Local organisation helps tackle smoking

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) is participating in the Australian Government’s programme to help control tobacco use among Indigenous Australians and reduce smoking rates.   The Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton  have announced that WACHS has been successful in the recent regional tobacco control grant round…

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Deadline set for mobile black spot nominations

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today called for nominations of mobile black spot locations in the electorate of Parkes to be submitted by 31 December 2015 for consideration under Round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme.   “The Commonwealth Government has committed $60 million which will help provide new or upgraded mobile…

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Dunedoo Green Army team celebrate their success

Young people involved in the Dunedoo and Districts’ Green Army team have seen the results of their hard work come to fruition after completing their on-ground project.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton announced that locals can now experience the significant benefits of stage one of the ‘Renew, Restore, Educate & Revegetate’ project.  …

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$2.45 million for Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community Project

The Warrumbungle Shire Council has secured $2.45 million of Commonwealth Government funding towards the Three Rivers Regional Retirement Community Project located in Dunedoo.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was pleased to announce this project as one of four projects across his electorate that will receive funding under Round Two of the National Stronger…

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Ideas boom coming to Dubbo

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science will kick off a series of briefings on the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) in Dubbo on Monday 14 December 2015.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the briefing will prove beneficial for a range of local stakeholders.   “The briefing will provide local…

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Western region to reap the benefits of innovation boost

Businesses and communities across the electorate of Parkes stand to benefit from a more innovative Australia.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Australian Government’s new Innovation and Science Agenda includes a range of initiatives that will improve the well-being and quality of life in Australia’s regional and rural areas.   “The agenda…

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National Stronger Regions Fund delivers for Western NSW

Four towns in Western New South Wales are set to receive a share in over $13.5 million of Commonwealth Government funding through the latest round of the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF).   Successful projects in Bourke, Dunedoo, Moree and Nyngan will boost local jobs and improve community infrastructure for each of these towns and…

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New child care system to make life simpler for families

The Coalition Government this week introduced legislation to provide simpler, more affordable and flexible child care for families across Australia.   Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government will invest almost $40 billion over the next four years to provide greater child care choices for more than 1.2 million families across Australia under…

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