Local Sheds recognised through National Shed Development Programme

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated Men’s Sheds at Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Trangie and Gilgandra on their successful grant applications through the National Shed Development Programme. Mr Coulton said that the Programme administered by the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is designed to provide direct financial assistance to Sheds. “Direct funding for Men’s Sheds…

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Parkes Electorate producers contribute to the future of agriculture

 The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment to build a more prosperous agriculture sector through its development of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. The Government is considering the issues identified during the first consultation stage of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper process. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the consultations included the…

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Coulton meets Horizon Scholars in Canberra

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated four Horizon Scholarship recipients from the Parkes Electorate who travelled to Canberra this week. Mr Coulton met with Richard Quigley (Trangie), Kate Johnston (Moree), Jack Scifleet (Binnaway) and Felicity Taylor (Moree) who were in Canberra as a part of the Horizon Scholarship program. “These young people have…

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Carbon Tax Repeal will Benefit our Regional Communities: Coulton

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has said that the Government has followed through on their clear mandate to repeal the carbon tax after being elected in September last year. “Today’s vote by the Senate to repeal the Carbon Tax is great news for regional families, agriculture and small businesses”, Mr Coulton said. “Scrapping the…

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National Broadband Network Rolling Out in Dubbo

 Around 2,700 premises in Dubbo are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation on the fibre-to-the-premises network in the area now underway. In coming weeks, contractors will be out in the streets, laying out fibre to connect premises in the months ahead. Premises included in the construction sites…

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Pallamallawa to Commemorate Centenary of ANZAC

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has commended the members of the Pallamallawa Memorial Hall Committee for the work that they have done to ensure that the community is able to commemorate the sacrifices of servicemen and women from the region one hundred years after the First World War. Mr Coulton said that the Committee…

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Visit to the School of Dentistry at CSU

 Minister for Education the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton MP will visit the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences at Charles Sturt University while in Dubbo. They will also visit the University of Sydney’s School of Rural Health campus in Dubbo and meet with workers at the Royal…

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Funding to Improve Health and Safety of Farmers

 An innovative programme that seeks to prevent Australian farmers from being injured or dying at work has received a $375,000 funding boost from the Australian Government. Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced one-off funding of $375,000 for the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS) in…

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Abbott Government helps keep Western NSW child care services mobile

 Mobile child care services supporting communities in the Parkes Electorate where no other viable permanent option exists will share in more than $2 million worth of support from the Abbott Government, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, announced today. The Government supports mobile child care providers servicing regional, remote, rural, disadvantaged and indigenous communities through…

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