$27 million to boost disaster resilience in NSW

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed $27 million in funding for communities in New South Wales to enhance their resilience to natural disasters. Projects are jointly supported with Commonwealth Government funding matched by New South Wales and funding recipients. This funding encourages a partnership approach with the funding recipients, helping to build a…

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Tailored support for Indigenous university students

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the passing of amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 by Parliament last week. The amendments, introduced into the chamber by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, will deliver significant benefits to Indigenous students, including those who study at Charles Sturt University Dubbo Campus, University…

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Men’s Sheds support local men’s health

Local community Men’s Shed will share in a total of over $18,000 from the Coalition Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing across Western New South Wales. The grants are part of $400,000 in national funding which will be distributed to 93 community Men’s Sheds across Australia. Announcing the grants today, Federal Member…

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Coulton slams Labor’s idiotic backpacker tax plan

The stupidity of a Labor Party proposal to tax Australian workers more than foreign backpackers has been lambasted by the Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton, whose electorate covers more than half the land mass of New South Wales, said the Labor-One Nation-Jacqui Lambie pact to sledge Australian workers with a higher tax…

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Grant to preserve local heritage

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes, have announced funding for the Old Dubbo Gaol through the Community Heritage Grants Program. “I am pleased to announce that the Old Dubbo Gaol has received $4,500 through the Australian Government’s Community Heritage Grants Program,” Mr Coulton said. “This…

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Local medallists shine on national stage at WorldSkills event

Local competitors have shone on the national stage in the WorldSkills Australia competition, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said today. Mr Coulton said WorldSkills Australia was the largest and most prestigious trade and skills competition held in Australia, with this year’s event attracting a record 514 competitors from around the country. “Of the 155…

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