International performance artist mentors local artists

Young local artists will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with a world-class artist as a result of Australian and NSW Government support for a major international art event by Kaldor Public Art Projects.   Kaldor Public Art Projects is bringing internationally renowned performance artist Marina Abramovi? to Dubbo for an immersive public art experience…

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Engaging seniors in the Parkes electorate in the digital age

Seniors in the Parkes electorate will continue to have free access to computers and internet training to ensure they are not left behind in the digital age, thanks to a $1.3 million Abbott Government investment. The Abbott Government has invested $1.3 million to assist more than 97,000 older Australians continue building their digital skills under…

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Coulton slams proposal to slash fuel tax credits

An MP who represents the biggest federal electorate in New South Wales and thousands of farmers has slammed a proposal to slash fuel tax credits. The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has described an Australian Conservation Foundation plan to cap fuel tax credit claims at $20,000 per claimant by 2018-19 as “disastrous for farmers…

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Green Army opportunities in Parkes Electorate

Further Green Army opportunities are now available for young people in the Parkes electorate with another two projects set to begin in the coming weeks. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the service provider, Conservation Volunteers Australia, has commenced recruitment for projects which will be conducted in the Warren and Brewarrina districts. This follows…

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$3,668,000 TO FIX LOCAL BLACK SPOTS IN PARKES ELECTORATE

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs MP, and Member for Parkes, Mr Mark Coulton MP, today announced funding of $3,668,000 to fix 12 dangerous black spots on local roads. The approved projects are: – Gollan Road in the Wellington Council area – $615,000. – Mookerawa Road in the Wellington Council area –…

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Seeking Green Army participants in Parkes

The Government is putting out the call for the first round of recruits to join the Green Army. The Green Army is looking for enthusiastic 17-24 year olds in Parkes to join what will become the largest-ever team of young Australians supporting environmental action across the country. “The first round of Green Army projects are…

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Grants to Benefit Men’s Health and Wellbeing in Parkes Electorate

Four Men’s Sheds in the Parkes electorate will receive grants from the Australian Government to continue to promote and support men’s health and well-being. The grants are part of $400,000 in national funding provided to more than 100 Men’s Sheds across Australia. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said grants had been allocated to…

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National Ice Taskforce

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed the establishment a National Ice Action Strategy to tackle the growing scourge of ice (crystal methamphetamine). The first step in developing a National Ice Action Strategy will be the establishment of a National Ice Taskforce. Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan…

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$150 million for special medical training

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed the announcement the Specialist Training Programme and the Emergency Medicine Programme would have their funding extended for 2016. Mr Coulton said the Abbott Government would contribute over $150 million to the two programmes that have proven records in the successful training of the next generation of medical…

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Local leaders invited to join Regional Development Australia

 Expressions of Interest are being sought from business and community leaders to join Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees in New South Wales. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said that RDA committees are part of a national network, made up of local leaders who assist in the economic development of their region, volunteering their time…

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