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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Local organisation helps tackle smoking

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) is participating in the Australian Government’s programme to help control tobacco use among Indigenous Australians and reduce smoking rates.   The Minister for Rural Health, Fiona Nash and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton  have announced that WACHS has been successful in the recent regional tobacco control grant round…

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Local grants to support NAIDOC Week celebrations

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has thrown his support behind NAIDOC Week 2020, announcing more than $21,000 in community grants to help organisations in the Parkes electorate celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence. This year’s theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, highlights Australia’s ancient history and celebrates the traditions and cultures that endure…

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