Record $183.7 million in support to cut smoking and save lives

Support for residents and community-based anti-smoking campaigns in the Electorate of Parkes are the local focus of the record $183.7 million in funding for Australia’s first four-year Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program. “Together, we are making progress in reducing smoking rates but tobacco is still claiming the lives of far too many local Indigenous people,”…

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Mobile services coming to rural NSW communities

The Coalition Government has reaffirmed its commitment to rural and regional Australians with the Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, coming to Central West and North West regions later this month.  Mobile Service Centres provide personalised access to government services, delivering Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to rural Australians. Introduced under the Howard Government, Mobile…

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First steel delivery keeps Inland Rail on track

Yet another major milestone for the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail has been reached, with the first delivery of steel rail being delivered for the Parkes to Narromine project. This is the first steel rail delivered for the entire Inland Rail project since the Australian Government’s $8.4 billion commitment toward the project in the 2017-18…

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7,000 trees to be planted at Moree Ski Gardens

Seven thousand trees will be planted at the Moree Water Park by June 2020 thanks to a $29,500 grant from the Nationals-Liberal Government for new revegetation projects that directly help recover threatened ecological communities or threatened species. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the funding for a partnership between the Moree Water Ski Club,…

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