Mark Coulton welcomes increased capacity for Sky Muster broadband

The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed news that phone and Internet providers have started offering a range of increased peak and off-peak satellite broadband packages on the National Broadband Network [nbn™ ] access network. Mr Coulton said nbn’s announcement in June to increase the maximum monthly wholesale data limits and increase average wholesale…

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New tourism campaign to attract youth to Electorate of Parkes

Tourism Australia has launched a new youth campaign, ‘Aussie News Today,’ to attract more young people to the Electorate of Parkes, the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said. “Aussie News Today aims to make Australia the most desirable destination in the world for youth travellers, Mr Coulton said of the new campaign. “The campaign will…

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Mark Coulton calls for applications to Safer Communities Fund

Residents of the Electorate of Parkes are invited by their Federal Member, Mark Coulton, to apply for grant applications for round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme. The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure. Mr Coulton said only safe communities can be strong…

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Super waiting to be claimed in Electorate of Parkes

The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is encouraging locals to check if they have any lost or unclaimed superannuation, with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announcing its latest figures. As at 30 June this year, across Australia there were over 6.3 million lost and ATO-held super accounts worth almost $18 billion. Mr Coulton said with…

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Mark Coulton welcomes new measures to support regional media

The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Federal Government’s $60 million announcement of a number of new media measures will support regional and small publishers and create local jobs.  The new measures, which are in addition to the Government’s media reform package, and subject to its passage, include:  • A $50 million Regional and…

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Expressions of interest sought to construct Inland Rail from Parkes to Narromine: Coulton

Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said companies now have the first opportunity to register their interest to construct a section of the iconic Inland Rail project. He said this is a once-in-a-generation project for regional Australia will provide significant opportunities for businesses and suppliers including construction companies to build the 107-kilometre Parkes to Narromine section.…

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Mark Coulton: Round 5 of Remote Airstrips programme opens

Lifesaving upgrades of remote airstrips will be funded under the federal government program according to the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton.  Mr Coulton said airstrips in remote areas are crucial pieces of community infrastructure in the Electorate of Parkes. “For many communities, air services are essential for providing mail, supplies, transport and medical services,” he…

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