COULTON’S CATCH UP 31ST AUGUST

Whilst our Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott spent last week visiting Indigenous communities in the Torres Strait and on the tip of Cape York, I too spent the week meeting with some organisations undertaking significant work with members of Indigenous communities across the Parkes electorate.   I had the pleasure of attending two events…

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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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Adult literacy campaign launched in Brewarrina

Following its success in the Western New South Wales communities of Wilcannia, Bourke and Enngonia, the Literacy for Life Foundation is bringing their innovative adult literacy campaign to Brewarrina and Walgett.   Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton was delighted to be a part of the Foundation’s launch held at the Ngunnhu traps (Fish traps)…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 24TH AUGUST

Federal Parliament sat in Canberra again last week and I took the opportunity to place on the record how pleased I am to be part of a Government that is providing $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects in our local communities.      The Stronger Communities Programme is a new programme…

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School competition to honour Australia’s Vietnam Veterans

Following the 49th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Long Tan, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has today encouraged the region’s secondary schools to participate in the Australian Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans schools’ competition.   The competition encourages students in Year 9 and 10 to explore the service of Australia’s Vietnam veterans, and…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 17TH AUGUST

Last week I returned to a rather icy cold Canberra for the first week of Federal Parliament sitting since the winter break.    As anticipated, it was a very busy week with the appointment of a new Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon Tony Smith MP and a special joint Coalition party room…

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