Funding for a better headspace

Mental health care for young Australians is set for a $51.8 million funding boost. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Federal Government’s extra investment in the national network of headspace centres and the digital portal, eheadspace, will benefit young people in his electorate. “Young people will soon have access to additional services, shorter wait…

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Saluting Their Service – Ivanhoe Central School

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has commended Ivanhoe Central School on successfully receiving a $1,364 grant, under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Mr Coulton said Ivanhoe Central School will use the funding to install a flagpole in the school’s memorial garden to be used in ANZAC and Remembrance Day ceremonies. “I would…

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Saluting Their Service – Baradine Rusty Club

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has commended The Baradine Rusty Club on successfully receiving a $2,728 grant, under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Mr Coulton said The Rusty Club will use the funds to restore a Second World War QF 25-pounder cannon and carriage to utilise on ANZAC and Remembrance Day. “I…

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Vital upgrades to Indigenous health facilities

The Federal Government has dedicated more than $680,000 to Indigenous health providers in the Parkes electorate, Federal Member Mark Coulton has announced today. Mr Coulton said the funding will be used for vital upgrades to help staff continue delivering quality care to local Indigenous people, and is part of the Coalition Government’s $2.7 million Service…

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Contracts signed for Inland Rail

The Parkes to Narromine section of the once-in-a-generation Inland Rail project is one step closer, thanks to the more than $300 million construction contract signed today for the first section of the 1,700-kilometre rail line. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government is…

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National Carers Week highlights huge contribution of carers

With 14-20 October marking National Carers Week, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging those in his electorate to consider the enormous contribution of our carers. “National Carers Week gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable work of Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers to our families and communities,” Mr Coulton said. “One in eight…

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Mobile Service Centre comes to Lake Cargelligo

Lake Cargelligo residents will have personalised access to government services on Thursday 18 October, with the Coalition Government’s popular Mobile Service Centre ‘Golden Wattle’ coming to town. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said residents can come along to the centre for Medicare and Centrelink support, as well as help with Farm Household Allowance (FHA)…

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Major health benefits headed for Broken Hill

Residents of Broken Hill can now take part in more health and wellbeing programs thanks to a major development underway at the city’s YMCA Integrated Wellness Centre. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton toured the facility again today and said he is pleased to support the redevelopment of the YMCA’s mezzanine floor, creating a functional…

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Federal MP speaks out about glyphosate

A Federal MP who was a farmer for 30 years before he entered Parliament says banning glyphosate will only add to the angst of farmers who are already battling the effects of drought. Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes, represents half of New South Wales and believes those calling for a ban of the chemical…

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Funding for special needs chairs – Gunnedah RSL sub-branch

With today marking 100 years of the Gunnedah RSL sub-branch, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced $1660 for the sub-branch to obtain six special needs chairs. The funding comes under the Federal Government’s Veteran and Community Grants program to support veterans and their families in the Gunnedah area. “I congratulate the Gunnedah RSL sub-branch…

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