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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Coulton’s catch-up week ending 17 March

New regulatory powers and lower NBN prices delivering better broadband for consumers New consumer protection, greater transparency and lower wholesale prices are delivering an improved experience for users on the National Broadband Network (NBN). The Australian Communications and Media Authority [ACMA] released new rules to stop the handballing of complaints between telcos and nbn, giving…

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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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