Coulton’s Catch Up – Climate change legislation worrying, Doctor shortage at risk of worsening, More detail needed on Voice to Parliament

Climate change legislation worrying The legislation of the Labor Government’s emissions reduction target is worrying. I am not a climate change denier – I accept the 43 per cent reduction target that Labor took to the election. This 43 per cent is now formally recognised by the United Nations as Australia’s emissions reduction target, so…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Foot and mouth risk rises, Largest ever pavement upgrade of Newell Highway begins, Catch up with community groups

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with Piranhas Swimming Club’s Necia Benjamin in Lightning Ridge last week. Foot and mouth risk rises The detection of viral foot and mouth fragments on products brought in from Indonesia and China last week was a wakeup call and a worrying reminder of just how easy…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Concern over foot and mouth disease, New eligibility for fourth vaccine, Disaster assistance for Warren

Photo caption: As a grazier, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is very concerned about the threat that foot and mouth disease poses to Australia’s $80 billion livestock industry. Concern over foot and mouth disease Late last week, the Labor Government announced a $14 million package to help prevent foot and mouth disease from arriving…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Launch of the Galari Agricultural Company, Tradies breakfast focuses on mental health, Assistance for tertiary students and apprentices

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (far left) attended the official launch of the Galari Agricultural Company at Lake Cowal on Wednesday. He is pictured with his wife, Robyn Coulton, Ally Coe, CEO of the Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, Member for Riverina, and John Penhall, General Manager of Evolution…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Funding for nine volunteer groups, 2021 Census data released, Orientation week for new MPs

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with Binnaway Show Society President Harry Powell. The Binnaway Show Society is one of nine organisations in the Parkes electorate to share in $31,760 in Volunteer Grants. Funding for nine volunteer groups Volunteers are the lifeblood of towns and villages throughout the Parkes electorate, so I…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Trees to be planted across the Parkes electorate, Connecting with grant recipients, Locals bettering the lives of Indigenous youth

Trees to be planted across the Parkes electorate Trees will be planted across the Parkes electorate thanks to more than $76,000 in funding provided under the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program. It was a pleasure to visit the first three recipients last week, including the MET Condobolin Campus, Macquarie Home Stay in Dubbo…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Election results formally declared, Upgrades to the Newell Highway, Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List

Election results formally declared On Thursday I was pleased to officially be declared the Member for Parkes, for the sixth consecutive time, by the Australian Electoral Commission. As I have said on many occasions, it is an incredible honour to represent this diverse, productive and vibrant area of our country in the Federal Parliament. Once…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Nationals’ Chief Whip appointment, Parkes electorate leading the way, Funding to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage

Nationals’ Chief Whip appointment This week I had the honour of being appointed as the National Party’s Chief Whip by leader David Littleproud. I previously held this position for two terms from 2010 to 2016, so I am looking forward to resuming the role throughout this next term of government. As Nationals’ Chief Whip, I…

Coulton’s Catch Up – New Nationals leaders, Opening of new facilities at Coonamble Show, Celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

New Nationals leaders The National Party last week elected two new leaders to take us forward over the coming years as we continue to fight to get the best outcomes for regional Australia. I’d like to congratulate our new leader David Littleproud and deputy leader Senator Perin Davey, who I’m confident will do a great…