Disaster assistance for Parkes electorate following weekend bushfires

Disaster assistance has been made available for affected communities in the Narrabri and Warrumbungle Local Government areas following last weekend’s devastating bushfires. The Federal Member for the  electorate of Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed today’s funding announcement that would ensure affected individuals, families, and councils have the resourcesand support they need to recover from the impacts of the bushfires…

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Parkes electorate reaps rewards from $11.8 million aerodrome upgrade programme

  More than $700,000 allocated for upgrades to 31 remote airstrips in theParkes electorate under Round 4 of the Australian Government’s $33.7 million Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme New lighting, fencing and navigation technology is the key feature of upgrades to 31 airstrips in regional New South Wales funded under Round 4 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme.  Federal…

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Coulton welcomes changes to aged care places

Changes in care levels for a portion of aged care places in Boggabri, Brewarrina, Dunedoo, Nyngan and Warren will allow additional older residents, with increasing care needs, to stay connected with their communities. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 23 JANUARY

Changes to Coalition Ministerial Arrangements Last week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced changes to the Coalition Ministry that he will be recommending to His Excellency the Governor General. I take this opportunity to congratulate Greg Hunt who will become the Minister for Health and Minister for Sport. I also congratulate Ken Wyatt, who will become…

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Moree welcomes the NDIS

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton attended the opening of the new St Vincent de Paul’s National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Local Area Coordinator (LAC) office in Moree today. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides a number of ways to assist people with disability to exercise choice, including taking reasonable risks in the pursuit of…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 16 JANUARY

Shining a spotlight on small business payment terms Payment terms and times for local small businesses are currently in the spotlight, thanks to an Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Inquiry. As I travel around my electorate and meet with local small businesses, I hear that cash-flow and payment terms are among the biggest…

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Energising Enterprise in Gunnedah

The Federal Electorate of Parkes and State Electorate of Tamworth have secured much needed funding under the latest round of the Energise Enterprise program. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton and State Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said this vital support will help local organisations invest in new opportunities and stimulate jobs growth. “This federally…

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