Getting children more active in the Parkes electorate

Applications are closing soon for the Coalition’s popular Sporting Schools program and Mark Coulton, Member for the Parkes electorate, is encouraging all local schools in his electorate to apply. “Sport and physical activity are an important part of holistic childhood development, and I’d like to get more children across the Parkes electorate active,” Mr Coulton…

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Get involved, says local MP – NAIDOC Week

The local Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, is encouraging his constituents to engage with Australia’s unique culture and heritage this NAIDOC Week. This year NAIDOC Week takes on the theme Voice. Treaty. Truth – Let’s work together for a shared future, echoing the call for constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Mr…

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Get involved in the Green Army

 You are invited to attend a community information session on the Australian Government’s major new environmental programme – the Green Army. The Green Army supports practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation projects across urban, regional and remote Australia. The Green Army provides young Australians aged 17-24 with the tools they need to help them enter…

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Gambling 31st May 2010

  Mr COULTON (Parkes) (9.40 pm)-I rise tonight to speak about the Productivity Commission inquiry into gambling and the effects its recommendations may have if implemented on the community throughout regional Australia. Gambling addiction is one of the challenges that we face as a nation. I support any measures that are taken towards harm minimisation…

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Future of freight is ‘ROSI’ in Moree

Photo caption: Moree Plains Shire Council Deputy Mayor Greg Smith, ARTC Inland Rail Director of Planning, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Rebecca Pickering, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and MPSC Regional Activation Manager Mark Connolly look at plans for the Moree Intermodal Overpass. The Australian Government has committed $35.2 million towards the $44 million Moree…

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Future of Agriculture vital to Region

 The Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has encouraged residents in Western New South Wales to make a contribution to the Government’s White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness. “Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has decided to develop a White Paper on Agriculture so that we can seriously consider the future of the industry and how it can…

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Funding will help bridge gap for vital health services

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the latest round of Commonwealth Government funding for the Bourke Aboriginal Health Service Limited (BAHS).   Mr Coulton has confirmed that BAHS will receive a total of $2.2 million over 3 years under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).    “This funding will assist BAHS with…

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