Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes

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Mark Coulton celebrates 100 years of farming with Nyngan’s Wye family
13 March, 2018 One hundred years of farming in the Nyngan district is celebrated with the presentation of a plaque from the Australian Century Farm and Station Awards to the Wye family by the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton. The Wye family’s connection to the 5,500 acre Soldier Settler block, Yetambah began... Read more
Unemployment figures in Electorate of Parkes down to 3.8 per cent
13 March, 2018 The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is delighted with the news that the Electorate of Parkes is among the 10 Electorates with the largest falls in their unemployment rates over the year to the December quarter 2017. Updated unemployment figures indicate a fall of 2.4 percentage points, to 3.8 per c... Read more
09 March, 2018 More patients in the Electorate of Parkes are seeing their doctor without paying a cent, with the bulk-billing rate increasing to a record 88.6 per cent in the first half of the 2017–18 financial year.  This is the highest GP bulk-billing... Read more
05 March, 2018 With a $1.4 million grants round, communities across the Electorate of Parkes will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year.  The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton encourages communities in the Electorate to apply for a grant to host a loc... Read more
05 March, 2018 Unpaid carers in the Electorate of Parkes will benefit from $85.6 million in additional funding for support services, the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said. Mr Coulton said the new support services are in recognition of the important contribution... Read more
Parkes MP Mark Coulton honoured by elevation to Assistant Minister
05 March, 2018 The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said he was honoured to accept the position of Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. “This is a wonderful opportunity to do further work for the Government and for the Electorate of Parkes,” Mr Coulton said. “The economy of our ... Read more
02 March, 2018 The Coalition Government’s $5 million Environment Small Grants programme will assist local Landcare, environment and other natural resource management groups with funding to help restore their local environment in the Electorate of Parkes. The... Read more
Millions flow in Electorate of Parkes for Artesian Basin protection
02 March, 2018 Rural landholders in the Federal Electorate of Parkes are set to benefit from a better water supply thanks to $4.51 million worth of projects to be funded in the Great Artesian Basin. The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the money would be spent on initiatives that would both save water... Read more
22 February, 2018 Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced that local museum Lightning Ridge Opal and Fossil Centre had received a grant of $97,500 to support a $195,000 project to develop a 50 person, dormitory style accommodation at the Centre. Mr Humphries said the ... Read more
22 February, 2018 Students from regional and remote areas will be able to start university sooner because of changes that make it easier for them to be considered independent for student payments, the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said.  To qualify as independ... Read more
22 February, 2018 People with disability in the Electorate of Parkes can benefit from grants, which will give people the opportunity to attend national events and conferences the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said.  He said the Nationals-Liberal Government is ... Read more
Employment boost for 200 Aboriginal Job Seekers
20 February, 2018 Employment opportunities for Aboriginal people have been bolstered in the Electorate of Parkes through the Coalition Government’s Tailored Assistance Employment Grants [TAEG] programme.  The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said the ... Read more
Jobs in Northern Basin at risk as Greens and ALP scupper Review process
15 February, 2018 WITH more than 180 jobs at risk, the Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has expressed bitter disappointment at the vote in the Senate to disallow the Basin Plan amendment relating to the Northern Murray Darling Basin. “This vote is not about protecting the environment, this is political e... Read more
Kangaroo meat in the focus with signing of Peru Australia FTA
15 February, 2018 Farmers across the Electorate of Parkes in the dairy, grains and red meat sectors will have their tariffs to Peru slashed following the historic signing of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA). Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said PAFTA will eliminate 99.4 per cent of tariffs that... Read more
13 February, 2018 Support for residents and community-based anti-smoking campaigns in the Electorate of Parkes are the local focus of the record $183.7 million in funding for Australia’s first four-year Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program. “Together... Read more
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