Ballot for Gallipoli 2015 draws to a close

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has encouraged members of the public who are interested in travelling to Gallipoli on the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings to act quickly. “The 100th anniversary of the landing of Australian troops at Gallipoli is very significant and many Australians have expressed a desire to attend the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 27th January

   Australia Day is a day for celebration and community. Australians come together in appreciation of the great country that we live in, and the opportunities that are available to us. Many choose to mark the day with close friends and family in a truly laid back and Australian style.     Congratulations to all who…

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Making farming smarter in the Parkes Electorate

 New on-the-ground projects will give farmers in the Parkes Electorate more tools and research to help them reduce farm costs, increase productivity and achieve greater returns at the farmgate. Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said Minister Joyce had approved funding for 31 new projects across Australia as part of the Australian Government’s $21.2 million dollar…

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World Prematurity Day

 Yesterday, 17 November, we marked World Prematurity Day. Every year around the world 15 million babies are born too soon and, sadly, one million of these babies do not make it. I am glad to be able to wear this badge and to show my support for families who have been affected by premature birth.…

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Clontarf Foundation

 I rise tonight to bring to the attention of the House a wonderful organisation that operates around Australia-the Clontarf Foundation. Clontarf was started in Western Australia approximately 15 years ago. It is a football academy specifically for Aboriginal boys. It was based originally around Australian Rules and for probably the first 10 or 12 years…

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Friendly Faces, Helping Hands

 I ask the Minister for Health to wait for 30 seconds. Today is one of those rare days when we get to recognise someone from my electorate in the parliament. In the gallery today we have Kelly Foran, who has started a website called Friendly Faces Helping Hands that helps people in a time of medical crisis…

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