Residents who have been affected by the on-going bushfire crisis in the Coonabarabran, Gilgandra and Coonamble Shires are now eligible for an emergency payment under the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payments (AGDRP).
AGDRP assistance available consists of:
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Six Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the Parkes electorate have been declared Natural Disaster areas following devastating bushfires in NSW.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said residents in the LGAs of Warrumbungle, Gilgandra, Coonamble, Walgett, Warren and Bogan are now abl... ... (16-Jan)
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has been selected to be part of a Committee to inquire into changing the Australian constitution to provide for the constitutional recognition of local government. Following the findings of an independent expert panel, the Committee has been charged wit... ... (19-Dec)
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has been in discussions with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) regarding the derailment of coal train near Boggabri last week.
Mr Coulton said the closure of the train line, which services a large portion of the north-western region,... ... (06-Dec)
The Coalition has launched a free e-book A Strong Australia. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the e-book outlines the Coalition’s positive plans for a strong and prosperous economy and a safe and secure Australia.
“This is a terrific free e-book which details all of the C... ... (04-Dec)
Local dental prosthetist Peter Muller reached the last leg of his epic journey to protest the Government’s cessation of the Medicare Chronic Dental Disease Scheme when he arrived at Parliament House today.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton along with the Shadow Minister for Hea... ... (29-Nov)
With the imminent closure of the Thubbo AMS in Dubbo, Federal Coalition Indigenous Health Shadow Andrew Laming MP and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton have called on Minister Warren Snowdon to provide undertakings that continuity of patient care would not be compromised.
“We understan... ... (28-Nov)
The final Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been released by the Minister for Environment and Water, Tony Burke MP with the headline water recovery figure of 2,750 gigalitres. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said that while he welcomes the release of the final Basin plan, the details in t... ... (23-Nov)
Small business support services in Western NSW are the latest victims in the Gillard Government’s economic mismanagement.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Gillard Government hadn’t released all the funding it allocated for small business advisory services in the budge... ... (16-Nov)
Community organisations in the Parkes electorate will share in funding totalling $512,032.80 through the Volunteer Grants 2012 program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said 151 organisations in the electorate have been successful under the program and that the grants, which range betw... ... (12-Nov)