Strong and secure future – 2019-20 Budget

The 2019-20 Federal Budget will create a stronger and more secure Parkes electorate by funding important local investments and boosting essential services. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Budget is testament to the Liberal National Government’s commitment to economic growth. “After more than a decade of deficits, this Budget forecasts a surplus of $7.1…

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Stride out to save a life

Photo: Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton (right) launched the 15th annual Gift of Life DonateLife Walk in Canberra with parliamentary colleagues.  Australians are being urged to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation by strapping on their joggers and striding out as part of the 15th annual Gift of…

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Strengthening Telecommunications Emergency Resilience

The Morrison McCormack Government is investing $37.1 million to strengthen telecommunications resilience in bushfire and disaster prone areas so that communities can stay connected during emergencies. Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, said…

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Streamlining Assessments for Home Support Services

 The Australian Government is making it easier for older Australians to access the care they need to remain living in their own home through new home support assessment arrangements. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Government is calling for tenders to deliver around 240,000 assessments to people seeking aged care support in the…

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Steady progress on the Inland Rail as Government confirms Narromine to Narrabri corridor

Community input will drive progress on the Narromine to Narrabri section of the transformational Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project, as the preferred study corridor for the section was today confirmed by Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester. Mr Chester said the corridor was chosen following community consultation and extensive engineering reports. “The…

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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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