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Local Parkes electorate newspapers share in $440,000 funding boost

Four small publishers in the Parkes electorate will share in more than $440,000 from the Federal Coalition Government to support their sustainability. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the grants would provide a welcome boost to local journalism. “I’m thrilled that the Gilgandra Weekly, Condobolin Argus, Coonabarabran Times and Coonamble Times will be able…

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Mobile Service Centre hits the road in Parkes electorate

Residents in the Parkes electorate will have easy access to Australian Government services, with the Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle hitting the road soon. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Golden Wattle truck will visit Narromine, Trangie, Warren, Cobar, Nyngan, Coonamble, Coonabarabran and Gilgandra from 29 October. “I’m pleased to see the Mobile Service…

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Member for Parkes progresses improvements to drought support

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has helped to introduce improvements to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) which will assist more farmers in his electorate dealing with the drought. “As this terrible drought continues, so too does the support that this government delivers,” Mr Coulton said. “We are extending farming families’ access to the FHA…

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The show must go on: Applications open for AgShows grants

Local agricultural shows are being urged to apply for funding under the $20 million Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants (AgShows) Program, with applications open today. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the grants program will reinvigorate showgrounds and help boost communities in his electorate, at a time when the drought continues to bite. “This…

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On-farm water infrastructure funds topped up by popular demand

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is pleased the Coalition Government’s top-up of a popular water infrastructure scheme will support primary producers dealing with drought in his electorate. The Government has added another $13.2 million to the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme following heavy demand in New South Wales. “Eligible farmers in my electorate…

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