Coulton’s Catch Up – Menindee flooding, Grants to help flood-affected residents return home, Have your say on regional connectivity

Photo caption: Residents displaced by flooding in the Dubbo, Gunnedah, Lachlan, Moree Plains, Narrabri and Walgett LGAs can now access grants of up to $20,000 to repair their flood-affected homes and replace essential household items. Menindee flooding My thoughts are with the Menindee community as it continues to experience major flooding. Flooding may reach record…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Tree plantings to commemorate the late Queen, Energy bill unlikely to bring meaningful relief, Chamber flag presented to Gunnedah South Public School, Christmas wishes

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and wife Robyn wish everyone in the Parkes electorate a merry Christmas and happy New Year. Tree plantings to commemorate the late Queen On Friday it was lovely to attend a commemorative event at North Star Public School where seven recently-planted snow pear trees were unveiled to…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Local pensioners can earn more, Have your say on cost of living pressures, Congratulations to Parkes electorate Heywire winners, Grants available for local caravan parks, Time for giving

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton placed a John Deere tractor under the Big W Dubbo Giving Tree last week. He is pictured with Big W Dubbo Store Manager Sandra Dimmock. Local pensioners can earn more I’m pleased that pensioners across the Parkes electorate will now be able to earn an additional $4000…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Opposition to The Voice, Visa delays causing great distress, Industrial Relations laws to hurt small businesses, Getting doctors and nurses back to the bush

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton joined his Nationals colleagues to make their position on the Voice to Parliament clear last week. Opposition to The Voice Last week I joined my Federal Nationals colleagues to oppose the proposal to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament. We believe the Voice…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Visit to flood-ravaged Condobolin, Further flood recovery support, Celebrating 15 years as Member for Parkes, Completed Inland Rail track opened, Murray-Darling Basin concerns

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton joined NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, Lachlan Shire Council Mayor John Medcalf, NSW Minister for Emergency Services Steph Cooke and State Member for Barwon Roy Butler in Condobolin on Friday to assess the flood damage. Visit to flood-ravaged Condobolin Following a busy week in Parliament, I was pleased…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Thoughts with flooded communities, Vietnam ag visa agreement honoured, Ag shows funding cuts, Mining projects at risk

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed Labor’s commitment to honour the Vietnam Ag Visa agreement. Thoughts with flooded communities My thoughts are with all the communities in the Parkes electorate that are being devastated by flooding. The river system in the entire electorate is in flood and has been flooding for some…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Christmas Card Photo Competition winner, Bulk billing for MRIs achieved in Broken Hill, A win for first responders, Senator the Hon Murray Watt visits Moree

Photo caption: ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ by George Williams from Walgett is the winner of the 2022 Christmas Card Photo Competition. Photo credit: George Williams, George Williams Landscape Photography Christmas Card Photo Competition winner A stunning photograph of a bridge over floodwater near Walgett has been selected as the winner of my 2022 Christmas Card…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Grants for flood-affected primary producers, Recognising veterans in Broken Hill, Remembering our fallen

Grants for flood-affected primary producers I’m pleased that flood-affected primary producers in the Parkes electorate can apply for recovery grants of up to $25,000 as part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. The grants are now available for eligible primary producers in the Local Government Areas that have been disaster declared from…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Labor’s Budget a blow to the Parkes electorate, Building Better Regions Fund scrapped, Innovative Broken Hill renewable energy storage project

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton goes over the Budget with Opposition Leader Peter Dutton. Labor’s Budget a blow to the Parkes electorate Sadly, the Parkes electorate was one of the biggest losers in Labor’s Federal Budget, which delivered several blows to our regions. The slashing of the highly popular Building Better Regions…

Coulton’s Catch Up – Devastating flooding continues, Faster internet for parts of Moree, Supporting local music festivals, Innovate with NBN grants

Photo caption: Flooding devastated Moree over the weekend, with dozens of homes inundated by water. Pictured is the Moree Scout Hall which went under water. Devastating flooding continues Flooding continues across the Parkes electorate, with all the river systems across the electorate now in flood. My thoughts are with those communities impacted as they begin the…