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9 November, 2023

Mark Coultons Catch Up Monday October 6

By The Hon. Mark Coulton MP, Member for Parkes

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with volunteers from the Pink Angels in Dubbo. Photo by Parkes Electorate.

Pink Angels 

On a trip to Dubbo recently I had the pleasure of visiting a fundraising barbecue outside the local Bunnings run by Pink Angels Inc. The Pink Angels are an organisation based in Dubbo which was born from the desire to support local breast cancer patients by providing practical assistance such as housekeeping, meals, and other care. 

Their reach now extends to many towns in the Parkes electorate including Narromine, Trangie, Warren, Nyngan, Cobar, Brewarrina, Bourke, Lightning Ridge, Coonamble, Coonabarabran, Gilgandra, and Gulargambone. 

I was very glad to chat to them about what they do and the invaluable service they provide, and I encourage anyone in the areas they cover who is affected by breast cancer to take up their offer of support. 

Grants open for CHSP service providers

Applications are open until the end of the month for the Fair Work Commission (FWC)’s Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Base Funding. This program provides one-off funding of the actual cost to CHSP service providers to increase the wages of eligible aged care workers to the new minimum award wage in the 2023-24 financial year. 

Eligible organisations including Indigenous corporations, local government organisations, and other aged care providers are encouraged to check the criteria for this funding before they apply, which can be found online at the federal government grants website.

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