$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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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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