Coulton’s Catch Up: Concerns about proposed heritage laws; Labor’s BANANA republic; Amazing effort for Macquarie Home Stay

Concerns about proposed heritage laws I have serious concerns about Labor’s proposed cultural heritage reforms and their potential impact on Australian property owners. The Labor Government has refused to rule out heritage laws similar to the controversial Cultural Heritage Act in Western Australia which is now in question. Any similar laws would cause havoc in…

Coulton’s Catch Up: Carbon Farming Outreach Program; Samuel Johnson in Dubbo; Free home internet for unconnected students

Carbon Farming Outreach Program The Carbon Farming Outreach Program is an initiative of the Australian Government to deliver training and advice to farmers to integrate low emission technologies and practices into their farming operations and land management practices. This program is offered to organisations such as rural service and extension providers, natural resource management organisations…

Coulton’s Catch Up: Strengthening Rural Communities; Energy Efficiency Grants; New amenities for Gwydir Fitness Centre

Strengthening Rural Communities I’m pleased to welcome funding for several groups in the Parkes electorate under the Australian Government and FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program. These grants are awarded for projects that support small yet vital community needs, disaster resilience and COVID-19 recovery initiatives. Communities from the Parkes electorate received funding in each of…

Coulton’s Catch Up: Regional Tech Hub available to help; Growing Regions Program; New Instant Asset Write-off falls short; My First Speech Competition opens

Regional Tech Hub available to help I encourage anyone experiencing connectivity issues to make use of assistance available through the Regional Tech Hub. The Australian Government funds the Regional Tech Hub, which provides free independent advice and support on telecommunications issues to Australians living and working in regional and remote locations, such as improving connectivity,…

Mark Coulton with Rod Crowfoot at Macquarie Home Stay

Coulton’s Catch Up: Local Sporting and Para Champions; Macquarie Homestay welcomes new trees; Saluting Their Service

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with CEO Rod Crowfoot of Macquarie Home Stay Dubbo Local Sporting and Para Champions Last week I was delighted to present some of our finest young sportspeople with a certificate to celebrate their success in receiving financial assistance through the Local Sporting Champion and Local Para Champions…

Coulton’s Catch Up: King’s Birthday Honours for the Parkes electorate; Regional connectivity grants close soon; Environmental bill a negative for farming communities

King’s Birthday Honours for the Parkes electorate The 2023 King’s Birthday Honours List was announced yesterday, with many outstanding people named from the Parkes electorate, including: Mr Roger Butler (Moree) was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through charitable and volunteer organisations. Mrs Jennifer Armstrong (Dubbo) was…

Philippines Delegation

Coulton’s Catch Up: UK Free Trade Agreement; Organ donation and transplantation; Delegation from the Philippines; Referendum legislation passes Lower House

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with the Australian Political Exchange Council’s 14th Delegation from the Philippines UK Free Trade Agreement Good news for farmers and those seeking work in the United Kingdom! On Wednesday 31 May we welcomed into force the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA). The groundwork for this historic…