Multicultural Australia, united, strong and successful says Coulton

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…

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Coulton welcomes local council smart tech grants of up to $5 million

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…

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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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