Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes

Coulton’s Catchup 03 March 2017


Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 21 September 2018
24 September, 2018 Cut them up, not out The recent discovery of strawberry contamination is very disappointing. Like many Australians, I see this as senseless sabotage on a primary industry worth half a billion dollars. I’d like to remind readers that Australia has a strong record on food safety, and these inc... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 14 September 2018
17 September, 2018 A Royal visit for Invictus Games As many readers would now know, Dubbo is expecting a Royal visit next month. I’ve no doubt the city will be a hive of activity on 17 October as we welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. In a speech in Parliament House last week, I spoke about their impending... Read more
10 September, 2018 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 on... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 31 August 2018
03 September, 2018 Aussie grown is best Demand for Aussie grown produce both domestically and in international markets is on the rise. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resources Economics recently released its Food demand in Australia report to outline key trends. Australia’s food exports have increa... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 24 August 2018
27 August, 2018 More sustainable higher education The Coalition Government’s plan for a more sustainable higher education student loans scheme has passed the Parliament. This means future generations will have access to study opportunities at Australia’s world-class institutions, which is good news for... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 17 August 2018
20 August, 2018 STEM grants open for inspiring students From creating robots to attending space camps and events like the International Science and Engineering Fair, students across the Parkes electorate now have the chance to live their science dreams. The latest round of the Australian Government’s Sponso... Read more
Coulton's Catch up - week ending 10 August 2018
13 August, 2018 On the road I have been on the road again travelling throughout my electorate, this time with my colleague Dr John McVeigh, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government. Last week Dr McVeigh and I met with Moree Plains Shire Council to discuss further opportunities to build ... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 3 August 2018
06 August, 2018 Grants for sporting infrastructure I encourage local sporting groups in the Parkes electorate to apply for funding available through a national grant program that will boost community sporting infrastructure. The $29.7 million Community Sport Infrastructure grant program was recently launched by F... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 27 July 2018
27 July, 2018 Federal Government drought assistance Most of the Parkes electorate is experiencing the ongoing challenges of the current drought. Dry conditions continue across almost all of New South Wales, and I can see the devastation many communities are facing as a result of this. I recently travelled west ... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 20 July 2018
23 July, 2018 Funding for financially vulnerable I am calling on local community organisations to apply for funding to support financially vulnerable Australians access critical services in the Parkes electorate. The Federal Government is providing $328 million in grant funding for community organisations to ad... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 13 July
16 July, 2018 On the road across the Parkes electorate I spent last week on the road, travelling from Moree to Narrabri, Dubbo to Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Cobar, Wilcannia and Menindee to Broken Hill, and everywhere in between. The Parkes electorate is just shy of 400,000 square kilometres, and often the be... Read more
09 July, 2018 Country of Origin Labelling Country of Origin Labelling became law on 1 July 2018. From 1 July 2016, they were optional and have now become mandatory. Food produced or manufactured from 1 July 2018 and sold in retail stores in Australia must displa... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 29 June
02 July, 2018 Australian Aid: Friendship Grants As the Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, as well as Member for the Parkes electorate, I am pleased to share the news about Australian Aid Friendship Grants. These grants will bring a new and diverse group of community partners from across Austra... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 22 June
25 June, 2018 More support in dry times In early June 2018 I hosted the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud, and Ministers John McVeigh and Bridget McKenzie on a visit to drought-affected areas in my electorate. We visited Philip an... Read more
18 June, 2018 Tackling the scourge of ice The Coalition Government is delivering on its strategy to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities, and I’m pleased to announce another four Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) will be established across the Parkes ... Read more
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