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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$50m boost to help small businesses export

 The Abbott Government has moved to help small and medium sized businesses in Western New South Wales to reach their export potential with a $50 million boost to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme. Local Federal MP Mark Coulton said the Government was also seeking to enhance the way the EMDG scheme is administered…

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Pollies in the Pub at Wanaaring a Success

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, recently had the chance to catch up with some locals at Wanaaring to discuss issues affecting the community. Mr Coulton said that the “Pollies in Pub” format was particularly effective way for community members to engage with their elected representatives in an informal way. The session was held at…

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Transcript: John Laws Show 2SM- coal seam gas

 Transcript                 13 March 2014  John Laws Show 2SM Topics: Coal Seam Gas John Laws … Over the last couple of days we’ve had a lot of callers showing a great interest in coal seam gas in Australia and in particular in North Western New South Wales area. Now yesterday we talked to the Federal…

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Support the Programs that Succeed

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has praised the success of the Clontarf Foundation on being able to deliver successful outcomes in the field of aboriginal education and Closing the Gap. Mr Coulton said that he had become a supporter of the Clontarf Foundation over the last several years as he was able to…

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States agree to implement Murray-Darling Basin water reform

 The Australian Government has completed an agreement which brings all jurisdictions together to implement the historic Murray-Darling Basin Plan for water reform. The Premiers of NSW and Queensland have now signed the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin and an amended National Partnership Agreement (NPA). A commitment to cap water…

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Drought Package Necessary and Available

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomed the announcement of the Federal Government’s drought relief package. Mr Coulton said that areas in the North West had been dealing with drought for two years, and that the assistance would go some way towards ameliorating the situation. “The farmers in my Electorate are very tough, and…

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