Remembrance Day

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has encouraged the community to pause for one minute’s silence at 11am, to wear a red poppy or to attend their local Remembrance Day service and pay tribute to the men and women who have served, and those who continue to serve our nation in times of war, conflict…

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Nominate now for 2015 National Youth Awards

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is encouraging young people in the Parkes Electorate to nominate for the 2015 National Youth Awards. This is the third annual series of the Awards, which celebrate the achievements and contributions of young Australians aged 12-25. Mr Coulton urged those thinking about nominating to act now.    “It’s important…

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Construction to Begin on Moree Solar Farm

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the construction stage of the 70 megawatt Moree Solar Farm. Mr Coulton said that Moree was an ideal location for a large scale solar project because of the solar levels experienced in the area, the flat ground and the support that had been offered by the community.…

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Coulton Champions Polio Survivors in Parliament

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has co-launched a clinical practice resource module “The Late Effects of Polio Managing Muscles and Mobility” with parliamentary colleague Catherine King. Mr Coulton, a Parliamentary Patron of Polio Australia, said that he was pleased to be able to support the organisation in promoting awareness about the difficulties polio survivors…

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Streamlining Assessments for Home Support Services

 The Australian Government is making it easier for older Australians to access the care they need to remain living in their own home through new home support assessment arrangements. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Government is calling for tenders to deliver around 240,000 assessments to people seeking aged care support in the…

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Coulton attends Primary Producer Exhibition in Canberra

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton recently attended an exhibition by the Australian Nut Industry Council, hosted by the Parliamentary Friends of Primary Production. “It was great to catch up with representatives from Stahmann Farms at an exhibition by the Australian Nut Industry Council (ANIC) at Parliament House,” said Mr Coulton. “I was proud to…

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Coulton: Biosecurity Essential to Agriculture

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has slammed commentary that biosecurity arrangements should be transferred from the Department of Agriculture to the Border Security portfolio. In a speech to the Federal Parliament Mr Coulton said that changes of this nature would be detrimental to the integrity of Australian agriculture and biosecurity. “In some ways, being…

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Parkes Electorate to help shape Australia’s agriculture policy agenda

 Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, has welcomed Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce’s announcement that the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper is now available for public comment. Mr Coulton said the Australian Government agricultural policy was focused on increasing returns at the farm gate. “The Coalition is continuing to deliver on its commitment to boost the competitiveness…

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