Hon Melissa Price MP

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Member for Durack, Western Australia

Positions
Minister for Defence Industry
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

2B/209 Foreshore Drive
Geraldton, WA, 6530

Postal address

2B/209 Foreshore Drive
Geraldton, WA, 6725

Telephone:
(08) 9964 2195
Fax:
(08) 9921 7990

Electorate Office 2

4/34 Frederick Street
Broome, WA, 6725

Postal address

PO Box 1856
Broome, WA, 6725

Telephone:
(08) 9192 7216
Fax:
(08) 9192 8860

Electorate Office 3

3 Bates Street
Merredin, WA, 6415

Postal address

PO Box 375
Merredin, WA, 6415

Telephone:
(08) 9041 1749

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7840
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Durack, Western Australia, 2013. Re-elected 2016 and 2019.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 12.10.2015 to 9.5.2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for the Environment from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.
  • Minister for the Environment from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.
  • Cabinet Minister from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.
  • Minister for Defence Industry from 29.5.2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 22.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Public Works from 14.9.2016 to 15.9.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Northern Australia from 14.9.2016 to 1.7.2019.
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.2013 to 11.11.2015; Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.2013 to 9.9.2015; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 25.9.2014 to 22.2.2016; Communications and the Arts from 11.11.2015 to 9.5.2016; Indigenous Affairs from 14.9.2016 to 19.12.2017 (Chair from 14.9.2016 to 19.12.2017).
  • House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.2017 to 28.6.2018.
Personal
  • Born 12.12.1963, Kalgoorlie, Australia
  • Partner
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LLB(Hons) (London South Bank University).
  • GradDipLaw (University of Western Australia).
  • Non-Executive Director, Cancer Council (WA), until 2016.
  • Non-Executive Director, BrightSpark Foundation, until 2016.
  • Solicitor in private practice 1997-2002.
  • General Counsel and Business Development Manager, CBH Group 2002-08.
  • Vice-President, Legal and Business Development, Crosslands Resources Ltd 2008-12.
Electorate
  • Name: Durack
  • Location: Durack covers a large area from Kununurra in the north to Quairading in the south and includes coastal islands. The division includes the Cities of Greater Geraldton and Karratha and the Shires of Broome, Carnarvon, Cunderdin, Dandaragan, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Goomalling, Narembeen, Quairading, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Victoria Plains, Wiluna and Yilgarn.
  • Area: 1,629,858 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 97,104 (at 7.6.2019)
  • Industries: Industries include fishing, agriculture, mining and tourism.