Funding to keep Narrabri Museum safe and secure

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was pleased to present the Narrabri and District Historical Society with a cheque for over $5,000 which will go towards an electrical upgrade for the local museum. In Narrabri today, Mr Coulton said that the upgrade works will help to keep both the museum site and its displays safe…

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Baradine CWA hall set for a makeover

The Baradine branch of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (NSW) has received over $8,000 towards the renovation of its hall. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton enjoyed meeting with members in Baradine yesterday where he presented President of the Baradine CWA, Nea Worrell with a cheque. Like CWA halls right across rural…

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Coonabarabran’s Memorial Wall gets some further attention

Members of what is affectionately known as Coonabarabran’s “Dead People Society” (DPS) are set to undertake further work at the iconic Memorial Wall at the old Coonabarabran cemetery. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has presented the DPS Local and Family History Group with a cheque for over $5,000 which will contribute to the group’s…

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Sheep join the war on weeds

High tech collars fitted to sheep could be the next frontier when it comes to controlling the spread of weeds, with the CSIRO receiving almost $300,000 from the Australian Government to research and develop a ‘virtual fence’ system for farms. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce said the project…

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New campaign to break the cycle of violence against women

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has urged communities across Western New South Wales to get involved in a national campaign on how disrespect towards girls can grow into something more serious. Stop it at the start aims to help families, teachers, sports coaches and others challenge their own views about respectful relationships and gender…

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Desert Pea comes to the West

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Desert Pea will hit the road to give people in the Moree Shire, North West Slopes, and Warrumbungle Shire easy access to essential government payments and services in April and May.  Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge said the Mobile Service Centre will visit Pallamallawa, Gravesend, Coonabarabran, Binnaway, Coolah…

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Big win for Western NSW owner-drivers

The Coalition Government’s bill to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) passed both houses of Parliament last night marking a big win for owner-drivers across Western New South Wales (NSW). Speaking on the bill in Parliament yesterday, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton expressed his support for the abolition of the RSRT following its…

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Hot water to flow at Warialda Sporting Complex

Gwydir Shire Council will receive Commonwealth Government funding to assist with upgrading the hot water system at the Warialda Sporting Complex. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was in Warialda last week and presented Gwydir Shire Council with a cheque in the amount of $5,170 representing half of the estimated cost for this upgrade project.…

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New kitchen for Boggabri HACC Centre

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton last week presented the Boggabri Home and Community Care Centre with a cheque for $20,000 to support the replacement of the centre’s kitchen. With the centre utilised by numerous organisations that provide crucial support services to the Boggabri community, Mr Coulton said that this project is much more than…

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