Coutlon’s Catchup – week ending 27 April 2018

Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education The Coalition Government has released an extensive report to guide efforts to overcome the educational divide between capital cities and regional and rural areas.   The final report of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education, led by Emeritus Professor Dr John Halsey will help ensure regional and…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 30th March

Independent Inquiry into the system of Compensation and rehabilitation for veterans The Coalition Government has announced a Productivity Commission inquiry into the system of compensation and rehabilitation for veterans. The Commission is the Government's independent research and advisory body on a range of issues affecting the welfare of Australians. This inquiry will examine whether the system…

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Lives set to be saved in the Electorate of Parkes

Residents of Binnaway have received a major road safety boost with the Coalition Government set to invest $400,000 on Warrumbungles Way under the 2018-19 Black Spot Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said reducing fatalities and serious injuries on our roads is a key focus of his role as infrastructure minister. “Accidents on…

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Tackling homelessness in the Electorate of Parkes

Young people at risk of homelessness in the Electorate of Parkes will receive greater support through increased Government funding. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government has provided more than $8 million to Reconnect services throughout the electorate. “Reconnect provides support and assistance to young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 23rd March

Tackling homelessness in the electorate of Parkes Young people at risk of homelessness in the electorate of Parkes will receive greater support through increased Government funding. The Coalition Government has provided up to $1,282,079 to Reconnect services in the electorate. Reconnect provides support and assistance to young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Reconnect services will help stabilise the…

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$84 million in new funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

It was an honour to host Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Nationals Michael McCormack in Broken Hill for the announcement of $84 million in new funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The funding will enable the Royal Flying Doctor Service to extend and expand essential health services for Australians in rural and remote areas. This…

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Funding flows for Ivanhoe aerodrome upgrade

The Ivanhoe aerodrome will receive a much-need upgrade with $65,000 from the Australian Government to help reseal its runway, taxiway and apron under Round 5 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he was pleased to see the funding approved, and is looking forward to the start of upgrade works at the…

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CREATING JOBS IN THE CENTRAL WEST AND NORTHERN NSW BY ROLLING OUT RAIL AND LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Creating local jobs and boosting local economies was the focus of a tour through Northern New South Wales by local Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.  Mr Coulton said the Coalition Government’s record investment in infrastructure was set to benefit local communities throughout his vast electorate, New South Wales and the nation.  “It is…

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Inland Rail headquarters opens in Dubbo

Job seekers, workers and local communities in regional New South Wales will soon be reaping the rewards of Inland Rail with the opening of a local office in Dubbo – one of three to support the 1,700 kilometre project. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said this was a great step for Inland…

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