COULTON’S CATCH UP 23RD NOVEMBER

I was very pleased to see the results of the independent evaluation of the Work for the Dole pilot, which ran from 1 July 2014, released to the public last week.   The Evaluation of Work for the Dole 2014-15 showed how the programme is enabling more Australians to get work-ready by helping programme participants…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 16TH NOVEMBER

Businesses, councils and not-for-profit organisations in Parkes have an opportunity to secure funding from the Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme to help create more jobs and to strengthen and diversify the local economy. This follows the announcement by the Australian and NSW governments that $14.1 million of funding would soon be available to…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 9TH NOVEMBER

Last week marked one month since the commencement of the Government’s new National Work Experience Programme which aims to help job seekers gain valuable experience in workplaces around the country.   I am a big supporter of this programme as it gives job seekers the opportunity to experience a placement in a work-like role so…

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Golden Wattle comes to Lake Cargelligo

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, will hit the road to give people in Lake Cargelligo easy access to essential government payments and services in November.    Minister for Human Services, Stuart Robert said the Mobile Service Centre will visit towns from the Riverina to the Central West to offer Centrelink and Medicare…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 2ND NOVEMBER

I welcome last week’s announcement by the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP of a $20 million Volunteer Grant funding round.   This Commonwealth Government funding provides a fantastic opportunity for community organisations to apply for grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to assist their volunteers by helping to make their work…

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Moree restaurant named finalist in national awards

Moree’s very own New Bo Wa Chinese Restaurant was named a finalist in the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS National Awards for Excellence held in Brisbane this week.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the awards showcase excellent restaurants and caterers from around Australia and demonstrate that we have world-class food…

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