Coulton’s Catch Up – Over 50s now included in vaccine rollout, Saluting their service in Narromine and Mendooran, Full-time employment at a record high

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester last week announced two organisations in the Parkes electorate will receive funding under the latest round of the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program. Over 50s now included in vaccine rollout It’s great that all Australians aged 50 years…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Opening of Cobar Miners Memorial, Increasing youth mental health services, Men’s Sheds Grants now open, Delivering fuel security and protecting jobs

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from left) pictured with Cobar community members Colby Lawrence, Barry Knight, Reverend Graham McLeod and Cobar Deputy Mayor Jarrod Marsden at the opening of the Cobar Miners Memorial. Opening of Cobar Miners Memorial Last week it was a pleasure to join members of the Cobar community…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – National Rural Health Commissioner Bill, Instant Asset Write-off Extended, Farm Household Allowance Improved

National Rural Health Commissioner Bill I took great pride in introducing legislation in the House of Representatives, which will see the continuation and extension of the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner. The legislation will ensure rural communities and the rural health workforce will continue to have an independent advocate. The Office will take…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Narrabri forging ahead, Caring for country, Grants open for innovative drought resilience projects, Commonwealth Closing the Gap Implementation Plan

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre), Narrabri Shire councillor Robert Kneale and Mayor Ron Campbell inspect the completed road pavement replacement project in Narrabri’s CBD. Narrabri forging ahead It was great to spend some time in Narrabri last week with Narrabri Shire Council Mayor Ron Campbell and councillor Robert Kneale, taking a…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – More National Cabinet actions on COVID-19, NBN assistance for families + businesses, Federal Government guarantees domestic flight network

More National Cabinet actions on COVID-19 National Cabinet last week agreed that Australia will continue to progress a successful suppression/elimination strategy for the virus, with new modelling that has confirmed that measures put in place to suppress the virus have largely been successful. I have made it clear that I feel our efforts to minimise…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Monday 7 October 2019

Backing councils to back rural communities Drought and building stronger regional communities were both on the agenda at the Orana Joint Organisation meeting in Narromine early last week. I was pleased to hear from member councils including Bogan, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Warren and Warrumbungle Shire Councils about their local issues and priorities. Member councils…

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