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

  • 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 »

  • Durack MP confident talks between WA Government and Chinese developer of Ord ... - ABC Online

    Durack MP confident talks between WA Government and Chinese developer of Ord ... - 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 »

  • Ag R&D incentives needed - Farm Weekly

    Ag R&D incentives needed - Farm Weekly

    WEST Australian Liberal MP Melissa Price is pushing for changes to government policy and taxation arrangements, to help incentivise greater public spending on agricultural research and development (R&D). Ms Price questioned ... The first term MP from ...and more »

  • 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

    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 seek planning change - ABC Online

    Northern Australia boundary prompts identity crisis for WA towns, as shires seek planning change - 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 ...

  • Northern Australia boundary prompts identity crisis for WA towns, as shires ... - ABC Online

    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

    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 ...

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    “Thanks Rose for having us over”

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    “Andrew and the young-uns”

  • Watching the

    “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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