It was an exciting time for the Parkes Electorate when the Assistant Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie visited Dubbo to announce a Regional Health Training Hub and a new University Department of Rural Health for Western NSW. Health and medical students will have greater opportunities to live, study and work in rural and regional Australia…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomes the announcement of a new program that will give consumers greater information on the speeds and experience they can expect from fixed-line broadband services delivered over the National Broadband Network (NBN). Mr Coulton said the Broadband Performance Monitoring and Reporting (BPMR) program, to be implemented by the Australian…Details
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton welcomed the Coalition Government plan to embrace community groups across Australia to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction. Mr Coulton said in the latest offensive against the scourge of ice, the first 40 Local Drug Action Teams have been announced to tackle the challenges…Details
More than 19,400 small and medium sized businesses in the Electorate of Parkes will receive tax cuts so they can grow their company and employ more people as part of the Coalition Government’s visionary Enterprise Tax Plan, Parkes MP, Mark Coulton said. He said these historic cuts will give 19,415 businesses in the Parkes Electorate…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the news that the route selection for the Yelarbon to Gowrie section of the Inland Rail project had moved a step closer. Mr Coulton said the building of the Inland Rail is a major commitment by The Nationals and with a large proportion of the route within the…Details
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said agricultural and food exporters across the Parkes Electorate will enjoy even more benefits from the Japan–Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) from 1 April, with the latest round of tariff cuts taking effect. Mr Coulton said local exporters of beef, dairy, wine, seafood, cereals and horticulture products—and the farmers…Details
National Wastewater Drug Monitoring report to help flush out the crooks I welcome the release of the first National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report which will change the way our nation fights the scourge of ice. The Coalition Government provided the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) with a $3.6 million boost to detect ice hotspots,…Details
I asked the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steve Ciobo, to update the House on how the Government's trade policies are supporting hard-working Australians and how does this compare to other approaches?
My meeting with the Education Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, discussing the exciting changes to childcare funding and how it will continue to support families in the Parkes Electorate.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said 5,350 families across the Parkes Electorate are set for child care cost relief and their children will benefit from more early learning opportunities as part of the Turnbull Government’s reforms to the system that passed Parliament late last week. Mr Coulton said the new reforms would offer relief…Details