Bright Future for young people of Brewarrina

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton spoke in the Federal Parliament last week about the positive future available to young people from Brewarrina. Mr Coulton spoke about Brewarrina locas, Burra Mac, and his passion for photography and Nathan Johnson who is undertaking a fine arts degree at the University of Newcastle.  “These young men clearly…

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Funding secured for Newell Highway improvements

 The Australian Government has announced funding to construct heavy duty pavement on the Newell Highway, including a widened centreline, between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla, under the National Highway Upgrade Programme. Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Australian Government would provide $61.35 million and the New South Wales Government $15.35 million to the…

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$2.68 MILLION TO IMPROVE NATURAL DISASTER RESILIENCE

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed today’s Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $2.68 million in projects to help better protect New South Wales communities from the threat of bushfire. Mr Coulton welcomed today’s announcement which will contribute: ·         $55,000 to Cobar Shire Council for a fire fighting water facility. ·         $10,000 to National Parks…

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Australian Defence Force Pay

 The Australian Government understands that the work performed by members of the Australian Defence Force is unique and crucial to our nation and our security. In recognition of these unique circumstances, the Government has decided to increase the pay for ADF personnel to two per cent per annum, over the life of the agreement, with…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 2nd March

 Now is the time to fix up the confusing issue of country of origin labelling. Consumers should be able to tell by a simple and clear labelling system where produce comes from.  Australian farmers also deserve the opportunity to clearly present their proudly Australian grown products to the market. The Prime Minister has charged senior…

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Coulton’s Catch Up 23rd February

 The importance of biosecurity has been highlighted over the last week following the linking of consumption of frozen berries with several cases of Hepatitis A across the country.  The Australian Department of Health is coordinating a national health response to this issue after cases were reported in Victoria, News South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.…

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$10,000 to businesses under Restart programme

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, is reminding businesses in regional New South Wales that the Restart programme provides up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to hire an eligible 50-plus job seeker and retain that person for two years. Mr Coulton said under the programme eligible employers can receive up to $10,000 when they employ a…

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Freedom Rides Anniversary Shows Progress

 Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has said that he is looking forward to events being held over the next few days to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the historic Freedom Rides. Mr Coulton said that he was honoured to be invited to be involved with events being held in Dubbo, Moree and Walgett.…

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