Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 17 May 2019

Mark Coulton honoured to be re-elected as Parkes MP It is an honour to have been re-elected as the Federal Member for Parkes following the election held on Saturday 18 May 2019. The people of the Parkes electorate have backed me for a fifth time as their local member, and I couldn’t be more proud.…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 10 May 2019

Stronger economy for Parkes electorate We live in the best country in the world, and to secure our future, the path ahead relies on a strong economy. That’s why there is a lot at stake this Federal Election. I’ve worked hard as Member for Parkes for more than 11 years, advocating for the issues that…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 3 May 2019

Expand your business vision It was great to attend the ‘Expand Your Vision’ masterclass last week, coordinated by Namoi Unlimited and its partners for business owners and entrepreneurs looking to scale internationally. This workshop stretched participants’ thinking around what their company can achieve. With my Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment hat on, I’m…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 26 April 2019

Welcoming the Prime Minister to my electorate It has been an action-packed weekend as I welcomed the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, and Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, to the Parkes electorate. The Parkes electorate was very much in the spotlight on Saturday as key policy announcements were made, and I…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 19 April 2019

A week on the road It was wonderful last week to catch up with important community groups in my electorate, which have received funding under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants program. Baradine CWA, Baradine Progress Association, Coonabarabran Men’s Shed, Coonabarabran Show Society and Warren Meals on Wheels are just some of the 41 organisations across…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 12 April 2019

Election called By now readers will likely be aware that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a Federal Election will be held on 18 May 2019. By convention, the Government has now assumed a caretaker role prior to the election, which will continue until the election result is known. The campaign period will see me…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 5 April 2019

Budget Week It has been a rewarding week in the nation’s capital with the Government handing down the 2019 Federal Budget. The Budget is testament to the Liberal National Government’s commitment to economic growth. After more than a decade of deficits, this Budget forecasts a surplus of $7.1 billion in 2019-20. I’m pleased there are…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 29 March 2019

Weekly highlights It was my great pleasure to officially open Carinya Christian School Gunnedah’s brand new middle school precinct on Wednesday, funded in part with $650,000 from the Federal Government. The new precinct will allow students to continue their studies at the school following completion of Year 6. The school has also received a further…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 22 March 2019

Regional infrastructure, events boost There has been plenty of exciting news to share this week on my travels throughout the electorate. In Menindee on Monday, I announced that a further 70 kilometres of the partially-sealed Pooncarie Road will be sealed with $25 million from the Federal and State Governments. This project will open up endless…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 15 March 2019

Grants for local preschools, daycare I was very pleased to drop in to Yuluwirri Kids – Coonabarabran Preschool & Long Day Care Centre last week, which received $17,925 under the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) for a soft-fall, shade and play equipment, as well as a $40,000 grant under the Community Child Care Fund.…

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