Federal funding to help women in Bourke and Wilcannia get a job

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) caught up with CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes Social Enterprise and Community Engagement Manager Michael McDowell (left) and Cooee for Coffee team members Dimity Dixon and Tori Towney in Bourke recently. A social enterprise project helping women in Bourke and Wilcannia to enter the workforce and gain job-ready skills…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Employment support for local women, Drug court to help combat substance abuse, Emma our Young Farmer of the Year, $25 million for metering program

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton congratulated the 2021 Young Farmer of the Year Emma Ayliffe in Parliament House last week. Employment support for local women CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes has been successful in receiving $689,870 in Federal Government funding to establish two social enterprise cafes, helping women in Bourke and Wilcannia enter the workforce…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Opening of Cobar Miners Memorial, Increasing youth mental health services, Men’s Sheds Grants now open, Delivering fuel security and protecting jobs

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from left) pictured with Cobar community members Colby Lawrence, Barry Knight, Reverend Graham McLeod and Cobar Deputy Mayor Jarrod Marsden at the opening of the Cobar Miners Memorial. Opening of Cobar Miners Memorial Last week it was a pleasure to join members of the Cobar community…

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Come together to heal this NAIDOC Week

Each year, NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate our rich Indigenous cultures, honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence, and recognise the significant contribution Indigenous people make to our lucky country. This year’s theme, Heal Country!, is not only a call for us to better protect and preserve our lands, waters, sacred and historically…

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