Coulton’s Catch Up 30th June

 The Coalition recognises the important part that General Practitioners play in delivering health services in regional Australia. In the 2014/15 Budget the Coalition Government has allocated $52.5 million to rural and regional areas across Australia for general practices to build facilities needed in order for GPs to take on more trainees. This funding will be…

Abbott Government helps keep Western NSW child care services mobile

 Mobile child care services supporting communities in the Parkes Electorate where no other viable permanent option exists will share in more than $2 million worth of support from the Abbott Government, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, announced today. The Government supports mobile child care providers servicing regional, remote, rural, disadvantaged and indigenous communities through…

Coulton congratulates communities on FRRR Grants

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated communities across Western New South Wales on their grant applications though the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Mr Coulton said that the not for profit organisation has done a fantastic job of supporting regional communities for twenty five years. “Regional communities face certain challenges because…

Coulton’s Catch Up 23rd June

 Recently we have seen Australian sporting teams on the world stage in various codes with varying success. Our national interest in sport is something to be celebrated at the local level. Sport can foster a healthy and active lifestyle which is to the benefit of all communities. The Federal Government announced as a part of…

Drought Continues

 I would like to address the issue of drought. Many people will remember that the Prime Minister and the agriculture minister visited my electorate earlier in the year to look at the dire situation of drought in western New South Wales. I have got to say there has been some relief. Indeed, the day the…

Men’s Shed Barbecue

 I would like to speak about something a little bit more pleasant! And that is about Men’s Sheds and the important role that Men’s Sheds play not only in my electorate but right across Australia. Next week I am pleased to be hosting a barbecue, along with my colleague the member for Fowler, Mr Chris…

Australia’s Freight Rail Network- Question Without Notice

 My question is to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Will the Deputy Prime Minister outline what the government is doing to improve Australia’s freight rail network?   Mr TRUSS (Wide Bay–Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) (14:22): I thank the honourable member for his question. I…