Electorate of Durack in Western Australia

Created in 2008 and located in the northern parts of Western Australia, the division of Durack covers an area of approx. 1 587 758 sq km. It is Australia's largest electorate by land area. The main locations in this division include the City of Geraldton and the towns of Broome, Dampier, Derby, Exmouth, Kalbarri, Carnarvon, Wiluna, Newman, Port Hedland, Wyndham and Karratha. It is named after the Durack family, pioneers of the Kimberley region.

Map of the Durack electorate

Australian Electorate Commission Profile of the Durack electorate

News from Durack Electorate

  • Government cutting red tape - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury

    THE federal government is cutting red tape to make life easier, help small business and strengthen the economy, according to Durack MP Melissa Price. "We have listened to the concerns in our community about the burden of red tape in Australia. "Whether ...

  • Freo ship blaze: Crews struggle to extinguish fire - Perth Now

    Freo ship blaze: Crews struggle to extinguish fire - Perth Now

    A crew member from the livestock ship remains in critical condition after a fire swept through the Ocean Drover docked in Fremantle Port. More than 100 Department of Fire and Emergency Services personnel, including 53 firefighters, are still trying to ...and more »

  • Will a new visa moving refugees to the regions assist with labour shortages? - ABC Online

    Will a new visa moving refugees to the regions assist with labour shortages? - ABC Online

    Melissa Price, the federal Liberal MP for Durack in Western Australia, however, said regions such as hers could benefit greatly from such a system. 'There are towns in Durack such as Carnarvon and Kununurra and parts of the Wheatbelt that have been ...

  • Party people - WA today

    Tyanna De Assis and Gian Reyes at the Grey Goose Taste by Appointment event at QT; Kristen Amiet, Andy Wren and Mel Evans at the Grey Goose Taste by Appointment event; Melissa Foster and Dean McEvoy at the Grey Goose Taste by Appointment event at QT ...and more »

  • Science awards for young leaders - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury

    YOUNG scientists working on agricultural research projects in the Durack electorate are invited to apply for the 2015 Science and Innovation Awards. The awards en courage young people to advance their ideas and collaborate with previous award winners ...and more »

  • That special day in Ballarat when the sun comes out - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate

    Locals know it well as the city's special day. It's the first day that the bleak grey tide that is our skyline actually starts to break up. To other parts of the world, 15 degrees and sunshine isn't so exciting, but to Ballarat, it's something to cheer ...and more »

  • Mandurah netball club sees double with twin influx - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate

    IT'S the ultimate in double trouble for teams playing against the Panthers netball club with nine sets of twins to contend with. The spike in multiple registrations was first picked up by Panthers committee member and coach Fiona Watson, who said the ...and more »

  • Other things poor people don't do: Social media - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate

    A loud Twitter chorus has responded to Treasurer Joe Hockey's suggestion that Australia's "poorest people either don't have cars or actually don't drive very far in many cases". The hashtag #OtherThingsThePoorDontDo has been picked up by the Australian ...and more »

  • Speak up for child care - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate

    FEDERAL Member for Durack, Melissa Price is urging Durack communities to have their say on how child care can be made more affordable, flexible and accessible. The Productivity Commission is undertaking consultation following last month's release of ...

  • Aboriginal health boss says Government should rethink budget decisions - ABC Local

    ... co-payments in the Senate. Melissa Price, the Liberal member for Durack which includes the Kimberley, and a member of the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, was contacted in relation to this article but had not responded at the time of ...and more »

  • Budget 2014: fuel excise, cuts to Indigenous programs will hurt regional WA ... - ABC Online

    Liberal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the aim was to get rid of duplication and waste, rather than reduce services for Aboriginal people. "I think there's been a lot of wastage in terms of administration, so my sincere hope is that by changing ...and more »

  • Federal budget to benefit O'Connor and Durack electorates: MPs - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury

    COMBINED infrastructure spending of $880 million outlined in the federal budget will benefit the O'Connor and Durack electorates, local MPs Rick Wilson and Melissa Price have claimed. However, the two electorates cover most of WA apart from a small ...

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    “Thanks Rose for having us over”

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    “Andrew and the young-uns”

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    “Watching the wash-up”

  • Andrew and Ian at Lester

    “Andrew and Ian at Lester St”

  • Visiting all the polling booths in Geraldton on

    “Visiting all the polling booths in Geraldton on Saturday”

  • “We need your help. If you are bored this weekend and would like a farm experience. Bonfire and BBQ beer wine included. We desperately need your help to mark our lambs. I've been busy politicking and now it's time to catch up. Bring a swag and have fun with us this weekend.”

  • “What a fabulous campaign Ian James well done! You have made me very proud! Phew now time for a little break before baling and harvest begins!”

  • “Hi everybody, big thank you to all those who still had your fingers crossed for me today but it was not to be. A big thank you to all my volunteers throughout the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne regions and to all those who voted for me yesterday. Please note my journey is not over. I will use th...”

  • “shanevanstyn: @MiaDaviesMLA @Barnaby_Joyce @wirra44 @RealChubWitham Me too!!!”

  • “hey like to thank the guys who help me out in moora was a great day”

  • “shanevanstyn: RT @WishartJames: 1.5 hrs till booths open in WA.If you want to see change for Durack vote 1 @shanevanstyn he will make a change! #realchan…”

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