Coulton’s Catch Up 8th December

 National Heritage places are of outstanding heritage value to the nation and reveal the richness and diversity of Australia’s extraordinarily natural environment. The Parkes Electorate is no exception and is home to many of these iconic places. The Australian Government is now calling for nominations for new places to be included on the National Heritage…

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Drought Recovery Concessional Loans

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed the Minister for Agriculture’s announcement of a further $100 million in Drought Recovery Concessional Loans. Mr Coulton said that the low interest loans, over a maximum loan term of 10 years, would enable farmers to plant and restock when the drought eventually broke. “These loans are not…

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$3 Million secured for Maranatha House

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has announced that Maranatha House at Wellington will receive $3 million for capital works through the latest Aged Care Approval Round (ACAR). “This is obviously very welcome news for Maranatha House who will be able to use this funding to undertake necessary upgrades to their infrastructure,” said Mr Coulton.…

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Labor treated Regional Development like a Political Toy

 A recently released report from the Australian National Audit Office has shown discrepancies within Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Fund.  Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton believes that the previous Labor Government was guilty of willful mismanagement of the program to the detriment of regional communities. “The Audit Office has shown a…

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$956,500 to help 80 Indigenous people prepare for entry into the NSW Police Force

 80 Indigenous Australians will be given the skills necessary to enter the NSW Police College in Goulburn through the further investment by the Australian Government in a NSW pre-employment programme. The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, today announced additional funding of $956,500 for the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our…

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