Grants set to flow for community groups, Coulton announces

Not-for-profit community organisations in the Parkes electorate can now apply for small grants to deliver projects in drought-affected areas, through the Coalition Government’s $15 million investment in the Regional Drought Communities Small Grants Program. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is urging eligible community organisations to start applying for the funding.  “As the tough times…

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Coulton’s Catch Up – week ending 19 October 2018

Photo Caption: Robyn and Mark Coulton with Jillian Kilby. Parliamentary sitting fortnight commences I spent last week at Parliament House in Canberra, marking the commencement of another parliamentary sitting fortnight.  During the week I had the privilege of speaking to students and staff from St Joseph's School Mungindi and St Joseph's Warialda, as well as…

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Funding for a better headspace

Mental health care for young Australians is set for a $51.8 million funding boost. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Federal Government’s extra investment in the national network of headspace centres and the digital portal, eheadspace, will benefit young people in his electorate. “Young people will soon have access to additional services, shorter wait…

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New markets for Aussie exporters – TPP-11

Legislation associated with one of the most comprehensive trade deals ever concluded providing exporters, including those in western NSW, with access to new markets across the Americas and Asia, has passed Parliament this week. Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) Agreement will create…

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Saluting Their Service – Ivanhoe Central School

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has commended Ivanhoe Central School on successfully receiving a $1,364 grant, under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Mr Coulton said Ivanhoe Central School will use the funding to install a flagpole in the school’s memorial garden to be used in ANZAC and Remembrance Day ceremonies. “I would…

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Saluting Their Service – Baradine Rusty Club

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has commended The Baradine Rusty Club on successfully receiving a $2,728 grant, under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorations program. Mr Coulton said The Rusty Club will use the funds to restore a Second World War QF 25-pounder cannon and carriage to utilise on ANZAC and Remembrance Day. “I…

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Matters of Public Importance – Regional Australia

Mr COULTON (Parkes—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (15:29):  From time to time, as I go around my regional electorate, I come across a bit of criticism as a local member. People might express some frustration and talk about things that maybe they're not completely happy about, but there are a couple of things…

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