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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Empowering YOUth round 2 now open

The Coalition Government’s focus on ensuring young Australians are job ready has been strengthened with the launch of grant guidelines for the second round of the Empowering YOUth Initiatives. Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the Government is inviting not-for-profit community organisations to put forward innovative ways to help young people at…

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National day to focus on Youth Mental Health

Today marks the inaugural National headspace Day – a national day of awareness aimed at ensuring that every young Australian knows how to get help for mental health issues if they need it, regardless of where they live. This headspace Day, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has reminded all young members of local communities…

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Local students to benefit from VET Student Loans

The Coalition Government’s new VET Student Loans program is a “win-win” for local students and taxpayers that will ensure public funding is used only to support high quality vocational and skills courses. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the new VET Student Loans will be introduced from 1 January 2017, replacing Labor’s failed VET…

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Dubbo airport set to fly high as new funding approved

• Dubbo airport upgrade to become reality under Round 3 of Coalition’s National Stronger Regions Fund • The Coalition Government will invest $6.685 to upgrade the Dubbo City Regional Airport and its Aeromedical Facilities • 50 construction jobs expected to be created within the Dubbo and broader Orana region The Dubbo City Regional Airport upgrade…

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