to curb shocking Kimberley suicide rate

More than 100 delegates are in Broome to discuss ways to reduce the alarmingly high number of Aboriginal suicides in the Kimberley.   Talks between indigenous leaders, community advocates and Federal politicians aim to generate ideas to help shape a new suicide prevention trial in the region. The age-adjusted rate of suicide in the Kimber... read more »

Project boost for town

Dreams of a new outdoor multipurpose facility at Kununurra's rodeo grounds are a step closer to reality after a Federal funding boost. The project, spearheaded by the Kununurra Rodeo and Campdraft Association, is expected to be complete by mid-2017, in time for next year's rodeo season. Durack MP Melissa Price announced the $319,588 grant las... read more »

Contest heats up with launch

Liberal candidate for the seat of Kimberley, Warren Greatorex, officially launched his 2017 election campaign at an event in Kununurra last week. Mr Greatorex, who will contest the seat against sitting Labor member Josie Farrer and WA Nationals' candidate Rob Houston in March, said it was encouraging to receive so much community support. "The... read more »

They said it

"For the first time since Federation in 1901, tonight the government has voted in favour of a second reading amendment.  The Liberals have called on themselves to explain their failures." Labor's Tony Burke blames Financial Services Minister Kelly O'Dwyer for a parliamentary procedure bungle that had the government voting against itself. ... read more »

Pyne gets accolades for 'fixing' bungle

Turnbull government ministers have played down a "procedural mistake" in the Parliament that saw the government accidentally condemn itself, heaping praise on "fixer" Christopher Pyne for undoing the bungle that left Coalition MPs embarrassed. In its second procedural mishap in the House of Representatives, the Coalition on Wednesday voted for a... read more »

Book tracing Filipino roots of indigenous Australians launched

Community members gathered at the Sisters of St John of God Heritage Centre to celebrate the launch of book Re-imagining Australia: Voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino Descent on September 29. Special guests included Member for Durack Melissa Price, Bishop Christopher Saunders and Monsignor Paul Boyers from the Broome Catholic Diocese. ... read more »

Dongas to transform airport

Several massive metal dongas gifted to Derby will form the centrepiece of the town's multimillion-dollar airport refurbishment. The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley received $5.1 million towards the project last week through a Federal Government campaign to support regional Australia. The dongas were donated to the Shire by the Department of Imm... read more »

Hopes Irwin ball will top last year's funds

When the Irwin District Charity Ball committee first began planning a local fundraiser last year, they expected only a small event would be the outcome of their brainstorming. What they received was more than 250 guests for a night of glitz, glamour and generosity, ready to be repeated again this weekend. The 2015 inaugural Irwin Dist... read more »
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