Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes

Coulton’s Catchup 03 March 2017


Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 9 November 2018
12 November, 2018 Visa program changes to benefit farmers The Coalition Government has made changes to two visa programs that will help resolve agricultural labour shortages in the Parkes electorate, assisting farmers to continue to do what they do best. Adjustments to the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) subclass 417 a... Read more
05 November, 2018 Travels through Western NSW Last week saw me travel to eight towns in the Parkes electorate. Commencing in Dubbo and heading on to Warren, I visited the Men’s Sheds at both Warren and Trangie, which each successfully received grants under the ... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 26 October 2018
29 October, 2018 Another week in Parliament has come to a close. While Parliament is not sitting, I can be found travelling some of the 400,000 square kilometres that make up the Parkes electorate to meet with constituents and work from my Dubbo, Moree, or Broken Hill offices. Many miles are done in order for me to ... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 19 October 2018
22 October, 2018 Photo Caption: Robyn and Mark Coulton with Jillian Kilby. Parliamentary sitting fortnight commences I spent last week at Parliament House in Canberra, marking the commencement of another parliamentary sitting fortnight.  During the week I had the privilege of speaking to students and staff f... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 12 October 2018
15 October, 2018 Drought Finance Taskforce A new Drought Finance Taskforce was announced last week, which will look at how the government and banks can further support farmers and small businesses. I’m pleased the communities in my electorate dealing with the drought continue to be a priority for the governm... Read more
08 October, 2018 Holiday in your own backyard Australians are choosing to holiday in their own backyard and are spending record amounts, according to the latest National Visitor Survey. This is great news, and I’d like to see more people getting out and about... Read more
Coulton's Catch Up - week ending 28 September 2018
28 September, 2018 Innovation for irrigators I was pleased to attend an event near Narromine recently, to launch Australia’s biggest solar diesel hybrid pumping system, installed by Australian company, ReAqua. I was joined by NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, and Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant, as... Read more
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
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