Coulton’s Catch Up – Christmas wishes, Rural health milestone, Sky’s the limit for local produce, Cooking in Cooee

Photo Caption (L-R): Paul Richardson (Patterson Building Group), Scott Biggs, Prof Cheryl Jones, A/Prof Mark Arnold and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Have a safe and happy Christmas The tail-end of 2020 represents something different for each of us. It has been a year that heralds the resilience of regional Australia as we contend with…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Christmas gift for local volunteers, Funds on offer to build better regions, Disaster allowance now available, Christmas wishes

Christmas gift for local volunteers Last week I was thrilled to announce that a total of 30 community groups in the Parkes electorate will share in more than $109,000 under the latest round of the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants program. Volunteers play a vital role in shaping this electorate; they give countless hours of their…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Celebrating regions with DPM in town, Solid week in the west, Respiratory clinics continue to roll out

Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with President of Wilcannia Forbes Central Council of St Vincent de Paul Society, Leo Woodman, at St Vincent de Paul in Broken Hill, which will upgrade its Bishop Fox meal facility with more than $336,000 under the Building Better Regions Fund. Celebrating regions with DPM in town It…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Catching up with local communities, Attracting more doctors to the bush, An early Christmas present for two Men’s Sheds, Applications open for Regional Connectivity Program

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (fourth from right) pictured with members of the Mendooran Men’s Shed. Catching up with local communities I had a big week on the road last week, visiting a number of community groups throughout the Warrumbungle and Coonamble shires. It was great to stop and catch up with…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Calls to include Mungindi in Queensland border bubble, Shovels hit the ground, Funding for innovative drought resilience, Healthy Rivers grants now open projects,

Calls to include Mungindi in Queensland border bubble Minister for Agriculture and Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud and I wrote to both the Queensland and New South Wales Premiers last week, asking them to extend the Queensland border around the community of Mungindi. This comes in response to news that services at Mungindi Multipurpose…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Budget to deliver jobs and growth, Shovels to hit the ground on $9 million worth of projects, Local organisations look to capitalise on Inland Rail

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton met with Auscott General Manager Commercial and Water Resources Bernie George to discuss Auscott’s successful project proposal through the Inland Rail Interface Improvement Program. 2021-2022 Budget to deliver jobs and growth Last year’s Federal Budget was the…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Budget a big win for regional Australia, Huge funding boost for local councils, Investing in infrastructure

Budget a big win for regional Australia This year’s Federal Budget is a win for regional Australia, delivering key incentives for individuals and families, small businesses, local councils and community groups in the Parkes electorate to ensure we continue to lead the economic recovery from COVID-19. Although we are not yet out of the pandemic,…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – Bringing a piece of Parkes to Parliament, Opportunities abound in regional Australia, Preserving wartime heritage

Photo Caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Roger Fletcher of Fletcher International Exports. Bringing a piece of Parkes to Parliament I took the opportunity to speak in Parliament last week, sharing local examples of how regional Australia is the engine room driving our national recovery from COVID-19. I highlighted stories of successful businesses…

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