Inland Rail listening tour continues

A roundtable meeting being held today at Coonamble in New South Wales is part of ongoing work to build and maintain trust and transparency with local communities and stakeholders, on the Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail project. The meeting also demonstrates the Australian Government’s commitment to ensure local businesses and regional communities have the right…

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Men’s Shed builds on vital service to Warren community

Warren Men’s Shed has received a $2,000 grant under round 17 of the Federal Government’s National Shed Development Programme, announced by Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton recently. Mr Coulton visited the Men’s Shed today to formally congratulate the recipients. “I believe this funding will go a long way. It is wonderful to see the…

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Trangie Men’s Shed funding boost

Trangie Men’s Shed has received a $4,695 grant under round 17 of the Federal Government’s National Shed Development Programme, announced by Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton recently. Mr Coulton visited the Men’s Shed today to formally congratulate the recipients, also enjoying a barbeque with locals. “I believe this funding will go a long way.…

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Macquarie Marshes and River Festival is back

After a 10-year hiatus the Macquarie Marshes and River Festival went off without a hitch earlier this month. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who met with the event organisers today, said he was extremely pleased that the festival, also known as the Warraan Festival, was such a success. “Designed to showcase the Macquarie Marshes,…

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Mental health investment in Parkes electorate

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced a mental health investment of $6 million in the Parkes electorate, further supporting communities affected by the drought. The funding is part of the Coalition Government’s additional $15.5 million to support mental health services throughout Australia, and will deliver $3 million each over two years from 2018-2019 to…

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Grants set to flow for community groups, Coulton announces

Not-for-profit community organisations in the Parkes electorate can now apply for small grants to deliver projects in drought-affected areas, through the Coalition Government’s $15 million investment in the Regional Drought Communities Small Grants Program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging eligible community organisations to start applying for the funding.  “As the tough times…

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Celebrating the Parkes electorate’s hardworking teachers

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging students and schools in his electorate to acknowledge the hard work of its teachers and celebrate World Teachers’ Day this Friday 26 October. Mr Coulton said teachers and school leaders play a critical role in the lives of children. “Everyone can remember the teachers who had the biggest…

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Supporting successful business women – Telstra Awards

Nominations are open for local business women to be recognised through the prestigious 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging those in the Parkes electorate to consider nominating a successful business woman in their area. “These Awards are a chance to shine a light on women who have challenged the…

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New markets for Aussie exporters – TPP-11

Legislation associated with one of the most comprehensive trade deals ever concluded providing exporters, including those in western NSW, with access to new markets across the Americas and Asia, has passed Parliament this week. Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) Agreement will create…

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