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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. Re-elected 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for the Environment from 20.12.2017 to 28.8.2018.

Minister for the Environment from 28.8.2018.

Cabinet Minister from 28.8.2018.

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; Northern Australia from 14.9.2016.

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.


Born 12.12.1963, Kalgoorlie, Australia.


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

LL.B(Hons)(South Bank University, London)

Grad.Dip.Law (UWA)

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


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: 1.62986e+006 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 97294 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: fishing, agriculture, mining and tourism.