An extra $3.3 million to provide critical child care services in the Parkes electorate

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today welcomed the allocation of an additional $3.3 million to support vital child care services in the Parkes electorate and help meet the needs of local families. Mr Coulton said 15 services in the Parkes electorate will receive funding through the Coalition Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF). “This…

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Amenities at Bourke Showground set for upgrade

The Bourke Pastoral and Agricultural Association Incorporated has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government to undertake much needed upgrades of amenities at the Bourke Showground. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $20,000 for the Bourke Pastoral and Agricultural Association through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).…

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Allison Bridge open for business

Road users will reap the benefits of a replacement of Allison Bridge on the Black Stump Way near Coolah, with works now complete. Member for the Parkes electorate Mark Coulton joined with Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Denis Todd to officially open the bridge today. “I am pleased that with funding from the Federal Government’s Bridges…

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Afghanistan Debate

  Mark Coulton Before I commence my contribution on the motion to take note of the Prime Minister’s statement on Australia’s commitment to Afghanistan, I would like to acknowledge the contribution of my colleague the member for Hindmarsh, a very well considered presentation. I concur with what he said. I have some difficulty in speaking…

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Adult literacy campaign launched in Brewarrina

Following its success in the Western New South Wales communities of Wilcannia, Bourke and Enngonia, the Literacy for Life Foundation is bringing their innovative adult literacy campaign to Brewarrina and Walgett.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was delighted to be a part of the Foundation’s launch held at the Ngunnhu traps (Fish traps)…

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Adjournment: Road Infrastructure 20th October

Tonight I rise to speak on an issue that is of grave concern to the people of regional Australia, including the people of the electorate of Parkes, and that is the issue of local rural roads. As most people would realise, nearly everything that we find on our supermarket shelves starts its journey on a…

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