New headspace services in Moree, Gunnedah and Narrabri

 The community of Toomelah in the far north of NSW is receiving a significant upgrade to its infrastructure, as well as health and training benefits for local residents, thanks to the Coalition Government’s Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP). The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, visited Toomelah…

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Extra staff and funds to deliver more clinical training in Western NSW

Work is progressing on the establishment of the two Regional Training Hubs and a newUniversity Department of Rural Health (UDRH) which will provide young doctorsand nursing and allied health students the ability to study, work and live in Broken Hill and Dubbo.  The Regional Training Hubs will be led by the University of Sydney, while Charles SturtUniversity will…

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Toomelah benefits from Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton MP today visited the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program (AACAP) in Toomelah in northern New South Wales during NAIDOC Week. The AACAP is a long standing and highly successful collaboration between the Australian Army and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, with the Department…

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Condobolin enters superfast broadband era

 Superfast broadband has arrived in Condobolin as the nbn makes services available to more than 1578 homes and businesses. Residents in Condobolin can begin ordering their nbn service from a retail service provider this week. The Federal Member for the electorate of Parkes Mark Coulton said residents in Condobolin should take full advantage of the opportunities available…

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Moree kids to benefit from new academy

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, joined the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton MP, to inspect the site for the future Moree Sports, Health, Arts and Education Academy. “As part of the Coalition Government’s initiatives to support healthy communities, we are providing $2.1 million under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy to build the new facility and sports ground at the Old…

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Veteran’s Health Week grants to promote physical activity in veterans

The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said Government grant money was available to support events organised by local Ex-Service Organisations and community groups in the Electorate of Parkes for Veterans’ Health Week 2017. Veterans Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, with the theme of ‘physical activity’. Mr…

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Regional Investment Corporation fast tracked, set for business in 2018

The Nationals/Liberal Government has fast tracked the delivery of its election commitment to establish a new $4 billion Regional Investment Corporation (RIC), and today introduced legislation into Parliament to establish the new body. The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the introduction of the Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017 into Parliament was another significant…

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