Mobile Service Centre comes to Lake Cargelligo

Lake Cargelligo residents will have personalised access to government services on Thursday 18 October, with the Coalition Government’s popular Mobile Service Centre ‘Golden Wattle’ coming to town. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said residents can come along to the centre for Medicare and Centrelink support, as well as help with Farm Household Allowance (FHA)…

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Major health benefits headed for Broken Hill

Residents of Broken Hill can now take part in more health and wellbeing programs thanks to a major development underway at the city’s YMCA Integrated Wellness Centre. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton toured the facility again today and said he is pleased to support the redevelopment of the YMCA’s mezzanine floor, creating a functional…

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Federal MP speaks out about glyphosate

A Federal MP who was a farmer for 30 years before he entered Parliament says banning glyphosate will only add to the angst of farmers who are already battling the effects of drought. Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes, represents half of New South Wales and believes those calling for a ban of the chemical…

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Funding for special needs chairs – Gunnedah RSL sub-branch

With today marking 100 years of the Gunnedah RSL sub-branch, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced $1660 for the sub-branch to obtain six special needs chairs. The funding comes under the Federal Government’s Veteran and Community Grants program to support veterans and their families in the Gunnedah area. “I congratulate the Gunnedah RSL sub-branch…

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Opportunity for next gen leaders, Coulton announces

Up to $119 million in funding is on offer to support students, researchers and professionals in the Parkes electorate as part of a new Federal Government leadership program. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging eligible applicants to get involved. “The Endeavour Leadership Program offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for students in my…

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Funding to Build Better Regions

Communities in the Parkes electorate are being urged to apply for a share in $200 million under a third round of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Member for the Parkes electorate Mark Coulton said regional tourism and local jobs are front and centre in this funding round. “I’m pleased that the regional…

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Coulton announces $15,000 for Men’s Sheds

Men’s Sheds in Western New South Wales will share in more than $15,000 to support men’s health and wellbeing, as funding rolls out from another round of the Federal Government’s National Shed Development Programme. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today congratulated three Men’s Sheds in his electorate which have been successful in their applications –…

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New teacher accommodation for St Patrick’s School

Students and staff at St Patrick’s School in Brewarrina will benefit from a new four bedroom principal house and three two bedroom houses thanks to $756,000 in funding from the Federal Government. Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, officially opened the new facility today on behalf of the Minister for Education Dan Tehan. “It was great…

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Extra support for Dubbo farmers

Centrelink’s Dubbo Service Centre is opening its doors this Saturday to provide extra support to farmers in the severely drought-affected region. Specialist staff from the Department of Human Services will be on hand from 10am to 12pm to provide farmers with personalised assistance to complete their Farm Household Allowance (FHA) claim forms and to connect…

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Educational kits, funding marks Armistice Centenary

Schools across the Parkes electorate have already started receiving their annual educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day, this year marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the kits are timely, also announcing three more successful recipients of the Australian Government’s Armistice Centenary Grants in Dubbo, Condobolin…

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