Melissa Price (politician)
|Minister of the Environment|
|Assumed office |
28 August 2018
|Prime Minister||Scott Morrison|
|Preceded by||Josh Frydenberg (Environment and Energy)|
|Assistant Minister for the Environment|
20 December 2017 – 27 August 2018
|Prime Minister||Malcolm Turnbull|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|Member of the Australian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
7 September 2013
|Preceded by||Barry Haase|
Melissa Lee Price
12 December 1963
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
|Residence||Marmion, Western Australia, Western Australia|
Melissa Lee Price (born 12 December 1963) is an Australian Liberal Party politician serving as Environment Minister in the Morrison Government and Member of the Australian House of Representatives for the Division of Durack since 2013. Price served as the Assistant Minister for the Environment from 20 December 2017 to 27 August 2018. Price was appointed to the Cabinet in the Morrison Ministry on 28 August 2018 as Minister for the Environment.
Born in Kalgoorlie in 1963, Price's grandfather, David Dellar, and uncle, Stan Dellar, were both Australian Labor Party members of the Western Australian Legislative Council. Prior to entering Parliament, Price was Vice President of Legal and Business Development for Crosslands Resources, an entity of Mitsubishi Developments which control the major Western Australian Jack Hills Iron Ore Mine and is currently a director for Cancer Council Western Australia.
Price caused controversy in her role as Environment Minister by allegedly telling Anote Tong, the former president of Kiribati and climate change advocate, "I know why you’re here. It is for the cash. For the Pacific it's always about the cash. I have my chequebook here. How much do you want?"
- "Melissa Price". Liberal Party of Australia. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- Turnbull, Malcolm (19 December 2017). "Ministerial Arrangements" (Press release). Government of Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
Melissa Price joins the Ministry as Assistant Minister for the Environment. She will work closely with Minister for Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg and is tasked with developing and implementing the Government’s policies on issues as broad as climate change, Landcare and the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.
- First Speech: Melissa Price MP Archived 8 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine – Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- "The Liberal Party has pre selected Melissa Price as its candidate for the WA seat of Durack". ABC. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
- Crowe, David (17 October 2018). "'For the Pacific it's always about cash': Environment Minister in diplomatic incident over climate change". WAtoday. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
|New ministerial post|| Assistant Minister for the Environment
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Durack