Local grants to support NAIDOC Week celebrations

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has thrown his support behind NAIDOC Week 2020, announcing more than $21,000 in community grants to help organisations in the Parkes electorate celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence. This year’s theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, highlights Australia’s ancient history and celebrates the traditions and cultures that endure…

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Local business connectivity briefing creates confidence

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton joined Dubbo Chamber of Commerce President Matt Wright and NBN Co representatives today for a webinar session in Dubbo to help businesses make the most of the nbn Business Fibre Initiative. Dubbo has been named an nbn Business Fibre Zone and will…

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Rural road re-sheeting to benefit Moree’s ag sector

The local agricultural sector will benefit from a whopping $1.8 million being invested by the Federal Coalition Government to improve local roads and community assets in the Moree Plains Shire Council area. Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton was today joined by Moree Plains Shire Council Acting Director of Engineering…

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Harvest a timely reminder to get skin checked

With the local farming community in the thick of harvest and the warm summer months fast approaching, Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton has thrown his support behind a campaign to raise awareness of non-melanoma skin cancer. Mr Coulton was today joined by former Australian test cricketer and now farmer,…

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Remembering the fallen – 11 November 2020

Remembrance Day is one of the most significant dates on our national calendar. Despite COVID-19, this year’s commemorations will be no less impactful than any other. Each year at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, our entire nation pauses for one minute’s silence to remember those who have died in…

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Federal Member Salutes Their Service with local grant – Trangie

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester. Local wartime heritage will be preserved at the Trangie United Services Memorial Club with a $6,600 grant awarded under the Federal Coalition Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Local wartime heritage will be preserved at the Trangie United Services…

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Community wellbeing prioritised: Grants for Men’s Sheds

Men’s Sheds across the Parkes electorate have been invited to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Shed Development Programme (NSDP). Funded by the Coalition Government, Round 21 of the Programme will specifically prioritise applications with a strong health, wellbeing or safety emphasis, in acknowledgement of the impact of COVID-19…

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Connecting health care for country communities

New primary health care models to improve health service delivery and address workforce shortages in rural areas will be trialled across southern and western NSW as part of the regional health package announced in this week’s Federal Budget. Regional Health Minister and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government is investing in first-of-a-kind…

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