Address in Reply – 16th November

Next week marks three years since I was elected to this place as the member for Parkes. It has been the most rewarding, challenging and interesting period of my life. The seat of Parkes that I contested at the last election is somewhat different to the seat of Parkes that I contested in 2007. In…

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Additional Australian Government assistance for those impacted by storms and floods

Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton recently visited Oscar Pearse, whose home was inundated by floodwater during the Moree flood. The Federal Government has extended the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to support those significantly affected by the storms and flooding in more areas of New South…

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Additional aged care funding for Western towns

After spending time in Warren and Lake Cargelligo this week discussing aged care places with concerned residents, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton is very pleased to announce the allocation of additional funding for aged care in rural towns across Western New South Wales.   Multi-Purpose Service providers in Warren, Coonamble, Lake Cargelligo, Lightning Ridge…

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ACCC to report on actual broadband speeds: Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomes the announcement of a new program that will give consumers greater information on the speeds and experience they can expect from fixed-line broadband services delivered over the National Broadband Network (NBN). Mr Coulton said the Broadband Performance Monitoring and Reporting (BPMR) program, to be implemented by the Australian…

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ABC Heywire winner recognised in Canberra

Local Heywire Competition winner, Matt Johnston, was recognised in Canberra this morning as part of the ABC’s Heywire Regional Youth Summit.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton joined in congratulating the Wellington born storyteller at an event at Parliament House this morning.   The annual Heywire Competition provides youth aged between 16 and 22…

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Abbott Government helps keep Western NSW child care services mobile

 Mobile child care services supporting communities in the Parkes Electorate where no other viable permanent option exists will share in more than $2 million worth of support from the Abbott Government, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, announced today. The Government supports mobile child care providers servicing regional, remote, rural, disadvantaged and indigenous communities through…

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