Coonabarabran Centre for Milky Way Discovery

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that the contribution of nearly $8 million by the Federal Government to the Hermes instrument at Coonabarabran would provide further insight to scientists seeking to improve our knowledge of the Milky Way. Mr Coulton attended the launch of HERMES (High Efficiency and Resolution Multi-Element Spectrograph) along with his…

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Coulton Congratulates Horizon Recipients

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton says that two out of 16 Scholarships through the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation have been awarded to young scholars from the Parkes Electorate. Mr Coulton congratulated Felicity Taylor of Moree and Jack Scifleet of Binnaway on receiving the Horizon Scholarship. “The Horizon Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates…

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Local small businesses to benefit from new hiring guide

 The Coalition Government is working to build a stronger more prosperous economy with more jobs by making it easier for small businesses in regional Australia to hire new employees with the release of a new employment guide. Local Federal MP, Mark Coulton, said the guide was the latest measure in a suite aimed at assisting…

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Investing in Murrin Bridge community services

 The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with funding of $115,000 for Murrin Bridge. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion and the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said today a key priority for the Government  was to ensure as…

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ANZAC Day For The Troops 2014

 Anzac Day is an important occasion when Australians reflect on the courage of the men and women who have served in our name, particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Australia’s military history and our contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security are rightly revered. For over a decade our troops have…

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$200,000 boost delivered in Parkes Electorate through Community Development Grants Programme

 The Australian Government is delivering for the electorate of Parkes through the newly established Community Development Grants Programme. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced the Australian Government has delivered$200,000 for the development of the Cobar Skate Park Entertainment Hub. Mr Briggs said the…

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Coulton Backs Roads To Recovery

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has spoken in favour of the continuation of the Federal Government’s popular Roads to Recovery program. Mr Coulton said that farms and businesses in the Parkes Electorate rely on local roads and that the Roads to Recovery Program had support from both sides of politics. “The Roads to Recovery…

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Greens are a Steak short of a Barbeque

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has hit out at the campaign to make this a “Meat Free Week” and has encouraged his colleagues to instead attend a “Free Meat Week” barbeque at Parliament House. “This petty campaign against meat producers is simply an ill-conceived attempt to turn Australia into a meat free country,” said…

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Labor Wasted Millions in Housing Fiasco

 The Federal Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews, and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, have slammed the previous Labor Government for their hapless and incompetent management of public housing in Moree. The issue of failed public housing in Moree was raised by Mr Coulton during question time following reports by the Moree Champion that…

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Polio Australia

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has met with Polio Australia in Canberra as a part of the ongoing campaign to eradicate Polio and to highlight the importance of services for those in the post-polio community. Mr Coulton said that Polio Australia is a very active group that works towards providing support to nearly 400,000…

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