Harvest a timely reminder to get skin checked

With the local farming community in the thick of harvest and the warm summer months fast approaching, Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health Mark Coulton has thrown his support behind a campaign to raise awareness of non-melanoma skin cancer. Mr Coulton was today joined by former Australian test cricketer and now farmer,…

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Remembering the fallen – 11 November 2020

Remembrance Day is one of the most significant dates on our national calendar. Despite COVID-19, this year’s commemorations will be no less impactful than any other. Each year at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, our entire nation pauses for one minute’s silence to remember those who have died in…

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Federal Member Salutes Their Service with local grant – Trangie

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester. Local wartime heritage will be preserved at the Trangie United Services Memorial Club with a $6,600 grant awarded under the Federal Coalition Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Local wartime heritage will be preserved at the Trangie United Services…

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Community wellbeing prioritised: Grants for Men’s Sheds

Men’s Sheds across the Parkes electorate have been invited to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Shed Development Programme (NSDP). Funded by the Coalition Government, Round 21 of the Programme will specifically prioritise applications with a strong health, wellbeing or safety emphasis, in acknowledgement of the impact of COVID-19…

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Connecting health care for country communities

New primary health care models to improve health service delivery and address workforce shortages in rural areas will be trialled across southern and western NSW as part of the regional health package announced in this week’s Federal Budget. Regional Health Minister and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government is investing in first-of-a-kind…

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Federal Budget lays foundation for promising economic recovery

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is confident the 2020-21 Federal Budget delivers both immediate rewards and promise for the future of communities in the Parkes electorate, during challenging economic times.  The Budget, which was handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg this evening, focuses on rebuilding the economy and creating more jobs.  “Tonight’s…

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