NBN going live for Walgett

Homes and businesses in the township of Walgett will soon be able to access fast, reliable broadband services over the National Broadband Network (NBN), with construction of the fixed line footprint in the town now complete. Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton said the milestone means more local residents and businesses…

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Media Statement: Ministerial Arrangements

I am deeply honoured to continue as the Minister responsible for Regional Health, Regional Communications, and Local Government. I thank Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack for today asking me to undertake this important role. Having carriage of these portfolios since May 2019, I am well aware of the issues at…

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Boost in drought funding for Parkes electorate schools

The Coalition Government has doubled the financial assistance available to non-government schools impacted by drought to support students and their families. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said four independent schools in his electorate will share in $567,362 to continue to help families impacted by the drought. The schools include Carinya Christian School (Gunnedah), Narromine Christian…

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Maari Ma Health secures NDIS funding

Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation in Broken Hill has received $20,000 in Federal Government assistance to support its transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The organisation is one of the successful recipients sharing in $9 million under the second round of Transition Assistance Funding, through the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program. Federal…

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Marathon Health secures NDIS funding

Marathon Health has received $20,000 in Federal Government assistance for a software upgrade to support its transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The organisation is one of the successful recipients sharing in $9 million under the second round of Transition Assistance Funding, through the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program. Federal Member for…

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Moree Inland Rail Regional Office opens

The Inland Rail Moree Office is now open, providing a greater link between the local community and Government leading up to and throughout the construction of the rail track. Long-time local resident Angela Doering has been appointed by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development as the first Inland Rail Regional Liaison Officer…

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Federal funding on offer to support local volunteers

Local community groups in the Parkes electorate are being urged to apply for Federal Government funding to support their volunteers. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said eligible groups can now submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) to his office for the Coalition Government’s 2019-20 Volunteer Grants program. “Volunteers make such an important impact right…

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Heritage funding for Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery has received funding to conduct a significance assessment of its collection. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today congratulated staff during a visit to the gallery, which has received $6,140 under the Community Heritage Grant (CHG) program. The CHG program is partly funded and supported by the Australian Government,…

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