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PRICE, Melissa LeeBiography for PRICE, Melissa Lee

Member for Durack (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Durack, Western Australia, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for the Environment from 20.12.17.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.13 to 11.11.15 and from 14.9.16 to 19.12.17 (Chair from 14.9.16 to 19.12.17); Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.13 to 9.9.15; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 25.9.14 to 22.2.16; Communications and the Arts from 11.11.15 to 9.5.16.

Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 22.2.16 to 9.5.16; Public Works from 14.9.16 to 15.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.9.16; Northern Australia from 14.9.16.

House Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.17.


Born 12.12.1963, Kalgoorlie, WA.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

LLB(Hons)(South Bank University, London).

GradDipLaw (UWA).

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.

Non-Executive Director, Cancer Council (WA), until 2016.

Non-Executive Director, BrightSpark Foundation, until 2016.


Description: rural.

Location: northern Western Australia; it 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, the largest electorate in Australia.

Electors enrolled: 97 294 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: fishing, agriculture, mining and tourism.