Melissa Price Adani coal mine
Melissa Price (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Council notes Remember Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price? Since allegedly telling former Kiribati president Anote Tong that the Pacific is "always" trying to get its hands on Australia's cash, the member for Durack has been quiet. So quiet, you'd be forgiven for thinking she was mid election campaign.

So it's no surprise Price refused to present at a public meeting of the Shire of Carnarvon, 900km north of Perth, where she was slated to appear, once she realised there was (heaven forefend!) a journalist there.

According to ABC Pilbara, the journalist: