Coulton’s Catch Up – Saluting Their Service with local grants, Funds on offer to build Stronger Communities, Stay secure when shopping online

Saluting Their Service with local grants I’m thrilled to announce that three groups in the Parkes electorate committed to preserving Australia’s military history have been awarded $18,000 under the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Congratulations to the Moree Plains Shire Council, Condobolin RSL Club and Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Dubbo, all…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Road safety investment for our region, Regional Tech Hub launch, Preserving our heritage, University scholarships on offer

Photo Caption 1 (L-R): Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Ben Shields, State Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders and Dubbo Regional Council CEO Michael McMahon. Road safety investment for our region A whopping $10 million investment from the Federal Coalition Government will see key road infrastructure improvements underway in the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Resumption of Parliament, Border issues need practical solutions, Show of support for ag field days, Assistance for sporting champions

Resumption of Parliament With the resumption of Parliament last week, came extra care with physical distancing and other measures to protect against the risk of COVID-19 spreading – it was good to see so many Members of Parliament and staff being extra cautious. Some MPs, unable to travel to Canberra for health reasons or COVID-19…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Restarting the arts, Help build Newell overtaking lanes, Paying farmers to improve native remnant vegetation

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton encourages local businesses, contractors and suppliers to find out more about opportunities to help build new overtaking lanes along the Newell Highway between Coonabarabran and Narrabri. Restarting the arts Last week I was pleased to announce that two organisations in the Parkes electorate had been successful in…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Regional Connectivity Program open, Funding flows to councils for local infrastructure, NAIDOC Week grants on offer

Regional Connectivity Program open I’m pleased that applications for the Australian Government’s $53 million Regional Connectivity Program are now open. In my role as Regional Communications Minister, I have been working to ensure this Program targets investment in local telecommunications infrastructure projects to maximise economic and social opportunities in the bush. Telcos, regional communities, regional…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Queensland border controls, Backing our North West communities, Benefits set to reach the Ridge

Queensland border controls Last week I wrote to the Queensland Premier to highlight a series of concerns brought to me regarding the impact of the Queensland Government’s tightened border controls. My Federal electorate shares the majority of the New South Wales border with Queensland, and I’ve received feedback from residents on both sides of the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Protecting regional Australia, Grants available to help boost organ donation, First edition of the Narromine Star

Protecting regional Australia It was a big week in Parliament last week, with the Coalition Government announcing its plan to achieve a net zero emissions target by 2050, following the Nationals’ support. As a result of our negotiations, we have been able to secure a better outcome for regional Australia. We’ve got a range of…

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