Support continues for drought-affected communities

Drought-hit communities will share in more than $1 million for community projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Foundation supports Australia’s regional communities experiencing the devastating effects of drought. “These projects help rural…

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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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Coulton’s Catch Up – Monday 7 October 2019

Backing councils to back rural communities Drought and building stronger regional communities were both on the agenda at the Orana Joint Organisation meeting in Narromine early last week. I was pleased to hear from member councils including Bogan, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Warren and Warrumbungle Shire Councils about their local issues and priorities. Member councils…

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