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

  • Nationals take fight up to Coalition partners at poll - The Australian

    Other Liberals including Andrew Hastie in Canning, Nola Marino in Forrest, Melissa Price in Durack and Rick Wilson in O'Connor are also expected to face challenges from Nationals. The Nationals' WA branch expects to name candidates for those seats by ...

  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull criticised for meeting Liberal donors in Karratha - ABC Local

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull criticised for meeting Liberal donors in Karratha - ABC Local

    Karratha Liberal Party branch president Peter McDowell said the Prime Minister's WA visit originally only included a stop at Barrow Island, but he and Durack MP Melissa Price fought hard to have Karratha added to the itinerary. "A lot of people felt ...and more »

  • Cashless welfare trial: Labor candidate splits from party on Geraldton rollout - ABC Online

    Cashless welfare trial: Labor candidate splits from party on Geraldton rollout - ABC Online

    However Liberal Member for Durack Melissa Price said many within the community did back the trial of the card. "There's many people who are currently on some form of welfare who are highly supportive of the card," she said. "There are others of course, ...

  • Cashless welfare trial: Goldfields shires 'desperate for change' plead case - ABC Online

    Cashless welfare trial: Goldfields shires 'desperate for change' plead case - ABC Online

    This week the federal member for Durack, Melissa Price, said if the welfare card trial went ahead in Geraldton, where about 5,000 people were on welfare, it should be scaled back to only apply to people on Newstart Allowance. Mr Tudge said he was ...

  • Morning Headlines - Business News

    Page 4: Durack MP Melissa Price wants only dole recipients to have their benefits paid into the Federal Government's cashless welfare card in Geraldton if it is chosen to be a test site. Treasurer Mike Nahan is considering changes to the legislation ...and more »

  • Federal MPs to benefit from multi-million dollar office expansion plan - Sydney Morning Herald

    Federal MPs to benefit from multi-million dollar office expansion plan - Sydney Morning Herald

    Ms Price is the member for Durack, a West Australian electorate that accounts for a fifth of Australia's landmass. Mr Snowdon's Lingiari accounts for 99 per cent of the NT and Mr Ramsay's Grey about 90 per cent of of SA. Mr Scott's Maranoa and Mr ...and more »

  • Four WA Liberal MPs in preselection challenges ahead of federal election - ABC Online

    Four WA Liberal MPs in preselection challenges ahead of federal election - ABC Online

    In the seat of Swan, Steve Irons will be challenged by Suncorp Insurance state manager Carl Pallier; Durack MP Melissa Price will battle against geologist David Archibald; and Bunbury local Ben Small will take on Forrest MP Nola Marino. Burt is ...

  • Grylls sets course with State politics - Farm Weekly

    Grylls sets course with State politics - Farm Weekly

    The move will quell speculation that the one-time king-maker was considering running for the Federal seat of Durack currently held by Liberal MP Melissa Price, at this year's Federal Government election. Talk of Mr Gryll's ascent to Canberra over the ...

  • National cashless welfare card plan by Turnbull government - The Australian

    National cashless welfare card plan by Turnbull government - The Australian

    Melissa Price, MP for the vast regional seat of Durack, said the councils had contacted her because they were struggling with social dysfunction arising from alcohol abuse that was not being curbed by existing programs. “There is a sense of urgency ...

  • Michaelia Cash fails to follow Melissa Price on cutting weekend penalties - The Australian

    Michaelia Cash fails to follow Melissa Price on cutting weekend penalties - The Australian

    ... Work Commission's review of weekend pay rates, West Australian MP Melissa Price said in a letter to president Iain Ross “the impact of penalty rates on profitability” was “an issue that many small business owners in my electorate of Durack experience”.

  • MP Wendy Duncan reflects on career as prospective candidates circle in Kalgoorlie - ABC Online

    MP Wendy Duncan reflects on career as prospective candidates circle in Kalgoorlie - ABC Online

    Former federal Member for O'Connor Tony Crook has refused to rule out a run at the state seat of Kalgoorlie, following the shock retirement of incumbent MP Wendy Duncan. Mrs Duncan surprised friends and supporters at her Christmas party with the ...and more »

  • Durack MP confident talks between WA Government and Chinese developer of Ord Stage 2 are back on track, after KAI ... - ABC Online

    Durack MP confident talks between WA Government and Chinese developer of Ord Stage 2 are back on track, after KAI ... - ABC Online

    The Federal Member for Durack says she is convinced negotiations between the Chinese-owned developer of Ord Stage 2 and the West Australian government are back on track. Melissa Price was one of a number of MPs to receive a briefing note from ...and more »

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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...”

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  • “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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