Extra support for Dubbo farmers

Centrelink’s Dubbo Service Centre is opening its doors this Saturday to provide extra support to farmers in the severely drought-affected region. Specialist staff from the Department of Human Services will be on hand from 10am to 12pm to provide farmers with personalised assistance to complete their Farm Household Allowance (FHA) claim forms and to connect…

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Educational kits, funding marks Armistice Centenary

Schools across the Parkes electorate have already started receiving their annual educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day, this year marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the kits are timely, also announcing three more successful recipients of the Australian Government’s Armistice Centenary Grants in Dubbo, Condobolin…

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Hidden gems in the Parkes electorate

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton says the Coalition Government’s new campaign to highlight lesser known tourist destinations is timely, with dry times prevailing across his electorate. The UnDiscover Australia campaign was launched by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham recently, and aims to lure more visitors to visit some of the unexpected destinations…

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Indonesia trade deal

Indonesia trade deal I’m pleased that Australia and Indonesia have successfully concluded negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), deepening our economic and security cooperation with one of our major trading partners. Indonesia is one of the largest economies in the world, and building the economic ties between our nations will lead to…

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Calling ag innovators in the Parkes electorate

• Applications are now open to young Australian researchers, innovators and scientists through the 2019 Science and Innovation Awards • The Awards recognise big ideas that contribute to the success of Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors • Chance to share in $286,000 with grants of up to $22,000 across 13 industry categories Young agricultural…

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