$1.6m for students in western NSW

 High School students in western New South Wales will benefit from a $1.6 million investment from the Australian Government through the support programme Get Real. Secondary school students in the Dubbo area will have access to dedicated coordinators who can assist them with problems in or out of school that might affect their attendance or…

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Celebrate with Slim Dusty

 Lifelong Slim Dusty fan Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has called on all Australians to celebrate Slim Dusty Day on June 13 in recognition of the country singer’s impact on Australian life. Mr Coulton said that he had joined the campaign for a National Slim Dusty Day and felt that the movement had a…

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$600,000 To Fix Black Spots in Mid-Western Region

 The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy through its record $500 million investment in the national Black Spot Programme. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced funding of $600,000 to fix a dangerous black spot…

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Moree at National Forefront on Reconciliation

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has congratulated both the Moree community and Moree Plains Shire Council on taking the initiative on reconciliation. Mr Coulton spoke in the Federal Parliament about the success of the Moree Reconciliation Awards night held on the 30th May. “‘One of the highlights of the night was the testimonials by…

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Orana Toy Library

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has called on parents to get behind the Orana Toy Library in Dubbo by becoming a member and volunteering to ensure the service remains viable. Mr Coulton said that the Orana Toy Library was a great resource for families with a wide range of toys and games for all…

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Make this Friday Fatality Free

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has encouraged residents in Regional New South Wales to consider road safety as the campaign for Fatality Free Friday continues into its eight year. Mr Coulton said that road safety is absolutely paramount in regional areas. “In the regions, safety on the roads is so important. Tragically, we lose…

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Coalition’s first budget delivers for Agriculture

 The Coalition Government is demonstrating its commitment to support the agriculture sector and regional communities as a key driver of the Australian economy. Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said that despite a dire fiscal environment, the Federal Government will deliver on $150 million in election commitments to strengthen the sector and drive farm gate profitability…

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