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…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 15 June 2018

Tackling the scourge of ice The Coalition Government is delivering on its strategy to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities, and I’m pleased to announce another four Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) will be established across the Parkes electorate. These LDATs are Kirkala-Pithiluku Aboriginal Corporation at Broken Hill, Moree Local Drug Action Team,…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 8 June 2018

Mental health a priority in the bush With dry times impacting heavily on many of the farming communities across the Parkes electorate, I am pleased to advise the Coalition Government will provide funding to support the mental health of farmers, as well as mining workers and Indigenous Australians living in rural and regional Australia.  Two…

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Coulton’s Catch up – week ending 1 June 2018

Time running out to switch to new child care system Now is the time for families across the Parkes electorate to make the switch to the Coalition Government’s new child care and early learning system, or risk missing out on the new subsidies. Around 46% of families across the electorate have already made the switch.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Coulton’s Catchup – week ending 4 May 2018

Men’s Sheds helping men to stay healthy Men’s Sheds in the electorate of Parkes are helping men to stay healthy and strong in every way. The many sheds around the electorate offer a friendly welcoming environment where men can connect with each other without pressure and as Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Men’s Sheds, I…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 27th April

Helping Older Australians into work The Coalition Government has announced two organisations that will help mature-age people in the Central West region of New South Wales who are looking for work or preparing for a new career path. The Career Transition Assistance (CTA) program will help older workers become more competitive in their local labour…

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Coutlon’s Catchup – week ending 27 April 2018

Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education The Coalition Government has released an extensive report to guide efforts to overcome the educational divide between capital cities and regional and rural areas.   The final report of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education, led by Emeritus Professor Dr John Halsey will help ensure regional and…

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