Sir Ivan Fire declared a disaster for tax purposes

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the declaration by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, that the February 2017 ‘Sir Ivan Fires’ bushfires were a disaster for the purposes of establishing Australian disaster relief funds. “Following the fires, the Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, immediately raised the plight of his local…

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Applications invited for Community Heritage Grants

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has invited not-for-profit community organisations to apply for the Community Heritage Grants Program. Mr Coulton said grants of up to $15,000 are available for community organisations such as public libraries, museums, historical societies, Indigenous and multicultural groups to help preserve and protect nationally significant collections. “These grants help local…

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Coulton’s catch-up

I would like to urge regional Australians to have their say on plans to decentralise more government offices and agencies to country Australia as part of The Nationals plan to boost job opportunities in the bush. With the launch of the new Get out of the City Campaign (getoutofthecity.com.au), which aims to drive submissions from…

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Make your opinion count: 10 days left to “Get out of the City”, says Coulton

01 March 2017 The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has urged regional Australians to have their say on plans to decentralise more government offices and agencies to country Australia as part of The Nationals plan to boost job opportunities in the bush. Launching the new Get out of the City Campaign (getoutofthecity.com.au), which aims to drive submissions from country Australia…

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Coulton’s Catch Up February 6

Natural disasters have hit the Parkes electorate on many occasions, but the recent bushfires in the Narrabri and Warrumbungle local government areas have been particularly devastating. Scorching temperatures across the electorate and other parts of New South Wales culminated in a number of fires breaking out across the State on Sunday 12th February. At Boggabri,…

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Coulton’s Catch Up

Natural disasters have hit the Parkes electorate on many occasions, but the recent bushfires in the Narrabri and Warrumbungle local government areas have been particularly devastating. Scorching temperatures across the electorate and other parts of New South Wales culminated in a number of fires breaking out across the State on Sunday 12th February. At Boggabri,…

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