Coulton Congratulates Royal Far West on 90th Anniversary

   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has congratulated the Royal Far West on providing services to children from the regions for the last 90 years. In a speech to the Australian Parliament this week Mr Coulton commended the work undertaken by Royal Far West in health, education and recreational services for kids from the…

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More than 39 new aged care places in the Parkes Electorate

 More than 39 new aged care places will be delivered across the Parkes Electorate, worth an estimated $2.3 million, following the conclusion of the 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR). Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the additional places would help meet demand for quality aged care services in our community. “This highly competitive…

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Defence helps out with New Shed for Wellington

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that recent efforts to secure a shed through the Australian Defence Forces have been successful. Mr Coulton said that he had been contacted by members of Wellington Men’s Shed who had told him that they were in desperate need of new accommodations for their group. “On behalf of…

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$3 Million secured for Maranatha House

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has announced that Maranatha House at Wellington will receive $3 million for capital works through the latest Aged Care Approval Round (ACAR). “This is obviously very welcome news for Maranatha House who will be able to use this funding to undertake necessary upgrades to their infrastructure,” said Mr Coulton.…

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Drought Recovery Concessional Loans

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed the Minister for Agriculture’s announcement of a further $100 million in Drought Recovery Concessional Loans. Mr Coulton said that the low interest loans, over a maximum loan term of 10 years, would enable farmers to plant and restock when the drought eventually broke. “These loans are not…

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Labor treated Regional Development like a Political Toy

 A recently released report from the Australian National Audit Office has shown discrepancies within Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Fund.  Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton believes that the previous Labor Government was guilty of willful mismanagement of the program to the detriment of regional communities. “The Audit Office has shown a…

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Legislation to combat cyber-bullying introduced into Parliament

 In a big step towards Australian children being better protected against cyberbullying and safer when they go online, the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 was introduced in the Commonwealth Parliament, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced today. “Parents, schools, teachers and children in the Parkes Electorate have given me extensive feedback about…

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Boost for athletics at Barden Park

 REGIONAL New South Wales has a new state of the art sporting facilities with today’s opening of the redeveloped Barden Park in Dubbo. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Barden Park Regional Centre of Excellence for Athletics is now an international standard athletics track and field venue.…

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