Coulton’s Catch Up – Supporting regional communities, Helping small business lower power bills, Small business tax cuts

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton attended the Namoi Unlimited board meeting and workshops at the Roxy Theatre in Bingara last week – Namoi Unlimited is a joint organisation of several councils in New South Wales, which includes two member councils in the Parkes electorate. Supporting regional communities It was great to be at…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Making a difference to the west, Dropping into Dunedoo, Lachlan Shire forging ahead

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with (L-R) Angelo Pippos, Alan Bennett, Ted Fernando and Alistair Ferguson at Orana Haven Aboriginal Corporation’s rehabilitation centre at Gongolgon, south of Brewarrina. Making a difference to the west Many miles were covered last week with another busy period on the road in the Parkes electorate. On Monday…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Expanding the role of the National Rural Health Commissioner, Parkes Airports to take off with Federal Government funding

Expanding the role of the National Rural Health Commissioner The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to improve health outcomes for regional Australians by expanding the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner and making the role permanent. Legislation I introduced to extend the Office passed both houses of Parliament this week, ensuring communities…

Coulton’s Catch Up – National Rural Health Commissioner Bill, Instant Asset Write-off Extended, Farm Household Allowance Improved

National Rural Health Commissioner Bill I took great pride in introducing legislation in the House of Representatives, which will see the continuation and extension of the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner. The legislation will ensure rural communities and the rural health workforce will continue to have an independent advocate. The Office will take…

Coulton’s Catch Up – BBRF packs a punch for Parkes electorate, Helping older Australians stay connected, Aussie made campaign

BBRF packs a punch for Parkes electorate A highlight of my week was sharing the exciting news that the Parkes electorate stands to benefit from a whopping $18.8 million under the latest round of the Federal Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). A real standout was Cobar Shire Council which will receive a mammoth…

Coulton’s Catch Up – $21 million for Parkes electorate projects, FRRR community cash injection, Volunteers rewarded

$21 million for Parkes electorate projects During the week I was joined by the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to announce a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through councils across Australia. Councils in the Parkes electorate will receive more than $21 million in new funding, as part of the package. The investment…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Great wins for Parkes electorate, COVIDSafe app protections in place, Boosting regional student numbers

Photo Caption (L-R): Bourke Shire Council Mayor Barry Holman, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, and Bourke Shire Council General Manager Ross Earl. Bourke Shire Council has received Federal Government funding to lead a wild dog management project on behalf of Western NSW combined shires including Brewarrina, Cobar and Central Darling. Great wins for Parkes electorate…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Three-step plan to combat COVID-19, Safer remote airstrips in the works, Short courses for upskilling

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) with Lachlan Shire Council Mayor John Medcalf (right) and Deputy Mayor Paul Phillips (left) – Condobolin has received funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Three-step plan to combat COVID-19 On Friday the Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that National Cabinet agreed to a three-stage framework for…

Coulton’s Catch Up – $1.7m investment to support our local manufacturers, Reminder to download COVIDSafe app, Road Safety Innovation Fund open

$1.7m investment to support our local manufacturers The COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous impacts on our economy and our way of life. But the silver lining in this situation is that it has reminded many of us of the importance of Australian-made goods. That’s why I was thrilled to announce Ben Furney Flour Mills in…