Matters of Public Importance – Regional Australia

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (15:29):  From time to time, as I go around my regional electorate, I come across a bit of criticism as a local member. People might express some frustration and talk about things that maybe they're not completely happy about, but there are a couple of things…

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Saluting Their Service – Ivanhoe Central School

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has commended Ivanhoe Central School on successfully receiving a $1,364 grant, under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Mr Coulton said Ivanhoe Central School will use the funding to install a flagpole in the school’s memorial garden to be used in ANZAC and Remembrance Day ceremonies. “I would…

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Saluting Their Service – Baradine Rusty Club

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has commended The Baradine Rusty Club on successfully receiving a $2,728 grant, under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Mr Coulton said The Rusty Club will use the funds to restore a Second World War QF 25-pounder cannon and carriage to utilise on ANZAC and Remembrance Day. “I…

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Vital upgrades to Indigenous health facilities

The Federal Government has dedicated more than $680,000 to Indigenous health providers in the Parkes electorate, Federal Member Mark Coulton has announced today. Mr Coulton said the funding will be used for vital upgrades to help staff continue delivering quality care to local Indigenous people, and is part of the Coalition Government’s $2.7 million Service…

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Contracts signed for Inland Rail

The Parkes to Narromine section of the once-in-a-generation Inland Rail project is one step closer, thanks to the more than $300 million construction contract signed today for the first section of the 1,700-kilometre rail line. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government is…

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Mobile Service Centre comes to Lake Cargelligo

Lake Cargelligo residents will have personalised access to government services on Thursday 18 October, with the Coalition Government’s popular Mobile Service Centre ‘Golden Wattle’ coming to town. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said residents can come along to the centre for Medicare and Centrelink support, as well as help with Farm Household Allowance (FHA)…

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