NBN going live for Walgett

Homes and businesses in the township of Walgett will soon be able to access fast, reliable broadband services over the National Broadband Network (NBN), with construction of the fixed line footprint in the town now complete. Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton said the milestone means more local residents and businesses…

Boost in drought funding for Parkes electorate schools

The Coalition Government has doubled the financial assistance available to non-government schools impacted by drought to support students and their families. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said four independent schools in his electorate will share in $567,362 to continue to help families impacted by the drought. The schools include Carinya Christian School (Gunnedah), Narromine Christian…

Maari Ma Health secures NDIS funding

Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation in Broken Hill has received $20,000 in Federal Government assistance to support its transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The organisation is one of the successful recipients sharing in $9 million under the second round of Transition Assistance Funding, through the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program. Federal…