I asked the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steve Ciobo, to update the House on how the Government's trade policies are supporting hard-working Australians and how does this compare to other approaches?
My meeting with the Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, discussing the exciting changes to childcare funding and how it will continue to support families in the Parkes Electorate.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said 5,350 families across the Parkes Electorate are set for child care cost relief and their children will benefit from more early learning opportunities as part of the Turnbull Government’s reforms to the system that passed Parliament late last week. Mr Coulton said the new reforms would offer relief…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the release of the first National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report which will change the way our nation fights the scourge of ice. The Coalition Government provided the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) with a $3.6 million boost to detect ice hotspots, and collect data on drugs being…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said that young people in the Parkes Electorate will soon be able to access the $188.3 million Employability Skills Training programme to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job. Mr Coulton congratulated the training organisations on their new role and looked forward to the program starting…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the history, culture and achievements of First Australians will be celebrated through a $1.4 million Coalition Government grants round that will support events to be held as part of NAIDOC Week activities in July. The 2017 NAIDOC grants funding round is part of a $1.9 million investment that…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said Australia’s multicultural story is one of remarkable success. Mr Coulton was speaking after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, released the Government’s new multicultural statement, Multicultural Australia: United, Strong and Successful. The statement outlines the strategic direction and priorities…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has invited councils in the Parkes Electorate to apply for up to $5million in funding to support smart tech projects for local communities. Mr Coulton said the Federal Government was co-investing in projects that applied smart technology, data-driven decision making and people-focused design. “I encourage any interested applicants in…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed an announcement of eight Short Term Restorative Care [STRC] places for the Broken Hill-based provider Annecto Inc by the Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM. Six places have been budgeted for the 2016-17 financial year and a further two places have received funding for the 2017-18 year,…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the announcement that Natural Disaster Relief Assistance Recovery Grant status now applied for landholders impacted by the 12 February, Sir Ivan fires was fantastic news. He said the Category C grants would entitle bona fide primary producers to access funds of up to $15,000 which can be used…Details