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.
Seat of the week: Durack - Crikey (registration) (blog)
When Haase announced his intention to retire ahead of the 2013 election, the Liberals preselected Melissa Price, a lawyer who had worked in the mining and agriculture sectors. It was earlier reported that the front-runner was local party branch ...
Price slams Labor's 'east coast-centric' policy - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate
Ms Price said that Labor's proposal for infrastructure mostly in city areas showed a lack of thought and consideration not just for Durack, but regional Western Australia in general. "Along with debt and poor financial management in their DNA, they are ...
Northern Australia boundary prompts identity crisis for WA towns, as shires ... - ABC Online
The Gascoyne and Murchison shires have met with Melissa Price, and Mr Brandenburg said the Member for Durack has agreed to make an appeal to the Federal Government to have the boundary changed. The Federal Government has indicated it has no ...
Lib spill rattles government, economy - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate
Member for Durack Melissa Price, who had been a longstanding supporter of Mr Abbott as Prime Minister, said that the change in leadership would not alter her policies and plans for the Federal WA electorate. "Obviously I supported Tony Abbott; Abbott ...
Members for Durack and O'Connor react to leadership spill - ABC Local
Ms Price said her first priority will be to represent the needs of the electorate to Mr Turnbull. "My job is to ensure that he understands what the needs are of Durack and I'm quite confident that I'll be able to do that and he will enjoy the same ...and more »
Syrian asylum seekers: Idea to house refugees in WA's north reviewed amid ... - ABC Local
The federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price, says the Government will be assessing whether there are the services and housing available for Syrian asylum seekers to be relocated to WA's north. Australia will be taking in 12,000 refugees but it is not ...and more »
New Transition to Work Service - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate
The Federal government has released the exposure draft of their proposal for the Transition to Work service for young job seekers. Federal member for Durack Melissa Price said the Transition to Work service was the centrepiece of the Federal Government ...and more »
THE AFL are being slammed for an un-Australian choice of Grand Final ... - NEWS.com.au
1999: Human Nature. 2000: Mike Brady, Russell Morris, Rick Price. 2001: Men at Work, Vanessa Amorosi, Julie Anthony ... 2008: Powderfinger, Ian Moss, Lucy Durack, Amanda Harrison. 2009: Mark Seymour, Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, Jersey Boys cast.
Tony Abbott plans to go where no Prime Minister has been before - Sydney Morning Herald
THURSDAY ISLAND: Tony Abbott has promised to visit places no prime minister has ever been before during a week in remote Indigenous communities in the Torres Strait and the tip of Cape York in far north Queensland. He will begin on Monday morning ...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott thanks Broome volunteers, receives 'budgie ... - ABC Online
The PM was in a good mood, joking that Member for Durack Melissa Price had brought many issues to his attention since she won the seat almost two years ago. "Few days go by without Melissa chewing my ear about some issue in northern Australia, some ...and more »
Prime Minister: 'We can win Canning' - Perth Now
Mr Abbott will fly to Broome Saturday afternoon where he will visit Durack federal MP Melissa Price. On Sunday he will fly to Kununurra. Prime Minister Tony Abbott Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. The Canning by-election was triggered by the tragic ...and more »
Pastoralists welcome dog control funds - Farm Weekly
SOUTHERN Rangelands producers have welcome $1.13 million in federal funding allocated to the WA government to boost efforts to combat wild dogs. The funding is designed to assist landholders conduct control activities, including fencing. Pastoralist ...
“Thanks Rose for having us over”
“Andrew and the young-uns”
“Watching the wash-up”
“Andrew and Ian at Lester St”
“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…”