Proposed changes to Parkes electorate

The Parkes electorate will once again grow in size with the addition of three new local government areas under the proposed redistribution for New South Wales. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has today announced its 2024 redistribution proposal for New South Wales, which will see the Division of Parkes grow to include the Bland, Forbes…

Coulton’s Catch Up – REDI.E’s contract terminated; Questions over water issues; Regional Telecommunications Review; Proposed redistribution expected Friday

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton spoke in the House of Representatives last week about REDI.E’s contract being terminated by the NIAA. REDI.E’s contract terminated Last week I was extremely disappointed to find out that the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) is cutting the funding to Indigenous service provider Regional Enterprise Development Institute…

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS – Brewarrina Shire Council

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Chief Nationals Whip) (13:30): My admiration for the community of Brewarrina and the leadership shown by Brewarrina Shire Council under the leadership of Mayor Vivian Slack-Smith is well known. Six of the nine councillors of Brewarrina Shire Council are local Indigenous people, and 75 per cent of their workforce is Indigenous, including the…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Improving mobile network resilience; Welcome changes to PALM scheme work hours; Voicing frustrations

Improving mobile network resilience I’m pleased that a number of communities in the Parkes electorate will benefit from improved mobile network resilience, under Round 2 of the Mobile Network Hardening Program. Telstra has been awarded funding to upgrade eight remote sites in the Parkes electorate, including Brewarrina SCAX, Euabalong SCAX 1, Gwabegar Exchange, Lake Cargelligo…