Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week in the Electorate of Parkes

With a $1.4 million grants round, communities across the Electorate of Parkes will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year.  The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton encourages communities in the Electorate to apply for a grant to host a local celebration. “NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements…

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$97,500 FOR LIGHTNING RIDGE OPAL & FOSSIL CENTRE

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced that local museum Lightning Ridge Opal and Fossil Centre had received a grant of $97,500 to support a $195,000 project to develop a 50 person, dormitory style accommodation at the Centre. Mr Humphries said the grant support was from the 2017/18 round…

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Employment boost for 200 Aboriginal Job Seekers

Employment opportunities for Aboriginal people have been bolstered in the Electorate of Parkes through the Coalition Government’s Tailored Assistance Employment Grants [TAEG] programme.  The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said the programme aims to provide training for 200 young Indigenous people to work in the sheep meat…

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