Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 25 May 2018

Focus on Cyberbullying – National School Chaplaincy Programme The Coalition Government has backed school chaplains with hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding, having announced its ongoing support of the National School Chaplaincy Programme. This Programme provides vital pastoral care services to thousands of students and school communities across Australia, including in the Parkes…

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Coulton backs volunteers this National Volunteer Week

Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, is encouraging locals to volunteer their time this National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week runs from 21 to 27 May and honours the more than eight million Australians who volunteer their time in the community. Mr Coulton said there are more than 27,000 volunteers in the Parkes electorate. “Volunteers are…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 18th May

Growing agricultural productivity The future of Australian agriculture, associated jobs and the economy is being supported through the Government’s investment in productivity and growth in this year’s Budget.   I welcome the funding to boost agricultural productivity, as an essential part of the sector reaching its potential. The Government sees a bright future for Aussie agriculture, but there is much more hard work…

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Coulton’s Catchup – week ending 11 May 2018

Funding for essential health and mental health programmes The Coalition Government will provide support for three essential health and mental health programmes that will benefit many people in the electorate of Parkes. The Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in the country, protecting both baby and mother from this life-threatening disease.  The $39.5…

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Growing more local doctors in Dubbo

Dubbo is set to benefit from more medical students training locally following the Coalition Government increasing training capacity in the regions. The Coalition Government will invest $550 million in the Stronger Rural Health Strategy to address the maldistribution of rural doctors by establishing a medical schools network in the Murray Darling region to support greater training capacity in rural Australia.  The…

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Budget is a reflection of a healthy economy

The 2018 Budget is a reflection of a healthy economy and a plan to ensure that strong economic growth can continue to be secured and shared. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Budget is a clear indication the economy is back on track. Mr Coulton said tax relief initiatives, more home care packages, and…

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Landmark Inland Rail agreement puts NSW on the right track

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have signed a landmark Bilateral Agreement, which makes way for the commencement of works on the multi-billion dollar Inland Rail project in NSW. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Michael McCormack and NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro signed the Intergovernmental Agreement in Parkes. NSW is the…

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Applications open for Inland Rail Community Consultation Committees in New South Wales

Local residents will have the opportunity to shape the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail with nominations now open for Community Consultative Committees in New South Wales. The committees will cover the Narromine to Narrabri and North Star to NSW and Queensland Border projects, two greenfield sections of the 1,700km project which pass through NSW. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for…

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Coulton’s Catchup – week ending 4 May 2018

Men’s Sheds helping men to stay healthy Men’s Sheds in the electorate of Parkes are helping men to stay healthy and strong in every way. The many sheds around the electorate offer a friendly welcoming environment where men can connect with each other without pressure and as Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Men’s Sheds, I…

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Coulton backs young sporting champions

Young athletes looking for financial assistance to support their involvement in sport are encouraged to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant. The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active, more often and is encouraging young athletes, coaches and officials to apply for a…

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