Building safer communities with Federal funding

With applications now open for round five of the Safer Communities Fund, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging local organisations to apply. The Safer Communities Fund provides funding to address crime and anti-social behaviour through crime prevention and security initiatives such as CCTV and lighting. Mr Coulton said his electorate has a strong…

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Federal Government backs businesses to become ‘NDIS-ready’

Funding is on offer which will help local businesses build their workforce capabilities to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said a total funding pool of $8.8 million is available in the latest round of Transition Assistance Funding through the Coalition Government. “I strongly encourage disability and…

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Member for Parkes backs more students to attend CSU Dubbo

Three scholarships will fund domestic students to study at Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Dubbo campus from next year, with the backing of Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Services, Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton said the Coalition Government has provided a total of $115,500 to CSU to offer the scholarships through the $93.7 million…

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Support continues for drought-affected communities

Drought-hit communities will share in more than $1 million for community projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Foundation supports Australia’s regional communities experiencing the devastating effects of drought. “These projects help rural…

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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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