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

  • Early learning scheme to expand across regional WA with hopes of better ... - ABC Local

    The Member for Durack, Melissa Price, said the program would be particularly beneficial for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. "We've all heard that from the last Closing the Gap Report, that we're still really not making too many headways ...

  • Push for live-ex inspector slammed - Farm Weekly

    Push for live-ex inspector slammed - Farm Weekly

    The original proposal was pushed by Labor members, primarily Fremantle MP Melissa Parke, amid concerns the Department of Agriculture had a conflict of interest by serving industry's needs on animal welfare. Ms Parke and Victorian Labor MP Kelvin ...and more »

  • Geraldton 'ice' summit to hear community concerns about drug's mid-west impact - ABC Online

    Geraldton 'ice' summit to hear community concerns about drug's mid-west impact - ABC Online

    A summit looking at the effects of the illicit drug 'ice' on mid-west Western Australian communities is being held today. The Member for Durack, Melissa Price, is hosting the forum to hear the concerns of the local community and will use the ...and more »

  • Ice scourge slowed by remoteness of Kimberley, taskforce hears - ABC Online

    Ice scourge slowed by remoteness of Kimberley, taskforce hears - ABC Online

    Durack MP Melissa Price, who attended the forum, said the Kimberley's remoteness appeared to have worked in its favour. "The conclusion was that ice is becoming a problem in the Kimberley, but we're not at epidemic stage, which is pleasing to hear ...and more »

  • Small business and jobs growth in Budget for Durack - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury

    Small business and jobs growth in Budget for Durack - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury

    “The Budget is about building jobs, growth and opportunity and providing a credible path to surplus,” Ms Price said. “The new $5.5 billion Growing Jobs and Small Business package will help small businesses in Durack invest more, grow more, and employ ...

  • Disaster assistance funding approved for Carnarvon in Western Australia - ABC Local

    Disaster assistance funding approved for Carnarvon in Western Australia - ABC Local

    Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomed the news. "On Friday, I took a call from Carnarvon Shire president Karl Brandenburg, who said that growers were concerned about receiving disaster funding following the recent cyclone," she said.and more »

  • Kimberley child and family centre gets funding lifeline - ABC Message Stick

    Kimberley child and family centre gets funding lifeline - ABC Message Stick

    Federal Member Melissa Price said although she was yet to see the detail of exactly how much funding had been allocated, she could confirm the Kununurra-based centre would be funded for two more years. "Indigenous family and children centre and a ...

  • Kununurra Aboriginal Child and Family Centre in Kimberley gets two-year ... - ABC Message Stick

    Kununurra Aboriginal Child and Family Centre in Kimberley gets two-year ... - ABC Message Stick

    The Member for Durack says a Kimberley child and family centre in north-west Western Australia has received funding to keep its doors open for the next two years. Last year, the Federal Government announced it would cease funding for 38 ... Federal ...

  • Federal pollies take up wild dog cause - Farm Weekly

    Federal pollies take up wild dog cause - Farm Weekly

    BOTH WA Liberal senator Dean Smith and Federal Durack MP Melissa Price visited a baiting session last week at Challa station, Mt Magnet, to take a first-hand look at the realities facing the region. Mr Smith said the feeling is that the Murchison ...and more »

  • Nats' dog in the fight - Perth Now

    Nats' dog in the fight - Perth Now

    Smith's theory was Redman was laying the foundations for an all-out war between the Nationals and Liberals at the next poll in 2016. Smith is the patron senator of Durack, which is held by the Liberal's Melissa Price. And guess who is strongly rumoured ...

  • Disaster assistance for Carnarvon growers - Farm Weekly

    Disaster assistance for Carnarvon growers - Farm Weekly

    Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Mark Lewis (left), Federal Durack MP Melissa Price, Sweeter Banana Co-operatives' Doriana Mangili and North West Central MLA Vince Catania survey the damage to Carnarvon plantations from Cyclone Olwyn. A natural ...

  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott positive Geraldton hospital upgrades to happen ... - ABC Online

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott positive Geraldton hospital upgrades to happen ... - ABC Online

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is confident that long-awaited funding for upgrades to Geraldton Regional Hospital, in mid-west Western Australia, will be delivered. While campaigning for the federal seat of Durack in 2013, the Liberals' Melissa ...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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