Grants to Benefit Men’s Health and Wellbeing in Parkes Electorate

Four Men’s Sheds in the Parkes electorate will receive grants from the Australian Government to continue to promote and support men’s health and well-being. The grants are part of $400,000 in national funding provided to more than 100 Men’s Sheds across Australia. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said grants had been allocated to…

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National Ice Taskforce

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed the establishment a National Ice Action Strategy to tackle the growing scourge of ice (crystal methamphetamine). The first step in developing a National Ice Action Strategy will be the establishment of a National Ice Taskforce. Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan…

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$150 million for special medical training

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed the announcement the Specialist Training Programme and the Emergency Medicine Programme would have their funding extended for 2016. Mr Coulton said the Abbott Government would contribute over $150 million to the two programmes that have proven records in the successful training of the next generation of medical…

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Local leaders invited to join Regional Development Australia

 Expressions of Interest are being sought from business and community leaders to join Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees in New South Wales. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said that RDA committees are part of a national network, made up of local leaders who assist in the economic development of their region, volunteering their time…

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New Peak Skate Park opened in Cobar

The Australian Government continues to invest in regional infrastructure with the opening of the Peak Skate Park project today in Cobar, New South Wales. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said it was great to see local residents gathered today for the opening and that providing such facilities encourages skaters to move off the roads,…

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Bright Future for young people of Brewarrina

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton spoke in the Federal Parliament last week about the positive future available to young people from Brewarrina. Mr Coulton spoke about Brewarrina locas, Burra Mac, and his passion for photography and Nathan Johnson who is undertaking a fine arts degree at the University of Newcastle.  “These young men clearly…

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Vocational Education and Training needs appropriate Regulation

 The Coalition Government has introduced legislation to improve the quality of vocational education and training organisations and to ensure that they are more closely monitored by the existing regulatory body, ASQA. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, spoke in favour of vocational education and the changes brought in by the legislation.  “I support this legislation…

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Applications to upskill youth now open

 Businesses and community organisations in North West New South Wales can now apply for support to boost the skills of youth under youth stream pilot programmes through the Industry Skills Fund. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the Training for Employment Scholarships and Youth Employment Pathways are new ways of delivering skilled young employees…

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Infrastructure Vital for the Future of North West

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, spoke last week in the Australian Parliament about the importance of infrastructure to communities in North West New South Wales. “The upgrade of Mosquito Creek Road, which goes to a large quarry, is of benefit to not only the businesses that operate out of the quarry but the safety…

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