Coulton’s Catch Up 2nd June

 The Abbott/Truss Government has taken another step towards delivering reform on inter-country adoptions. Adopting a child from another country is a very complex and lengthy process. The Government has recognised that this delay is not in the interests of the child who is being adopted or of the family who are looking to adopt. Prime…

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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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Coulton’s Catch Up 26th May

 For the first time in Australian history the Federal Government will be offering a mechanism, similar to the HECS scheme, to young people taking up a trade. The Trade Support Loans will begin from 1July 2014 and this is great news for the regions. The Trade Support Loans will consist of a loan up to…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 19th May

 Last week the Government reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Army. This is great news for the Parkes Electorate. Not only will the Green Army have a practical, beneficial environmental outcome, it is also a part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy. Young people will gain hands on experience and valuable training while making a…

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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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Funding to restore Lightning Ridge cemetery

 Indigenous heritage will be strengthened in Lightning Ridge thanks to $70,000 in funding to restore a historic cemetery. Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion and Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the announcement was part of the Australian Government investment of $1.6 million this financial year in 18 projects across Australia through the Indigenous Heritage Programme…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 12th May

 The Coalition has made the largest-ever investment in the professional development of the long day care sector. The Long Day Care Professional Development Programme will provide $200 million for eligible services to assist in up-skilling and training early childhood educators. This will help the industry to transition to changes and new regulations that have been…

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