Connecting job seekers and jobactive providers

The transition to the Australian Government’s new jobactive employment service took another step forward today with job seekers starting to receive advice about which local firm will help them to look for work in the future.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said that the Government’s new $6.8 billion jobactive employment service, which starts…

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Local business benefiting from small business package

The Coalition Government’s Growing Jobs and Small Business package has attracted positive feedback from local businesses across the Parkes electorate.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has received praise from numerous local businesses that are already experiencing increases in sales because of this package.   “The package was announced last week as part of…

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New scholarships for rural arts leaders

Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes, has invited aspiring arts leaders living in regional and rural Australia to apply for a new scholarship to further develop their leadership skills.   “The Australia Council Scholarship will provide $150,000 over the next three years for three high-performing regional arts leaders to participate in the Australian Rural Leadership…

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Round Two opens for Stronger Regions

Councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations in the electorate of Parkes will now be able to apply for funding of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital infrastructure projects under Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund.   The National Stronger Regions Fund demonstrates the Government’s commitment to strengthening regions across Australia by investing in…

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Coulton demands re-think for Walgett branch closure

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has expressed his anger regarding the future of the Walgett branch of the National Australia Bank (NAB).  The NAB wrote to Mr Coulton in April this year advising that the Walgett branch will close on Friday, 2 October 2015 because the premises in Fox Street no longer meet required…

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Budget is a big win for rural and regional Australia

A strong focus on regional Australia in this year’s Federal Budget will provide a secure and strong platform for small business, farmers and rural communities in the Parkes electorate according to the Federal Member, Mark Coulton.   Mr Coulton has lauded the Budget and said it will provide many opportunities for jobs and growth throughout…

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Boost to Parkes electorate through National Stronger Regions Fund

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement that an infrastructure project will be funded in the Parkes electorate under the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund.       The Government will provide $212 million in funding to 51 priority infrastructure projects nationwide in Round One of the programme, including…

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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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