Improving disability support for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service Practice Manager Ruth Luppino and CEO Phil Naden. Five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations in the Parkes electorate have received funding from the Federal Government to improve delivery of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support services. Federal Member for…

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Coulon’s Catch Up – Powering local community groups, Supporting country shows, Changes to Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, National plan to end violence against women and children

Powering local community groups Power bills are often one of the biggest overheads for not-for-profit organisations, so I was thrilled to announce last week that 10 community groups in the Parkes electorate will share in a total of $67,700 to help reduce their energy costs. Provided through the Federal Government’s Powering Communities Program, the grants…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Free RATs for concession card holders, Grants for flood-affected primary producers, Building drought resilient leaders

Free RATs for concession card holders The Prime Minister announced last week that 6.6 million pensioners and Commonwealth concession card holders will have access to free Rapid Antigen Tests, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. Up to 10 tests will be available over three months (a maximum of five in a month)…

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$60,420 no drag for iconic Broken Heel Festival 

The iconic Broken Heel Festival has received a $60,420 leg-up from the Federal Government to host a number of workshops and performances during the three-day event in September.    Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding has been provided under Round 13 of the Festivals Australia program, which is supporting local artists and communities re-emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and providing a critical boost to the economy. …

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Disaster assistance extended to more areas following storms and floods

Disaster assistance is now available for an additional two local government areas in the Parkes electorate following severe storms and flooding. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said assistance, provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), has been extended to the Bogan LGA and Unincorporated Area of NSW. These areas are…

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