Coulton’s Catch Up

Federal funding towards Dubbo Airport upgrade I was very pleased to host the Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash in Dubbo last week to announce Federal funding for Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) towards their project to upgrade Dubbo Airport and its Aeromedical Facilities. DRC was successful in securing over…

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Local students to benefit from VET Student Loans

The Coalition Government’s new VET Student Loans program is a “win-win” for local students and taxpayers that will ensure public funding is used only to support high quality vocational and skills courses. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the new VET Student Loans will be introduced from 1 January 2017, replacing Labor’s failed VET…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 3 OCTOBER

The recent announcement that the Coalition Government will cut the proposed backpacker tax from 32.5 per cent to 19 per cent from 1 January 2017 is good news for the Parkes electorate. The Government recognises that working holiday makers are an important part of Australia’s $43.4 billion tourism industry and a key source of labour,…

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Electorate office set for Broken Hill

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has received permission to open a third electorate office in Broken Hill and is advertising for staff. Mr Coulton welcomed the news from Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan after undertaking negotiations to increase his entitlement to three electorate offices based in Dubbo, Moree and Broken…

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Upgrade set for amenities block at Gulargambone Racecourse and Showground

The Trustee for Gulargambone Racecourse and Showground Trust has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government to upgrade the amenities block at the local showground and racecourse. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $20,000 towards this upgrade project through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Mr Coulton…

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Disaster Assistance available for Parkes Electorate following recent flooding

Disaster assistance for communities hit hard by wide-spread flooding throughout New South Wales has been welcomed by the Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton said the funding announced today would assist the Coonamble, Gilgandra, Lachlan, Narromine, Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle and Western Plains Councils and ensure they have the resources and support needed to…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 26 SEPTEMBER

Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare Last week the Coalition Government announced the first stage in a new approach aiming to revolutionise the welfare system by focusing on improving the individual lives of people trapped in it. This is an issue that is very close to my heart as I represent an area that has…

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