Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 22 June

More support in dry times In early June 2018 I hosted the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud, and Ministers John McVeigh and Bridget McKenzie on a visit to drought-affected areas in my electorate. We visited Philip and Ashlea Miles at their property “Strathmore” via Trangie, met…

Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 25 May 2018

Focus on Cyberbullying – National School Chaplaincy Programme The Coalition Government has backed school chaplains with hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding, having announced its ongoing support of the National School Chaplaincy Programme. This Programme provides vital pastoral care services to thousands of students and school communities across Australia, including in the Parkes…

Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 18th May

Growing agricultural productivity The future of Australian agriculture, associated jobs and the economy is being supported through the Government’s investment in productivity and growth in this year’s Budget.   I welcome the funding to boost agricultural productivity, as an essential part of the sector reaching its potential. The Government sees a bright future for Aussie agriculture, but there is much more hard work…

Coulton’s Catchup – week ending 11 May 2018

Funding for essential health and mental health programmes The Coalition Government will provide support for three essential health and mental health programmes that will benefit many people in the electorate of Parkes. The Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in the country, protecting both baby and mother from this life-threatening disease.  The $39.5…