Coulton’s catch-up, week ending 19 August

Last week Members of Parliament had the opportunity to engage in discussion and provide feedback to Professor John Halsey, who has been charged with overseeing the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education. Regional, Rural and Remote Australia is well represented in the Electorate of Parkes. The problems faced by young people from this…

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Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 12 August

Celebrating National Science Week It is important to note the 20th anniversary of National Science Week to be held from 12 to 20 August. The school theme for this year’s National Science Week is Future Earth. It is very fitting that students and teachers from schools across Australia are this morning presenting a national plan…

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Coulton’s catch-up week ending 5 August

More than $3 million in Building Better Regions’ Fund grants It has been another terrific week of announcements with the declaration of more than $3 million in grants under the Building Better Regions’ Fund [BBRF]. After a competitive merit-based selection process, Australian Government funding has approved four projects in the Electorate of Parkes under the…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 29 July

IT has been a great week for funding announcements in the Electorate of Parkes. $1.5m to address family violence in Bourke  In Bourke up to $1.5 million is being allocated for a tailored project to address family violence experienced by Indigenous women and children. The funding forms part of the $25 million Indigenous-focused package under…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 22 July

Calls for submissions to regional education review Members of the Electorate of Parkes community are invited to have their say in a landmark review into regional, rural and remote education initiated by the Nationals/Liberal Government.  This marks an important milestone of the independent review with the release of a discussion paper and launch of an…

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Coulton’s catch-up week ending 15 July

Grants boosting general practice in Cobar and Broken Hill  Patients in Broken Hill and Cobar will soon feel the benefits of improved facilities with almost $250,000 of Federal Government grants going to the Broken Hill Occupational Health and Therapy Rehab Solutions and Cobar Primary Health Care practices. The practices are amongst 67 that were offered…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 24 June

Continued Federal Government support for Merriman Shearing School There are many very worthwhile employment and mentoring programmes which operate in the electorate of Parkes that achieve great outcomes for Indigenous students and young people. Recently, I was fortunate to accompany the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion to witness the positive results of one…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 17 June

The decision by the Nationals/Liberal Government to invest more than $2.1 million in a Moree Academy will be a defining moment for the community. I was delighted to receive notification from the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, advising that the Government will support the establishment of the Moree Academy by providing funding for capital…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 10 June

$842,536 boost for Gunida Gunyah’s case management services Additional case management services in Gunnedah have been boosted thanks to an $842,536 grant from the Nationals/Liberal Government, providing support to families with members who are incarcerated or who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. This funding announcement is a welcome boost for an…

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Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 03 June

More than $6.5 million for Warialda bypass Warialda's long awaited bypass is now just around the corner, with nearly $6.5 million in funding now locked in from industry and all levels of government. This is a great example of three levels of government working together as well as great contributions from private enterprises. The 3.6…

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