Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 10 March

4.7 million Australians to benefit from indexation Around 4.7 million pension and allowance recipients will receive an increase to their welfare payments from 20 March. The increases will help pensioners and allowance recipients to keep up with increases in living costs. From 20 March, pension payments including Age Pension and Disability Support Pension will increase…

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Supporting unpaid carers in the Electorate of Parkes

Unpaid carers in the Electorate of Parkes will benefit from $85.6 million in additional funding for support services, the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said. Mr Coulton said the new support services are in recognition of the important contribution unpaid carers are providing to their families, the community and the nation. “The Nationals-Liberal Government will…

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Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week in the Electorate of Parkes

With a $1.4 million grants round, communities across the Electorate of Parkes will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year.  The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton encourages communities in the Electorate to apply for a grant to host a local celebration. “NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements…

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Coulton’s Catch-up for week ending 3 March

100,000 more Australians move off welfare and into work More than 100,000 of the most disadvantaged Australians – many of them long-term unemployed welfare recipients – have gained a job through the Nationals-Liberal Government’s wage subsidy program since 2015. Wage subsidies are supporting businesses to give vital work opportunities to Australians facing disadvantage. The best…

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Community environment groups in the Electorate of Parkes urged to seek funding for their projects

The Coalition Government’s $5 million Environment Small Grants programme will assist local Landcare, environment and other natural resource management groups with funding to help restore their local environment in the Electorate of Parkes. The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Government is providing the grants under Phase 2 of its National Landcare Program, to…

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Coulton’s catch-up for week ending 24 February

Supporting Early Release of Superannuation Benefits on Compassionate Grounds The Nationals-Liberal Government has released for consultation the exposure draft regulations on the transfer of the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate grounds to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). These regulations provide the necessary administrative changes to reflect the transfer of responsibility for early release…

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National Disability Conference Initiative grants round open in Electorate of Parkes

People with disability in the Electorate of Parkes can benefit from grants, which will give people the opportunity to attend national events and conferences the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said.  He said the Nationals-Liberal Government is making it easier for people with disability to participate in nationally focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia. Grants…

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