Parkes Electorate ready to celebrate Harmony Day

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton urged people across the Parkes Electorate to be part of Australia's largest national multicultural event – Harmony Day 2017. He said Harmony Day on 21 March gives communities across the Electorate the opportunity to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and recognise local groups and individuals. “Australia’s cultural diversity helps make…

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Sir Ivan Fire declared a disaster for tax purposes

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the declaration by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, that the February 2017 ‘Sir Ivan Fires’ bushfires were a disaster for the purposes of establishing Australian disaster relief funds. “Following the fires, the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, immediately raised the plight of his local…

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Applications invited for Community Heritage Grants

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has invited not-for-profit community organisations to apply for the Community Heritage Grants Program. Mr Coulton said grants of up to $15,000 are available for community organisations such as public libraries, museums, historical societies, Indigenous and multicultural groups to help preserve and protect nationally significant collections. “These grants help local…

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Coulton says there are more incentives to launch your own business

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said now is the time to take charge of your career and consider becoming your own boss, with greater Australian Government support to encourage self-employment and entrepreneurship. Mr Coulton said recent changes to the eligibility criteria and the opening of new places in NEIS will provide even greater opportunity…

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Funding now open to help Parkes Electorate experience our heritage

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has invited four Community groups across the Parkes Electorate to apply for more than $330,000 in funding through the Coalition Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants program. Parkes Electorate currently has four National Heritage listed sites including the Brewarrina fish traps [Baiames Ngunnhu] the Moree Baths and Swimming Pool,…

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Rivwest expansion a new opening for western NSW

AN expansion of Rivwest Finance Limited’s office on Talbragar Street in Dubbo is a new opening for small business in western New South Wales, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says. Joining local Nationals’ MP Mark Coulton, Mr McCormack opened the new office building and celebrated the firm’s 21st birthday with employees and clients today. “Rivwest…

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