Applications to upskill youth now open

 Businesses and community organisations in North West New South Wales can now apply for support to boost the skills of youth under youth stream pilot programmes through the Industry Skills Fund. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the Training for Employment Scholarships and Youth Employment Pathways are new ways of delivering skilled young employees…

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Applications open for Inland Rail Community Consultation Committees in New South Wales

Local residents will have the opportunity to shape the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail with nominations now open for Community Consultative Committees in New South Wales. The committees will cover the Narromine to Narrabri and North Star to NSW and Queensland Border projects, two greenfield sections of the 1,700km project which pass through NSW. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for…

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Applications invited for community heritage projects

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is inviting local organisations that need support to preserve and conserve important Australian heritage to apply for a Community Heritage Grant. Managed by the National Library and funded by the Australian Government, the Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 each to help local organisations preserve…

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Applications invited for Community Heritage Grants

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has invited not-for-profit community organisations to apply for the Community Heritage Grants Program. Mr Coulton said grants of up to $15,000 are available for community organisations such as public libraries, museums, historical societies, Indigenous and multicultural groups to help preserve and protect nationally significant collections. “These grants help local…

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ANZAC Day For The Troops 2014

 Anzac Day is an important occasion when Australians reflect on the courage of the men and women who have served in our name, particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Australia’s military history and our contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security are rightly revered. For over a decade our troops have…

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ANZAC Centenary Grant to Commemorate at Crooble

The centenary of ANZAC commemoration service at Crooble will receive assistance from the Federal Government through the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants programme. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has announced that the Crooble Memorial Hall Committee has been successful in securing funding of $4,523 for the ANZAC Day event in 2015. “The Crooble Memorial Hall…

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Another round of funding open to help Build Better Regions

Photo Caption: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton are urging local councils and community organisations to apply for funding under Round 5 of the popular Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Local councils and community organisations in the Parkes electorate are being…

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An unknown Australian soldier of the Great War identified as Broken Hill man

Photo caption: The unmarked grave at Adelaide Cemetery in Villers-Bretonneux, France which has been identified as the final resting place of Broken Hill soldier Albert Nicholson. A previously unknown Australian First World War soldier from Broken Hill buried in an unnamed grave in France has been identified. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew…

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