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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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 Catch Up – week ending 27th April

Helping Older Australians into work The Coalition Government has announced two organisations that will help mature-age people in the Central West region of New South Wales who are looking for work or preparing for a new career path. The Career Transition Assistance (CTA) program will help older workers become more competitive in their local labour…

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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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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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