Coulton’s Catch Up – Mental wellbeing prioritised, Nominations open for Veterans’ Employment Awards, Grants for drought resilience

Mental wellbeing prioritised I was pleased to announce last week that another round of funding is available for Men’s Sheds in my electorate under the National Shed Development Programme. Men’s Sheds are vital in providing a safe space for men to talk and work on meaningful projects – they have become a focal point for…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Harvest labour support for farmers, Backing our Indigenous students, Holiday Here This Year

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with (L-R) Robert Clements, Clontarf Foundation Regional Manager Central West NSW; Chad Parkes, Employment Officer and Malakai Gibbs, Alumni. This year’s Federal Budget delivers immediate support for more Indigenous Australian students, through $39.8 million over four years for the Clontarf Foundation. Harvest labour support for farmers Our agriculture…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Federal Budget delivers practical incentives, Funds for remote airstrips, Cancer Centre construction powering ahead

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton met with Max Michell (right) and his son Will (left) of Michell Machinery in Dubbo, who are optimistic about what the instant asset write-off expansion in the 2020 Federal Budget means for their customers and their business. Federal Budget delivers practical incentives The Federal Budget lays the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – A truckload of cash for our region, Money is flowing for local projects, Regional Australia to reap rewards

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Acting Mayor of Gilgandra Shire Council Ashley Walker at Lucas Bridge, which will be replaced thanks to $1.25 million in funding under the Bridges Renewal Program. A truckload of cash for our region The Parkes electorate stands to benefit from more than $16 million for safer…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Final Budget Outcome shows strong position, Health measures extended, $4.5b connectivity investment

Final Budget Outcome shows strong position The Final Budget Outcome for 2019-20 shows Australia’s budget is in a much stronger position than many other comparable nations, despite the significant health and economic challenges from COVID-19. COVID-19 has caused severe economic issues the world over, and to help cushion the blow for Australians the Coalition Government…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Inland Rail full steam ahead, New Regional Digital Tech Hub, Boosting our fuel security, Interest free drought loans

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, marking the completion of the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail. Inland Rail full steam ahead What a great pleasure to be part of the history made at Peak Hill last week…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – All matters health and Indigenous communities, Checking in with Mungindi, Peace of mind in Gular, Restarting the business events sector

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton at Gulargambone Pre-School with Committee Member Jodie Peart, Treasurer Belinda Moeris, Director Amii Marchant and Gulargambone Central School Principal Michael Spora. Gulargambone Pre-School will benefit from $87,525 in Federal Government funds for security enhancements. All matters health and Indigenous communities It’s been another productive week on the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Hotspot model in the works, National Agricultural Workers Code, Youth taking action

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes said the Government has welcomed the New South Wales, Victorian, South Australian, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory governments’ decision at National Cabinet to adopt a binding, enforceable National Agricultural Workers Code that will ensure Australian famers can keep feeding and clothing us while also protecting the health of…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Resumption of Parliament, Border issues need practical solutions, Show of support for ag field days, Assistance for sporting champions

Resumption of Parliament With the resumption of Parliament last week, came extra care with physical distancing and other measures to protect against the risk of COVID-19 spreading – it was good to see so many Members of Parliament and staff being extra cautious. Some MPs, unable to travel to Canberra for health reasons or COVID-19…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Water funds flow for local projects, Discussions about border controls, Potential COVID-19 vaccine

Photo Caption: Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt, Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton at the announcement in Moree – local councils and community organisations in Moree, Wee Waa, Narrabri and Walgett are set to benefit from $1.7 million in grants from the Murray-Darling…

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