Local teams to combat drug and alcohol misuse

More Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) have been announced for the Parkes electorate, with funding set to roll out in Dubbo, Trangie, Warren, Cobar, Bourke and Wilcannia. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is pleased additional LDATs will receive funding through the fourth round of the successful Local Drug Action Program. The LDATs to…

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Local students to benefit from VET Student Loans

The Coalition Government’s new VET Student Loans program is a “win-win” for local students and taxpayers that will ensure public funding is used only to support high quality vocational and skills courses. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the new VET Student Loans will be introduced from 1 January 2017, replacing Labor’s failed VET…

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Local Sheds recognised through National Shed Development Programme

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated Men’s Sheds at Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Trangie and Gilgandra on their successful grant applications through the National Shed Development Programme. Mr Coulton said that the Programme administered by the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is designed to provide direct financial assistance to Sheds. “Direct funding for Men’s Sheds…

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Local Parkes electorate newspapers share in $440,000 funding boost

Four small publishers in the Parkes electorate will share in more than $440,000 from the Federal Coalition Government to support their sustainability. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the grants would provide a welcome boost to local journalism. “I’m thrilled that the Gilgandra Weekly, Condobolin Argus, Coonabarabran Times and Coonamble Times will be able…

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