Coulton demands re-think for Walgett branch closure

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has expressed his anger regarding the future of the Walgett branch of the National Australia Bank (NAB).  The NAB wrote to Mr Coulton in April this year advising that the Walgett branch will close on Friday, 2 October 2015 because the premises in Fox Street no longer meet required…

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Budget is a big win for rural and regional Australia

A strong focus on regional Australia in this year’s Federal Budget will provide a secure and strong platform for small business, farmers and rural communities in the Parkes electorate according to the Federal Member, Mark Coulton.   Mr Coulton has lauded the Budget and said it will provide many opportunities for jobs and growth throughout…

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Boost to Parkes electorate through National Stronger Regions Fund

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement that an infrastructure project will be funded in the Parkes electorate under the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund.       The Government will provide $212 million in funding to 51 priority infrastructure projects nationwide in Round One of the programme, including…

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International performance artist mentors local artists

Young local artists will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with a world-class artist as a result of Australian and NSW Government support for a major international art event by Kaldor Public Art Projects.   Kaldor Public Art Projects is bringing internationally renowned performance artist Marina Abramovi? to Dubbo for an immersive public art experience…

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Engaging seniors in the Parkes electorate in the digital age

Seniors in the Parkes electorate will continue to have free access to computers and internet training to ensure they are not left behind in the digital age, thanks to a $1.3 million Abbott Government investment. The Abbott Government has invested $1.3 million to assist more than 97,000 older Australians continue building their digital skills under…

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Coulton slams proposal to slash fuel tax credits

An MP who represents the biggest federal electorate in New South Wales and thousands of farmers has slammed a proposal to slash fuel tax credits. The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has described an Australian Conservation Foundation plan to cap fuel tax credit claims at $20,000 per claimant by 2018-19 as “disastrous for farmers…

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Green Army opportunities in Parkes Electorate

Further Green Army opportunities are now available for young people in the Parkes electorate with another two projects set to begin in the coming weeks. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the service provider, Conservation Volunteers Australia, has commenced recruitment for projects which will be conducted in the Warren and Brewarrina districts. This follows…

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$3,668,000 TO FIX LOCAL BLACK SPOTS IN PARKES ELECTORATE

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs MP, and Member for Parkes, Mr Mark Coulton MP, today announced funding of $3,668,000 to fix 12 dangerous black spots on local roads. The approved projects are: – Gollan Road in the Wellington Council area – $615,000. – Mookerawa Road in the Wellington Council area –…

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Seeking Green Army participants in Parkes

The Government is putting out the call for the first round of recruits to join the Green Army. The Green Army is looking for enthusiastic 17-24 year olds in Parkes to join what will become the largest-ever team of young Australians supporting environmental action across the country. “The first round of Green Army projects are…

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