Minister for Defence Industry
On 26 May 2019, Melissa was appointed as Minister for Defence in the re-elected Morrison Government at the 2019 Federal election.
Melissa brings with her a wealth of private sector experience and was heavily involved in the Not-For-Profit sector before being elected to Parliament, serving as a Director of the Cancer Council of Western Australia.
As the Federal Member for Durack, Melissa has been heavily involved in many conservation efforts and programs. Her electorate of Durack is the largest in the country, with some of the largest scale industrial projects in Australia, with the Port Hedland iron ore port, the largest bulk tonnage port in the World.
Melissa has long been an advocate for farmers in her region, from the Wheatbelt to the Kimberley, and has been a strong advocate for the retention of the National Landcare Program. While not a farmer herself, Melissa has been vocal in trying to find a balance between sustainable and profitable land use.
Melissa Price pictured above with Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women.
Copies of Melissa's portfolio media releases can be found on her Ministerial Website.